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Big Three's ICC deal benefits Pakistan LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi said Friday his country will get eight years of series, including with archrivals India, earning $30 million, after agreeing to the revamp of the game's governing body.Pakistan had opposed changes to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which hand the majority of powers and revenues to the "big three" of international cricket, India, Australia and England.The suggested reforms were approved by majority (eight out of 10 countries in favour) at the ICC Board meeting in February, during which Pakistan and Sri Lanka abstained from voting.After an ICC meeting in Dubai on Thursday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced it would conditionally support the reforms -- to be officially signed in June this year -- which Sethi said will bring major benefits to cash-strapped Pakistan."We were left isolated in world cricket, we could have gone bankrupt but we agreed to the revamp after getting written assurances ...

BCB wants Wasim to help their bowlers ISLAMABAD: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants to rope in the legendary former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram as a bowling consult for their team saying they would love to have Wasim working with them.The BCB Media Committee Chairman, Jalal Yunus said the initial contact with Wasim has been made, however they are now looking forward of reply from the legendry fast bowler."Chairman of the cricket operations committee, Akram Khan has informed BCB about his interaction with ...
PCB announces conditional support to ICC KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday announced its conditional support to the revised International Cricket Cricket (ICC) resolutions regarding future governance structure and financial model approved previously by all members."PCB, thereby ending PCB's isolation within the international community and opening the doors to International Cricket in a vital manner. The conditions are signing of mutually beneficial bilateral cricket tours from 2015-23 with all members, especially India," PCB said in a statement issued on Thursday.Commenting on ...
BCB keen to hire Wasim Akram as bowling consultant KARACHI: Bangkadesh Cricket Board (BCB) is keen to hire the service of legendary fast bowler and ex-Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram as their bowling consultant.According to BCB media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus the initial contact has been made, however they are now looking forward to hearing from the legendry fast bowler."Chairman of the cricket operations committee, Akram Khan has informed the BCB about his interaction with Wasim Akram, on the matter, during the recently concluded World ...
Afghan cricketers to train in Pakistan KARACHI: Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said Thursday.Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the wicket-keepers as the minnows begin tuning up for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand."We have a full year of events starting with the Asian Cricket Council Trophy next month ...
Pietersen says still hoping for Test comeback NEW DELHI: Sacked batting star Kevin Pietersen still hopes to return to international cricket and become the first England player to score 10,000 Test runs, according to an interview published Thursday.The 33-year-old Pietersen also insisted that former England skipper Andrew Strauss was a "good friend" despite their fallout over a text scandal, saying the episode was the biggest regret of his career.Pietersen, who was axed in February after England's disastrous tour to Australia, told the ...
Rashid declines offer as chief selector, denies rift with PCB KARACHI: As expected former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif Wednesday refused to takeover as the head of Pakistan Cricket Board Selection Committee.Rashid Latif has expressed his reluctance to join PCB as chief selector because of prevailing enviroments and conditions in PCB.However, he dispelled the impressions of any friction between him and the PCB. He categorically said that he didn't want to instigate a controversy with uncalled for remarks."The PCB considered me for the important slot and ...


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