In a devastating blow to Pakistan cricket, New Zealand on Friday pulled out of their cricket series over ‘security concerns.’
A number of experienced campaigners were left out as PCB chief selector Mohammad Wasim announced the national squad for next month's T20 World Cup as well as the home series against New Zealand and England.
I congratulate the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for rethinking and including former Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmad, Fakhar Zaman and Haider Ali and veteran Shoaib Malik
Sahibzada Farhan, a right-handed batsman, is providing all the necessary equipment and the facilities for young and budding cricketers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province without any charge.
The Pakistan Cricket Board also said that the Indian cricket board has once again breached international norms and the spirit of the gentleman’s game by interfering in the internal affairs of the ICC Members as the KPL has been given approval by the Pakistan board.
The New Zealand cricket team will play three ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs and five T20Is on their first tour of Pakistan in 18 years, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday while announcing the schedule of the upcoming tour.
"I am thankful to all of you for electing me as the PCB chairman and look forward to working with you to ensure Pakistan cricket continues to thrive and grow stronger, both on and off-the-field," Raja was quoted as telling the other board members in the PCB release.
The sixth edition of the PSL came to an abrupt halt after the breach of safety bubble led to the coronavirus cases during the tournament, which was being played in Pakistan across many venues in March.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said: “The ECB have shown their large heartedness to be here for which I am thankful to Tom and Martin. It means a lot to us.”
In-form Iftikhar Ahmed has been included in place of Mohammad Hafeez as the national selection committee announced an 18-member Pakistan squad for the tour of Bangladesh where a three-match T20 series will be staged on Nov.19, 20 and 22 in Dhaka.