Pakistan

10:26 AM ET Shashank KishoreESPN Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, hasn’t taken the Asia Cup scheduling too kindly, given it will leave his team travelling back and forth from Abu Dhabi to Dubai for the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup. This will also be the case for Afghanistan and Bangladesh, while India have
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Big Picture If an Associate side wants to celebrate a landmark day, who better than Pakistan to share their (non-alcoholic) champagne with. They have championed the Associates’ cause more regularly and sincerely than any other Full Member, who have never quite exuded the superiority complex that, with the reduction of the World Cup to ten
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“Baal sabke kaale hai” (All of you have black hair), quipped Sarfraz Ahmed as he sat alongside Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, Mashrafe Mortaza, Asghar Afghan and Anshy Rath at the captains’ press conference to unveil the Asia Cup in Dubai on Friday. It elicited laughter among the audience. Sarfraz was just getting started with his
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Former New Zealand allrounder Grant Bradburn has been appointed Pakistan’s fielding coach, filling the position left vacant by Steve Rixon, who had opted against renewing his contract, citing personal reasons. Bradburn’s first assignment with Pakistan will be in the UAE for the Asia Cup 2018, which starts on September 15. He was appointed for a
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As was widely expected, former ICC president Ehsan Mani has been elected unopposed as PCB chairman for a term of three years. He was the only candidate to submit his nomination papers for the vacant post, and all members of Board of Governors (BoG) unanimously voted for him to head the PCB. He replaces Najam
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Former ICC president Ehsan Mani steps closer to being formally elected PCB chairman, after the election commissioner called a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) on September 4 in Lahore. A majority of nine out of 10 voting members of the BoG is required to elect the chairman, but given Mani was appointed
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Najam Sethi’s departure from his role as PCB chairman is all but confirmed after he formally submitted his resignation on Monday. There had been intense speculation surrounding Sethi’s future in the PCB ever since Imran Khan was elected Pakistan’s prime minister; the former Pakistan captain and Sethi had a famously poor relationship. With the prime
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Former Pakistan captain and World Cup winner Imran Khan has won a parliamentary vote, confirming him as the next prime minister of Pakistan. Following the success of his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Movement for Justice), in elections across the country last month, his election to the top political job was imminent. He beat the rival
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The Pakistan Cricket Board will have to start their hunt for a fielding coach afresh after Darren Berry withdrew his interest in the role due to personal and professional reasons. Berry, who played 153 first-class matches in Australia from 1989 to 2004, had been in talks with the PCB for more than a month. Pakistan
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Habib Bank Limited (HBL) will appoint a new captain for this year’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after the team stripped Ahmed Shehzad of the role. Shehzad captained HBL last year in the QeA, but currently stands provisionally suspended from all international and domestic cricket organised by any national cricket board or its affiliate members after returning a
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