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India-Pakistan Test series likely in 2015

Apr 13, 2014: Pakistan's conditional support for the ICC revamp hinges on the promise of six series against India, including a 'home' series in the Middle East as part of an upcoming, reworked eight-year FTP cycle

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Pakistan news

Butt asks PCB to work on his rehab too

Apr 12, 2014: Salman Butt, the banned former Pakistan captain, is hopeful PCB chairman Najam Sethi will "do for other players" what he is doing for Mohammad Amir, who is also serving a ban for spot-fixing

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ICC news

PCB agrees conditionally to ICC revamp

Apr 11, 2014: The PCB has agreed to the proposed ICC revamp on the condition that it will be a part of bilateral series against all Full Members, including India, over the next eight years

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Pakistan news

Latif turns down Pakistan selector's role

Apr 9, 2014: Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan captain, has refused to take up the role of chief selector offered by PCB chairman Najam Sethi

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Pakistan news

Hafeez quits as Pakistan T20 captain

Apr 3, 2014: Mohammad Hafeez has stepped down as Pakistan's T20 captain, just days after the team's exit from the group stage of the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh

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Pakistan cricket

Afridi blames negative approach for WT20 exit

Apr 3, 2014: Shahid Afridi has said that a negative approach from the top-order batsmen resulted in Pakistan's exit from the World T20 after they lost a knock-out league match to West Indies on Tuesday

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Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

Teams battle for last semi-final spot

Mar 31, 2014: The team that wins goes through to the semi-finals. West Indies have a superior net run-rate

The Preview by Umar Farooq

Bangladesh v Pakistan, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

Pakistan seek edge in tight race

Mar 29, 2014: A win against Bangladesh on Sunday will boost Pakistan's chances of qualifying for the semi-finals, leaving them needing to win their last game against West Indies

The Preview by Umar Farooq

World T20

Pakistan brimming with all-round spin strength

Mar 20, 2014: Pakistan have an experienced squad, excellent World T20 pedigree, and come into the tournament having acclimatised to conditions in Bangladesh. Will all that help them get out of a difficult group?

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World Twenty20 2014

Impressive Afghanistan face bigger expectations

Mar 15, 2014: Afghanistan, who are playing their third edition of the World T20, enter the tournament with a real chance of getting out of their qualifying group

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Pakistan news

Mohammad Irfan may require hip surgery

Mar 13, 2014: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan may head to Australia for a hip surgery if he fails to show enough progress from his ongoing rehabilitation program

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World T20 2014

Beating India will give us momentum - Hafeez

Mar 12, 2014: Pakistan will depart for Bangladesh tomorrow with the exception of Shahid Afridi, who is undergoing a week-long rehabilitation before joining the squad on March 17

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Pakistan news

PCB likely to back ICC revamp

Mar 11, 2014: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to back the ICC revamp at the world governing body's board meeting next month to give it leverage with other countries, especially India

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Pakistan news

'Insufficient evidence' to support Faysal Bank T20 fixing allegation

Feb 28, 2014: The three-man committee appointed to investigate allegations of match-fixing in the Faysal Bank T20 Cup has ruled that there is "insufficient evidence to support the allegation of unfair play"

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Pakistan news

PCB accepts Miandad's resignation

Feb 27, 2014: The PCB has relieved Javed Miandad from his services as director general after he had asked to quit last week

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Pakistan news

Rashid Latif named Pakistan chief selector

Feb 26, 2014: Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, has been named chief selector of the national team

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Pakistan news

Mohammad Akram proposes rotation for Pakistan bowlers

Feb 20, 2014: With Mohammad Irfan out of the squad after aggravating a hip injury, Pakistan's bowling coach, Mohammad Akram, has outlined a rotation policy to manage the bowlers' workloads

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Pakistan news

Babar could make an impact at WT20 - Hafeez

Feb 19, 2014: Pakistan will miss Mohammad Irfan during the World T20, but they still have a world class squad, their Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez has said

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Pakistan news

Important to eradicate fear of failure - Moin

Feb 18, 2014: On his first day in office, Moin Khan, Pakistan's new head coach, said one of the main differences he wants to make is to eradicate the "fear of failure" from the team

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Pakistan news

Miandad quits as PCB director general

Feb 14, 2014: Javed Miandad, the director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has resigned his post after a five-year stint

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