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Pakistan look to regain Test groove

Jul 25, 2014: Pakistan haven't played a Test in six months, but Misbah-ul-Haq has said their preparatory camp will help them shake off the rust ahead of next month's Sri Lanka tour

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PCB revamps first-class structure again

Jul 23, 2014: The PCB has once again overhauled its domestic cricket structure, combining the department and regional teams in one first-class tournament

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New PCB constitution retains chairman's power

Jul 22, 2014: The Pakistan Cricket Board's constitution has been rewritten, changing the structure of the governing board and making the appointment of the chairman more democratic

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Supreme Court orders new PCB election

Jul 21, 2014: Pakistan's Supreme Court has set aside an earlier High Court order that had reinstated Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman

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Flower aims to optimise Pakistan's batting talent

Jul 18, 2014: Grant Flower, Pakistan's new batting coach, has said his aim is to bring about a significant change in Pakistan's approach to batting and help talented batsmen deliver more consistently

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Woman cricketer dies in mysterious circumstances

Jul 17, 2014: A Multan-based woman's cricketer Haleema Rafiq was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home

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Sethi reinstated as PCB chairman by Supreme Court

Jul 11, 2014: A day after he was removed as chairman of the PCB, Najam Sethi was reinstated to the post by the Supreme Court of Pakistan

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Sethi removal could be temporary

Jul 10, 2014: Najam Sethi's removal from the PCB could be temporary, as he can return to the board through constitutionally palatable means

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Najam Sethi removed as PCB chairman

Jul 10, 2014: Najam Sethi has been removed as PCB chairman by the government of Pakistan and an interim setup will take charge of the board, under the chairmanship of the retired judge Jamshed Ali Shah, for one month

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Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Hafeez dropped for SL Tests, Younis recalled for ODIs

Jul 9, 2014: Pakistan have dropped Mohammad Hafeez from the Test squad for the series against Sri Lanka. The selectors have recalled Younis Khan to the ODI squad

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Pakistan get more Tests, but shorter series with India

Jul 8, 2014: Pakistan are likely to play 77 Tests till January 2023 and will see an increase in the volume of cricket with arch-rivals India as per the latest version of FTP which is available with ESPNcricinfo

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I have come with a better plan - Waqar

Jul 1, 2014: Waqar Younis, Pakistan's new head coach, has said he will bring the same passion and mindset to the job as he did during his first term with the national side

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Younis Khan pushed up to category A contract

Jun 11, 2014: Younis Khan has been bumped up to Pakistan's top category of central contracts, after the PCB amended the criteria by which players are allotted contracts

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Ireland talks over Pakistan tour on hold

Jun 11, 2014: Pakistan's hopes of reviving international cricket at home were dealt a big blow after Ireland decided to hold back on its ongoing discussion with the PCB regarding a proposed tour to Pakistan later this year, following the terrorist attacks on Karachi ai

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Malik, Kamran Akmal denied central contracts

Jun 5, 2014: Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal have been axed from the PCB's central contracts list for 2014, while senior batsman Younis Khan has been demoted from Category A to Category B

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Misbah sees Azhar, Umar Akmal as future captains

Jun 4, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, has urged the PCB to start grooming youngsters as future leaders

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Mohammad Irfan focusing on 2015 World Cup

Jun 3, 2014: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan is optimistic of being fit for the 2015 World Cup as he continues his rehabilitation from a hip injury

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'If you allow yourself to relax, you'll be swept away'

May 30, 2014: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal talks about how he learnt to bowl to the doosra, being robbed of Tendulkar's wicket in Mohali, and his career highs and lows

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Younis wants to retire on his own terms

May 27, 2014: Younis Khan, the Pakistan batsman, hopes to revive his ODI career ahead of the 2015 World Cup and aims to retire on his own terms rather than be dropped for good by the selectors

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Afridi to assess ODI future after World Cup

May 23, 2014: Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan allrounder, has said he will assess his future in ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

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