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  • World XI series: 15 players from 7 countries to visit Pakistan next month, says Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries have agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month...

    Sethi, addressing a press conference, said, "Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan...

  • Sri Lanka, West Indies agree to visit Pakistan for T20s: Sethi

    LAHORE: The efforts towards long-awaited revival of international cricket in Pakistan received a major boost on Monday when Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi revealed that Sri Lanka and West Indies boards had consented to tour the country for Twenty20 Internationals later this year following next month’s visit of ICC World XI side which will include “top players of top cricketing nations”...

    “I had already informed that the...

  • West Indies to play T20 series in Pakistan for next 5 years, Sethi says

    West Indies cricket team will visit Pakistan for a three-match Twenty20 series every year, for the next five years, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi announced on Saturday...

    Addressing a press conference, Sethi said that both the teams will play two T20 series "each year for the next five years", one in Pakistan and the other in the United States (US), “subject to the availability of dates and venues”...

  • Pakistan to host ACC Emerging Cup in April 2018: Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Sunday announced that Pakistan will be hosting the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Cup in April 2018...

    Sethi made the announcement at a press conference in Lahore flanked by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala, just hours ahead of the much-awaited Twenty20 International final being played between the two countries at Gaddafi Stadium...

  • Pakistan will host West Indies in November for a three-match T20 series: Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Thursday, while thanking West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron for visiting Pakistan amidst the ongoing Independence Cup, announced that the West Indies team will visit Pakistan for a three-match T20 series towards the end of November...

    The sources further said that Cameron's tour would pave the way for a West Indies tour to Pakistan...

  • We will play ICC leagues only if India face Pakistan: Sethi

    DUBAI: Pakistan will only sign up for the Test and one-day leagues, agreed to in principle at the International Cricket Council Board meeting last week, if India honour a Memorandum of Understanding to play bilateral matches, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday...

    But the burning question regarding the implementation remains how the structure of the leagues will work, without India playing Pakistan...

  • International security company hired for Pakistan by ICC: Sethi

    LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hired an international security company on a three-year term in order to aid the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday...

    Sethi told Dawn that the security company will visit the country during either the last week of August or the first week of September...

  • Six teams, eight matches in Pakistan: Sethi tweets about PSL 2018

    Chairman Pakistan Super League (PSL) Najam Sethi on Friday announced the addition of a sixth team to the existing five teams in the cricket tournament's next edition...

    He also said the total number of matches in the PSL's next iteration would increase to 34, out of which eight matches, he said, could be held in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan will not tour India until BCCI fulfils its promise, says Sethi

    The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) executive committee, Najam Sethi, ruled out any chance of the national team visiting India for a bilateral cricket series until the neighbours live up to the conditions set by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards in 2014...

    According to the MoU, India and Pakistan are due to play six bilateral series between the years 2015 to 2023...

  • Sethi rubbishes report of ‘ICC legal action’ on Pakistan’s World T20 stance

    Cricket board’s executive committee chairman Najam Sethi on Monday rubbished a report published by Daily Mail’s India edition claiming that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has threatened Pakistan with “legal action” if the country did not participate in the World T20 citing “security concerns”...

    We have told them that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has written to the Government of Pakistan seeking approval to travel to...

  • Pakistan Super League: Chris Gayle ready to come on board, Sethi says

    Swashbuckling West Indian batsman Chris Gayle is the latest high-profile cricketer to have agreed to be part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), joining a host of international stars who are in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Executive Committee chairman Najam Sethi confirmed on Tuesday...

    We had to put in a lot of hard work in trying to trace him and are pleased that he has consented to be part of the Pakistan Super...

  • Pakistan should not play its ‘home’ series in India: Sethi

    The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee, Najam Sethi, has rejected the idea of staging Pakistan's 'home series' in India, reiterating that it was time the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honoured the agreement signed between the two countries last year...

    It’s now time for the BCCI to reciprocate and honour its commitment of playing a bilateral series in UAE,” Sethi told reporters in Lahore...

  • Commonwealth side’s tour could trigger return of international cricket in Pakistan: Sethi

    Najam Sethi, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) executive committee, has expressed desire to host a Commonwealth team in Pakistan and believed that such a visit could trigger return of international cricket in the country...

    “We are in touch with Giles Clarke (chairman of the England cricket board), because we feel if we can have the Commonwealth side play in Pakistan then we can also have some matches of the second...

  • PSL a victory for Pakistan, says league chairman Najam Sethi

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board received an overwhelming response from millions of cricket-starved fans, even if it didn't succeed in spotting a new fast bowler or unearth a new batting star in its inaugural professional Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates...

    Islamabad United, led by Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets at a packed Dubai International Cricket Stadium late Tuesday...

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