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PCB pays tribute to legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir

By PCB, Lahore, September 6, 2019: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed its shock and grief at the news of legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir passing and has sent a message of condolence to his family. PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “We devastate with the news of Abdul Qadir’s passing and

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Misbah-ul-Haq named Pakistan head coach and chief selector

By PCB, Lahore, September 4, 2019: Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq was today confirmed as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract. In line with the PCB’s commitment to ensure transparency, accountability and role clarity at all levels, Misbah was also named as the Chairman of Selectors

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Window for the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League confirmed

By Peter Miller, Sept 2, 2019, Gros Islet, St Lucia: The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have agreed a tournament window for the 2020 tournament. Next year’s tournament will take place between 19 August and 26 September 2020 (2020 Hero Caribbean Premier). This window means that for

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St Lucia Zouks to replace St Lucia Stars at the 2019 Caribbean Premier League

By Peter Miller, August 15, 2019, Gros Islet, St Lucia: The St Lucia Zouks will replace the St Lucia Stars for the 2019 CPL season following the recent termination of the participation agreement with the company operating the Stars franchise. The Zouks will be playing matches in St Lucia and across the

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PCB Central contracts for 2019-20 announced

Lahore, August 8, 2019: The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced list of central contracts (PCB CENTRAL CONTRACTS) for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three ODIs and nine T20Is. The list has been trimmed from 33 to 19 and the players who

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PCB to revamp national coaching set-up, Ehsan Mani approves Cricket Committee recommendations

Lahore, August 7, 2019: The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced it will be immediately undertaking a robust recruitment process after it decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden (Ehsan Mani approves Cricket). The PCB Cricket Committee,

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ICC MEN’s Cricket World Cup digital content delivers record-breaking numbers

Dubai, August 7, 2019: The International Cricket Council today released the final digital content delivers viewing figures for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 confirming the event’s position as one of the world’s most watched sporting events. Relevant and engaging match and non-match day content ensured record-breaking levels of fan engagement

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Brathwaite steps up to captaincy role left vacant by Gayle at Patriots

By Peter Miller, Basseterre, August 2, 2019: There have been a lot of changes in the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots team for 2019, Robin Singh as the new coach, Chris Gayle leaving for the Jamaica Tallawahs, and a very differently looking squad lining up for the new season which gets underway

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ICC launches World Test Championship, Two years, nine teams, 27 series, 72 Test Matches

Dubai, July 29, 2019: The International Cricket Council has today, Monday 29 July 2019, officially launched the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC). Getting underway on 1 August 2019, the WTC will see the top nine Test teams in the world – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri

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Mohammad Hafeez to join St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for Hero CPL

By Peter Miller, Basseterre, St Kitts, July 26, 2019: Mohammad Hafeez will be joining the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for the 2019 tournament which runs from 4 September to 12 October (Mohammad Hafeez join CPL). Hafeez will be replacing Rassie van der Dussen who is now unavailable due to international commitments.