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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.

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Lahore becomes ICC-accredited testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions, It is one of five international testing centres

Dubai, July 25, 2019: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has accredited as a testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions. The centre joins the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Loughborough University, Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai and the University of Pretoria as

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Javeria to lead Women’s Global Development squad, Players from seven countries feature in the third WGDS squad

Dubai, July 25, 2019: Pakistan’s star batter Javeria Khan has been named to lead a multi-nation Women’s Global Development Squad (Javeria Khan lead WGDS) that will play six Twenty20 matches on a tour of England, including two each against ECB Super League teams Southern Vipers and Surrey Stars. The International Cricket Council

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ICC accredits biomechanics lab at LUMS as testing centre

Lahore, July 25, 2019: The biomechanical lab at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has accredited by the International Cricket Council as a testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions, becoming the first such facility in biomechanics lab Pakistan. The centre joins the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Loughborough University, Sri

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Alex Hales has one eye on T20 World Cup as he prepares for Caribbean Premier League

By Peter Miller, Bridgetown, Barbados, July 23, 2019: The very first pick at the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft was opening batsman Alex Hales CPL who will be playing for the Barbados Tridents. Hales says he is really looking forward to turning out at the CPL for the first time.