Pakistan

11:41 AM GMT Umar Akmal‘s troubled cricket career has hit its biggest roadblock yet, with the PCB handing him a ban from all representative cricket for three years after he pleaded guilty of failing to report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahead of this year’s PSL. Akmal’s case had gone directly to the
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10:06 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Pakistan Women allrounder Sana Mir has announced her retirement from international cricket, bringing an end to a 15-year career. Mir, who made her international debut in 2005, took 151 wickets in 120 ODIs and 89 wickets in 106 T20Is. Apart from that, she also scored 1630 runs in ODIs at
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5:10 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Pakistan’s tour to the Netherlands has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was taken in light of the Dutch government’s decision to ban all sports and cultural events in the country till September 1, with KNCB confirming the country will host no international cricket this summer.
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2:14 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Umar Akmal could learn his cricketing fate on April 27, with that date set for his hearing in front of the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan. Both the player and the PCB have been required to attend the hearing, which is scheduled at the National Cricket
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2:10 PM GMT Danyal Rasool PCB chairman Ehsan Mani expressed Pakistan’s disappointment with the ICC’s decision to split points for an ICC Women’s Championship series between India and Pakistan that went unplayed after the BCCI were unable to obtain permission from the Indian government to go ahead with the series. The decision meant India qualified
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3:55 PM GMT Pakistan is preparing to enter a new broadcasting landscape this year, planning a new deal for the first time in recent memory without a bilateral series against “unreliable” India – according the PCB chairman – to sell. Though they have not played a full bilateral series against their neighbours since 2007-08, the
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3:41 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Umar Akmal has foregone the right to defend himself against the PCB’s corruptions charges and will instead wait for a sanction to be confirmed. His case will go directly to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel after Akmal decided against requesting a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal. All that remains,
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1:22 PM GMT There’s no cricket on the horizon, yet, for Pakistan’s players, but lockdown or no lockdown, they’ll have to keep their fitness levels up. That’s the message from the PCB, which will conduct fitness tests for over 200 of its contracted domestic and international players, via video link, on April 20 and 21.
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9:47 AM GMT Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector, has high expectations from Shadab Khan the batsman while saying his bowling still needed “improvement and consistency”. In addition to legspin, his primary skill, Shadab was in excellent form for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, scoring three-half-centuries in his 263 runs at a
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