BCCI gets ‘government assurances’ to provide Pakistan visas for T20 World Cup

News “However, whether the fans can travel across the border to watch matches is still not clear” Pakistan’s cricket players will get visas to compete in the upcoming T20 World Cup in India this October, the BCCI’s apex council has been told by the booard secretary Jay Shah following “government assurances”. Shah spoke to the … Read more

SA vs Pak – Babar Azam hails ‘complete team effort’ after Pakistan seal ODI and T20I double

News “The way Fakhar performed stood out obviously, but I think we should pay credit to the bowlers, too” It might have hung in the balance for longer than was necessary, but that made Pakistan’s T20I series win in South Africa all the more pleasing for captain Babar Azam. When Mohammad Nawaz smacked a six … Read more

Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof takes indefinite maternity leave as PCB mulls pregnancy provisions in contracts

News Pakistan allrounder is set to become first beneficiary of the board’s maternity leave plans Pakistan batting allrounder Bismah Maroof is taking an indefinite break from cricket as she prepares to embrace motherhood. And the PCB is likely to use the opportunity to introduce pregnancy provisions in its central contracts system for the first time. … Read more

Match Preview – South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 4th T20I

Big picture The end of South Africa’s summer is approaching and they have everything to play for. Although victory in the fourth and final T20I against Pakistan won’t give them a second trophy this season, it will mean they will share the spoils in a series where they were without seven first-choice players, and could … Read more

On the ICC’s table – Future of ODIs, more teams in WTC, the extra ICC event

Chief executives of cricket boards will start hammering out on Thursday what cricket’s next eight-year calendar will look like. CEC (the ICC’s chief executives’ committee) meetings on the 2023-31 cycle have so far been exploratory in nature, in trying to suss out member views on various competitions, ICC events and the growing space domestic T20 … Read more