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Souring relations with Butt making it hard for Bari to survive in PCB?
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Operating Officer Wasim Bari is struggling to win back the confidence of Chairman Ijaz Butt as relations between the two officials are reported to be tense at the moment. ANI

Bari vows to break the ice for Pak cricket in next six months
The newly appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Bari has vowed to bring back international cricket to Pakistan as soon as possible. ANI

PCB banking on Indias tour to fill its empty coffers
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hoping to revive its sagging bank accounts by hosting arch rivals India. ANI

PCB mulls abolishing several of its departments to cut expenses
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in its bid to pull itself out of the financial crisis, is planning to downsize the number of departments working under its umbrella. ANI

PCB to consider Yousuf for Sri Lanka Test series following NOC from ICL
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said that middle order batsman Mohammad Yousuf would be considered for the Test series against Sri Lanka starting from June 27. ANI

PCB not to conduct dope tests ahead of T20 World Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would not conduct any dope tests on its players ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, which starts in England from June 5. ANI

PCB asks Alam to submit Akhtars medical report
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked coach Intikhab Alam to submit a medical report of the controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. ANI

2011 World Cup shift will cost PCB 10.5 million dollars
With the International Cricket Council (ICC) deciding to shift the 2011 cricket World Cup matches from Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to suffer a whopping 10.5 million dollar loss. ANI

PCB consulting foreign security agencies to prevent World Cup 2011 shift
Amidst speculation of a possible relocation of the World Cup 2011, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is consulting foreign security agencies to a prevent shift of the mega event. ANI

Pak seeks ICC sympathy to allow it to co-host 2011 World Cup
Pakistan is hoping that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will adopt a sympathetic stance towards it while taking a final decision on its status of a co-host of the 2011 World Cup during the upcoming ICC Executive Board meetings. ANI

PCB to finalize neutral venues for future home series soon
Realizing that it is difficult to host international matches in Pakistan because of security concerns, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will soon finalize neutral venues for Test and one-day international series scheduled to be played over the next year. ANI

PCB-ICL rebels stalemate continues
The deadlock between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the rebel ICL players continues, as the board has now said that it would only offer a central contract to them if they start playing in the domestic tournaments. ANI

PCB sees 50-50 chance of ICC allowing rebel ICL players for T20 World Championship
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is skeptic about the International Cricket Council (ICC) giving clearance to players who sided with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) to play in the World Twenty 20 Championship scheduled to be held in England in June. ANI

PCB sacks Sohail for failure to arrange sponsors
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sacked Aamir Sohail from the post of Director (Marketing) following his failure to arrange sponsors for the Pakistan-Australia UAE one-day international series. ANI

PCB undecided on Yousufs selection in national squad
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it is still undecided on whether to recall Mohammad Yousuf in the national team or not. ANI

No final decision yet on Pak players participation in IPL: Pak Sports minister
It is still not clear whether Pakistani players will be playing in the second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) or not, as Pak Federal Minister for Sports, Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani has said that a final decision in this regard would be taken in the coming two to three days. ANI

No Pak cricketer in IPL second season: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that no Pakistani player would take part in second edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) even though it has been shifted out from India to South Africa. ANI

Altaf says only political stability can revive Pakistan crickets lost reputation
Pakistan Cricket Board COO Saleem Altaf has said only political stability in the country can help Pakistan retain its lost reputation in the cricketing world. ANI

PCB hopeful about ODI series in Bangladesh
Despite growing security concerns, the Pakistan Cricket Board is hopeful about the scheduled one-day series in Bangladesh taking place. ANI

PCB fears sponsors deserting it in wake of Lahore terror attack
Cricket starved Pakistan is also likely to be snubbed by the sponsors after last weeks terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. ANI

Pak to host Australia in a Test series in England
Pakistan and Australia will face each other in three Tests in England. ANI

PCB to put World Cup preparations on fast-forward mode
As the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that there would not be any shift in the venue of 2011 Cricket World Cup, Cricket authorities in Pakistan have decided to put their long-delayed preparations for the event on fast-forward mode. ANI

Pakistans Senate committee asks PCB chairman to quit
Pakistani Senator Envar Baig has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB ) chairman Ijaz Butt to resign immediately. ANI

Asif appears before PCB committee probing Dubai detention case
A day after the Indian Premier League (IPL) slapped a ban on Pakistani speedster Mohammad Asif for testing positive for taking a banned substance to enhance performance, he (Asif) appeared before a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee which is probing his 19-day detention in Dubai last June for the illegal possession of a banned substance (opium). ANI

PCB to defend Pakistans stance over Oval Test result
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt will defend the teams case over the infamous Oval Test during the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Perth, with the support of legal experts opinion. ANI

Cracks in PCB, as Miandad and Altaf on collision course
Two senior Pakistan Cricket Board officials -- Javed Miandad and Saleem Altaf -- seems to be on a collision course, suggesting the emergence in the functioning of the Board. ANI

Pak fast bowler Asif may face life ban for carrying opium
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif may even get a life ban for carrying opium, a leading sports medicine expert has said. ANI

Pak agrees to play one more T20 match on Bangladesh tour
Pakistan has accepted the request of Bangladesh to add one more Twenty20 match to their tour starting in the middle of next month, PCBs Chief Operating Officer Saleem Altaf has said. ANI

To avoid cancellation of tours, PCB looking for neutral venues
To avoid cancellation of tours that dogged Pakistani cricket in 2008, the PCBs Chief Operating Officer, Saleem Altaf, has said the Board is only considering neutral venues. ANI

PCB assures Asif of fair trial under its anti-doping regulations
The Pakistan Cricket Board has assured suspended fast bowler Mohammad Asif of a fair trial over his Dubai misadventure, but he will be dealt with according to strict PCB anti-doping regulations. ANI

Now, PCB implicated in Rs. 60 million flawed insurance policy scam
The cash strapped Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has now been implicated in a new scam in the form of faulty insurance deal resulting in a whopping Rs 60 million loss. ANI

PCB wants to show its safe to play in Pak
While the forthcoming tour of Pakistan by Sri Lanka providesPakistan with a much needed chance to play a Test match on home soil for the first time in an year, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to convince the world cricket community, that it is safe to play in Pakistan. ANI

Pak favours hosting Australia on home soil
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to host Australia in a proposed one-day series in April at home, a board official has said. ANI

Sri Lanka not ignoring Pakistan, says Duleep Mendis
The Chief Executive of the Sri Lankan cricket board, Duleep Mendis, has ruled out the impression that Sri Lanka together with India is ignoring Pakistan to ensure a series with India. ANI

Sri Lanka tour of Pak hits a roadblock
The Sri Lankan tour of Pakistan seems to have hit another road block just when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was preparing to host Sri Lanka for a test and one day international series. ANI

Fate of Sri Lankan tour to Pakistan to be decided tomorrow
The fate of the proposed Sri Lanka tour to Pakistan will be decided on Saturday, December 27 as the officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLCB) will meet here to take the final decision. ANI

Desperate PCB mulls using diplomatic channel to salvage Lanka series
Pakistan it seems is trying everything to lure teams to tour the cricket starved country. ANI

PCB hopes for brief compensation tour by Australia in April
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it hopes that the Australian team would be touring Pakistan in April next year. ANI

PCB still waiting for Indian tour confirmation
The Pakistan Cricket Board is still awaiting confirmation of Indias tour next month, but has denied reports of a replacement series against Sri Lanka. ANI

PCB may consider playing Lanka if Indians dont come
With the Indian Minister of Sports M.S. Gill emphatically stating that the Indian cricket team should not undertake a tour of Pakistan in January and February in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it may consider the option of playing Tests and One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month. ANI

ICC keeping a close watch on India, Pak in run-up to 2011 World Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is keeping a close watch on the developments in the Indian subcontinent in the run-up to the 2011 World Cup. ANI

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