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Kaneria slams ECB for biased attitude ISLAMABAD: Out of favour leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on Tuesday lashed out at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for its special treatment to Mervyn Westfield which clearly showed its biased and unjust attitude towards him (Kaneria).Kaneria, who has played 61 Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Pakistan, got embroiled in a spot-fixing controversy while playing for the English county Essex. The tainted spinner has a decent Test record as he picked up 261 wickets at an average of 34.79 in 61 matches.The ECB anti-corruption tribunal banned Kaneria for life in 2012 and Westfield was jailed the same year and banned from professional cricket for five years and club cricket for three years on spot-fixing charges. Both were banned after they played together for Essex in the English county championship.Talking to APP, Kaneria said it was the ECB because of which he could not remain associated with his bread ...

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Lean and mean Misbah eyes England tour Pakistan's Test captain Misbah ul Haq expressed that his future plans depended on his form and fitness.According to Indian Express report, “I am looking forward to playing in the Pakistan Cup one-day championship in Faisalabad from tomorrow and have also told the Pakistan Cricket Board that I want to go with the Pakistan A team to England in May. The idea is to test myself physically and also prepare for the Test series in England ...

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‘Happy to serve’, says Inzamam but not ‘to expect overnight result’ On Monday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been appointed former Test cricketer Inzamam ul Haq as the chief selector of the Pakistan team.“I am happy to serve Pakistan cricket in any capacity,” said Inzamam while talking to the media. “I am thankful to the PCB for offering me this post. I will try my best to do justice with my job. I also want to thank the Afghanistan Cricket Board for allowing me to take ...

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Improving cricket will take time; Inzamam LAHORE: The newly appointed chief selector, former Pakistan captain, Inzamam ul Haq said that improving Pakistan cricket will take time as he does not have a magic stick to bring improvement overnight. "Pakistan Cricket Board has reposed confidence on me by appointing me as the chief selector and with my expertise and standing in the game I will try to live up to the expectations," he was addressing a media conference here on Monday at ...

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Misbah ready for England challenge and beyond ISLAMABAD: Ageing Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday confirmed he will not only lead his side in their four-match series in England this summer, but is determined to play on until next year's tour of Australia.He is Pakistan's most successful Test captain, having led his country to 20 wins, 11 draws and 11 defeats in his 42 matches in charge -- a better record than the legendary Imran Khan.But his desire to continue has been ...

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PCB appoints Inzamam as chief selector LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday appointed former captain and batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq as their new chief selector, part of wholesale changes following the team's disastrous exit from the World Twenty20 in India.The 46 year old resigned as Afghanistan coach on Sunday to take on his new job, arguably among the most thankless in the sport with the holder routinely turfed out following the team's failure in a high profile event.Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan told ...

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Pakistan Cup set to start from Tomorrow Following the success of Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) another tournament ‘Pakistan Cup’ is set to start from Tuesday (April 19).Just like Pakistan Super League, there will be also five teams representing the four provinces and federal capital of the country. The five teams from the five provinces - Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a team from Federal Capital of Pakistan. The PCB announced that Azhar Ali will lead Balochistan, ...