Najam Sethi

Zimbabwe cricket board approaches ICC for loan

Zimbabwe cricket board approaches ICC for loan

  Zimbabwe Cricket Union has approached the International Cricket Council for a loan to bail the board out of a financial crisis, which has also put the Pakistan team’s tour to that country in serious doubt.

Feb 19, 2018, 21:12 PM IST
Shoaib Akhtar made advisor and brand ambassador by Pakistan Cricket Board

Shoaib Akhtar made advisor and brand ambassador by Pakistan Cricket Board

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was appointed as an advisor and brand ambassador by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier this week.

Feb 18, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
West Indies to tour Pakistan for 3 T20s next month

West Indies to tour Pakistan for 3 T20s next month

The West Indies will tour Pakistan for three T20 Internationals in March and April this year, the PCB has confirmed during the ICC meetings in Dubai.

Feb 10, 2018, 19:26 PM IST
'All countries want to play against India to make money,' says PCB chairman Najam Sethi

'All countries want to play against India to make money,' says PCB chairman Najam Sethi

"I don't think we need to use such words like hostage. The fact is that broadcasters are from India, India has most money. Every ICC member wants to play India as this allows them to make money and India is a top team as well," Sethi told reporters here.

Dec 24, 2017, 21:21 PM IST
PCB left red-faced over compensation claim from BCCI

PCB left red-faced over compensation claim from BCCI

The BCCI has constantly maintained that it can't play Pakistan until its government gives clearance for bilateral cricket.

Oct 22, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
BCCI neither approved nor rejected playing with Pakistan: Najam Sethi

BCCI neither approved nor rejected playing with Pakistan: Najam Sethi

Pakistan and India are slated to play 19 matches in the new Future Tours Program schedule, which will come into force from 2019 for four years as per the recommendations of the ICC.

Oct 18, 2017, 21:31 PM IST
PCB will play in ICC world leagues only if India honours MoU

PCB will play in ICC world leagues only if India honours MoU

In the MoU, which Sethi signed with his BCCI counterpart, the two countries were slated to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 with Pakistan hosting the first series in 2015/16.  

Oct 17, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
PCB's plan to file BCCI compensation claim not on ICC's agenda

PCB's plan to file BCCI compensation claim not on ICC's agenda

While filing the compensation claim, the PCB would ask the BCCI to show proof and evidence that it did not get the permission of its government to play a bilateral series with Pakistan even at neutral venues.

Oct 05, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
PCB inquiry committee finds Umar Akmal guilty, recommends three match ban

PCB inquiry committee finds Umar Akmal guilty, recommends three match ban

Umar had an altercation with Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur at the National Cricket Academy last month over practicing there.

Sep 27, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
PCB to address India tour issue with ICC's Disputes Resolution Committee

PCB to address India tour issue with ICC's Disputes Resolution Committee

The PCB is seeking compensation from the BCCI for not honouring a MOU signed between the two boards in 2014 under which the two countries were to play six bilateral series from 2015 to 2023.

Sep 22, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
India vs Pakistan: Don’t like members fighting with each other, says ICC

India vs Pakistan: Don’t like members fighting with each other, says ICC

The two boards had signed an MoU in 2014 to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. As per the MoU, India and Pakistan were to play six bilateral series between this period, with four of them to be played in Pakistan. It comprises of 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 T20Is.

Sep 14, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
Pakistan to host World XI for three consecutive years: PCB chairman

Pakistan to host World XI for three consecutive years: PCB chairman

In a move to put international cricket back in Pakistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), have come together to have the World XI matches.

Sep 13, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
West Indies set to tour Pakistan for T20I series in November

West Indies set to tour Pakistan for T20I series in November

Speaking on a television channel last night, Sethi revealed that the itinerary for the matches against West Indies would be announced soon.

Sep 13, 2017, 15:17 PM IST
Imran Khan turns down PCB invitation to watch World XI series

Imran Khan turns down PCB invitation to watch World XI series

Sethi had announced at a recent press conference that he had invited 17 former captains and stalwarts for the series including Imran and Javed Miandad.

Sep 10, 2017, 23:18 PM IST
Umar Akmal takes U-turn, blames mental strain for Mickey Arthur outburst

Umar Akmal takes U-turn, blames mental strain for Mickey Arthur outburst

Last month, the controversial batsman claimed that coach Arthur had verbally abused him in front of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. He also claimed that senior players did not stop the coach when he was being verbally abused.

Sep 10, 2017, 00:40 AM IST
ICC takes step to resume cricket in Pakistan, hires international security company

ICC takes step to resume cricket in Pakistan, hires international security company

International cricket in Pakistan has been badly affected for almost two decades with teams frequently refusing to tour there.

Aug 16, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
U-19 Asia Cup moves out of India after Pakistan's objection; Malaysia to host 8-team tournament

U-19 Asia Cup moves out of India after Pakistan's objection; Malaysia to host 8-team tournament

The tournament will feature eight teams, with four - Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - qualifying automatically. It will now be held in November.

Aug 12, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
PCB new chief Najam Sethi positive about Indo-Pak cricket resumption

PCB new chief Najam Sethi positive about Indo-Pak cricket resumption

Sethi has previously served as PCB Chairman intermittently in 2013 and 2014 and also served as head of the PCB's executive committee during the tenure of Shaharyar Khan.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:07 PM IST
Najam Sethi replaces Shahryar Khan as PCB's new Chairman for next three years

Najam Sethi replaces Shahryar Khan as PCB's new Chairman for next three years

The veteran journalist and cricket enthusiast Sethi was backed by former players to become next PCB chairman and replace Shaharyar Khan, whose three-year tenure at the post ended on Sunday.

Aug 09, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board announces Najam Sethi as its new chairman

Pakistan Cricket Board announces Najam Sethi as its new chairman

New chairman Najam Sethi pledged to bring international cricket back in Pakistan.

May 26, 2017, 08:48 AM IST