Saturday, April 19, 2014

pcb cleared pakistan off spinner saeed ajmal for county

The 36-year-old's takeoff was held up after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) examined the matter emulating affirmation of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka in July-August.

"We have given NOC (no-complaint authentication) to Ajmal however need him to return in mid-July so he could be a piece of group's tour to Sri Lanka," PCB head working officer Subhan Ahmed told AFP late Thursday.

Pakistan will play two Tests and three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka on a tour which was just settled a week ago on the sidelines of an International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai.

Ajmal said he would fly early one week from now and will be accessible for Worcestershire's home match against Derbyshire on April 27.

"I am truly used to playing in the English season, yet compelled by a sense of honor to return for national obligation once the PCB needs me," he told AFP.

Viewed as one of the best spinners of current times, Ajmal has so far played 33 Tests, 110 one-day internationals and 63 Twenty20 matches.

He took 24 wickets in helping Pakistan defeat then-world Test number one England 3-0 in their arrangement in the United Arab Emirates in 2012.

Friday, April 11, 2014



Pakistan went out from the Super-10 stage after a disillusioning 84-run rout against the West Indies on Tuesday, neglecting to achieve the last four without precedent for five releases of the competition since its origin in 2007.
Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez (left) speaks with reporters in Lahore, on April 3, 2014 © AFP Arif Ali
Hafeez said he acknowledged obligation regarding the early passageway.

"I acknowledge all the obligation of group's disappointment," Hafeez told journalists after a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) meeting in Lahore.

Hafeez headed Pakistan to the semi-finals in the last World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka two years back, soon after assuming control from Misbah-ul Haq.

The all-rounder, who opens both the batting and the bowling with his off-twist, said nobody had constrained him to stop.

"I am under no weight and felt that I must venture down as pioneer by assuming ownership, its for the PCB to choose who to lead the group," said Hafeez.

Pakistan have no task before their arrangement against Australia in October, when they play two Tests, three one-days and one Twenty20 in the United Arab Emirates.

The 33-year-old said he was primed to join the positions under any skipper.

"I am primed to play under any skipper as I have done my employment with obligation as chief and additionally player," he said.

Pakistan started the World Twenty20 with a thrashing against most despised adversaries India before winning their next two recreations against Australia and Bangladesh.

Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot throughout the World Twenty20 match against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, on April 1, 2014 © Afp/file Munir Uz Zaman

Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot throughout the World Twenty20 match against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, on April 1, 2014

© Afp/file Munir Uz Zaman

Hafeez said an excess of unforced mistakes had set back the ol' finances the group.

"Our players conferred slip-ups which prompted our thrashing and we assume ownership," Hafeez. "I have officially apologized to the country for letting down our fans."

He said he might likewise surrender the bad habit captaincy of the one day group, which is headed by Haq.

Hafeez headed Pakistan in 29 Twenty20 matches, winning 17 and losing 11, while one was deserted.

Mentor Moin Khan said Hafeez's choice ought to be applauded.

"Hafeez has acknowledged obligation and has ventures down so we all must laud his choice," Khan told columnists.

All-rounder Shahid Afridi, who headed Pakistan to the semi-finals of the last 50-over World Cup in India three years back, is broadly tipped to assume control over the captaincy.

Conversing with journalists independently, he said: "I am primed to assume ownership to me for Pakistan