PCB to Get A New Local CEO: Report

According to various reports, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is on the hunt for a new Chief Executive Officer after the resignation of Wasim Khan. Wasim stepped down from his post recently after serving as CEO of the board for almost three years.Accordin…

According to various reports, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is on the hunt for a new Chief Executive Officer after the resignation of Wasim Khan. Wasim stepped down from his post recently after serving as CEO of the board for almost three years.

According to sources, the PCB Board of Governors (BoGs) have recommended that the new CEO should be local and should have experience in playing domestic and international cricket. The board recommended that it would be beneficial for Pakistan cricket if the new CEO has a deep understanding of the grassroots of cricket in the country.

It was also recommended by the BoGs that the new CEO should draw a considerably lower salary as compared to Wasim Khan and they believe that a former player will fulfill all the criteria.

Recently it was claimed by various media outlets that former CEO, Wasim Khan was drawing a huge salary and was enjoying hefty perks during his stint with the board. However, Wasim refuted the claims and said that the figures were exaggerated to malign him.

Earlier it was reported that PCB’s newly elected chairman, Ramiz Raja, was keen on removing the post altogether and instead appoint a new Director of Cricket to oversee the domestic and international cricket in the country.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Here’s the Pakistan Shaheens Squad for Sri Lanka Tour

Left-handed top-order batter Saud Shakeel will captain future Pakistan hopefuls on the tour of Sri Lanka, which will comprise two four-day fixtures and three 50-over matches in Kandy and Colombo from 28 October to 14 November.Saud played in three One-D…

Left-handed top-order batter Saud Shakeel will captain future Pakistan hopefuls on the tour of Sri Lanka, which will comprise two four-day fixtures and three 50-over matches in Kandy and Colombo from 28 October to 14 November.

Saud played in three One-Day Internationals against England earlier this summer, while other internationals named in the 19-player squad include Abdullah Shafique (T20I), Arshad Iqbal (T20I), Haider Ali (ODI, T20I), Naseem Shah (Test), Usman Salahuddin (Test and ODI) and Zahid Mahmood (T20I).

To maintain consistency in selection, the selectors have also retained players who have recently been part of the national side but have been unable to break into the playing line-up. These include Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha and Mohammad Haris.

With an eye on next year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 in the West Indies, the selectors have included in the squad Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s teenage wicketkeeper Salman Khan and top-order batter Qasim Akram of Central Punjab.

Player Support Personnel: Ijaz Ahmed (head coach and team manager), Rao Iftikhar (Assistant coach), Mohtashim Rashid (fielding coach), Mohammad Javed (trainer), Faisal Rai (analyst) and Hafiz Naeem (physiotherapist).

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Azhar Ali’s Father Wins Marathon Race in Sheikhupura At the Age of 76

Pakistan’s test batsman Azhar Ali’s 76-year old father, Mohammad Rafiq won the gold medal in Sheikhupura’s 21 km marathon race. Mohammad Rafiq is a renowned marathon runner and has participated in various marathons across the country and internationall…

Pakistan’s test batsman Azhar Ali’s 76-year old father, Mohammad Rafiq won the gold medal in Sheikhupura’s 21 km marathon race. Mohammad Rafiq is a renowned marathon runner and has participated in various marathons across the country and internationally.

The 76-year old regards himself as an athlete and manages to keep himself fit by running every day.

The video of the winning moments of the marathon race was uploaded on Twitter. Azhar Ali retweeted the video and wrote, “MashA Allah Abu G (father) so proud to be your son.”

Azhar himself is one of the fittest players in Pakistan’s Test squad. He occasionally uploads his workout videos along with his sons on the popular social media platform, Instagram.

The 36-year old is one of the most successful batsmen in Pakistan’s Test history. He is the fifth-highest run-scorer in the country’s Test history, having scored 6,641 runs, including 1 triple century, 3 double centuries, 18 centuries, and 33 half centuries at an average of 42.57 in 89 Test matches.

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Quetta Gladiators Owner Opens Up on Rumors of Clash With PCB Chairman

Quetta Gladiators owner, Nadeem Omar, has denied reports suggesting that he had a verbal spat with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja, during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) governing council meeting last Friday.He said that the franchis…

Quetta Gladiators owner, Nadeem Omar, has denied reports suggesting that he had a verbal spat with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja, during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) governing council meeting last Friday.

He said that the franchisees had an extensive discussion with the PCB Chairman, but things never got heated.

“I want to categorically say that I never had any heated exchange with Ramiz Raja in PSL governing council meeting, and both have mutual respect for each other,” Nadeem said.

“When stakes are so high and so much investment has been put in, then there will be differences as both parties have got their own opinions,” he added.

The QG owner said that PSL is a national brand, and it is our collective responsibility to make it even bigger and better.

He hoped that the stakeholders would soon reach an agreement, which would benefit both PCB and the franchises.

Note that the PCB Chairman has proposed a new financial model to PSL franchises, offering payment relaxations in terms of COVID-19 relief for PSL 5 and 6, as well as an increased share from the revenue pool.

Moreover, the board has also agreed to fix the dollar rate to end the uncertainty surrounding annual payments.

With this offer, the newly-elected chairman has addressed the franchisees’ long-standing issues surrounding the profit-sharing model. The team owners are due to appraise the board of their decision [on the new offer] in the next governing council meeting.

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Rohit Sharma’s Doppelganger in Pakistan Goes Viral

An image of Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s doppelganger has been circulating on various social media platforms. The image was uploaded to the popular social media platform, Twitter, and it has since gone viral on other platforms and has even been reporte…

An image of Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s doppelganger has been circulating on various social media platforms. The image was uploaded to the popular social media platform, Twitter, and it has since gone viral on other platforms and has even been reported on Indian media.

A Twitter user named Shiraz Hassan uploaded the image with a sarcastic caption that read, “Who said Pakistan is not safe for visiting international cricketers? Just saw star Indian player Rohit Sharma, enjoying a glass of Aalu Bukhara (plum) sharbat at Rawalpindi’s Saddar.”

The striking resemblance between Rohit Sharma and his doppelganger left the Netizens in awe.

Here are some of the best reactions by the Netizens:

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Saqlain Mushtaq Likely to be Appointed as Head Coach for T20 World Cup

Pakistan’s former off-spinner Saqlian Mushtaq is likely to be announced as the national team’s head coach for the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup. Saqlain was previously announced as the interim head coach for the now-canceled series against New Zealand an…

Pakistan’s former off-spinner Saqlian Mushtaq is likely to be announced as the national team’s head coach for the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup. Saqlain was previously announced as the interim head coach for the now-canceled series against New Zealand and England.

The legendary off-spinner is currently working as Head of International Player Development and Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) National High-Performance Center. Saqlain has also previously worked with England’s national team as their spin bowling consultant.

The 44-year old is regarded as one of the best coaches in Pakistan currently and his work at the NHPC has been highly appreciated by the higher-ups in the PCB.

Saqlain’s official announcement as Pakistan’s new head coach is expected to be made by the newly elected PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja, in the next few days.

Pakistan has already acquired the services of the legendary Australian batsman, Matthew Hayden, as the batting consultant and the former South African seamer, Vernon Philander, as the bowling consultant for the T20 World Cup.

Philander is expected to join the national team squad on 6 October in Lahore as the national team players will be active in the National T20 Cup, while Hayden will join the squad in Dubai after concluding his responsibilities as an analyst for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Men in Green will leave for Dubai for the T20 World Cup on 15 October, after the conclusion of the National T20 cup.

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Netizens Express Their Disappointment on Wasim Khan’s Resignation [Reactions]

Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Chief Executive, Wasim Khan, handed in his resignation to the PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja, on Monday, bringing an end to his three-year tenure in Pakistan cricket.The 50-year old made valiant efforts to promote cricket in th…

Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Chief Executive, Wasim Khan, handed in his resignation to the PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja, on Monday, bringing an end to his three-year tenure in Pakistan cricket.

The 50-year old made valiant efforts to promote cricket in the country, including revamping the domestic structure of Pakistan and bringing back international cricket to the country. The likes of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Zimbabwe, have all toured Pakistan over the past few years.

He was also at the forefront of bringing top international teams such as New Zealand and England to tour Pakistan, but his efforts went in vain as they called off their tours at the last moment.

Wasim Khan was also instrumental in bringing Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament, Pakistan Super League (PSL), back to Pakistan. The fifth and sixth editions of the tournament were hosted in the country but did face some issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wasim’s resignation has not sat well with the cricket fraternity in Pakistan as well as across the world. They took to various social media platforms to voice their disappointment.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan Shaheens to Tour Sri Lanka in October

Pakistan Shaheens will tour Sri Lanka next month to feature in two four-day and three 50-over matches against Sri Lanka ‘A’ from 28 October to 15 November.Shaheens will arrive in Colombo on 21 October and the series will be played in a bio-secure envir…

Pakistan Shaheens will tour Sri Lanka next month to feature in two four-day and three 50-over matches against Sri Lanka ‘A’ from 28 October to 15 November.

Shaheens will arrive in Colombo on 21 October and the series will be played in a bio-secure environment.

The two four-day matches will be played in Kandy from 28 October to 7 November, before the two teams go head to head in three-match one-day series. The venue for the one-day series will be confirmed in due course.

Pakistan Shaheens squad for the tour is expected to be announced in the next few days.

Source: Pro Pakistani