Pakistan domestic – PCB withdraws Balochistan first XI coach Faisal Iqbal from National T20 Cup after PIA delays NOC

The PCB has withdrawn Faisal Iqbal, the Balochistan first XI head coach, from the upcoming National T20 Cup after his NOC was delayed from his parent organisation, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). ESPNcricinfo understands the reason for the delay is becasue he is presently facing an inquiry about discrepancies between his date of birth and his … Read more

PCB vs PSL franchise owners

The PCB was “surprised and disappointed” by the decision of the six PSL franchises to seek legal action in a bid to get the financial model of the T20 league changed. The board’s counsel told Lahore High Court that the franchises’ writ petition “was misdirected and was liable to be dismissed” as the proper mechanism … Read more

Faisal Iqbal gets NOC to rejoin Balochistan

Faisal Iqbal is set to rejoin the Balochistan team for the National T20 Cup tournament that starts on Saturday, after he was granted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), his parent organisation, on Friday. Faisal is already in isolation in Muridke and ready to join the squad in Multan. He was … Read more

Pakistan’s National T20 Cup – Northern and Central Punjab win on opening day

The first day of Pakistan’s National T20 Cup saw defending champions Northern get off to a blazing start against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and in the late game Central Punjab trumped Southern Punjab by seven wickets. Northern beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 79 runs Northern began their title defence with a thumping win over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a … Read more

National T20 Cup – Who is Abdullah Shafique?

Following Central Punjab’s remarkable run chase against Southern Punjab yesterday, in which 20-year old Abdullah Shafique smashed a debut hundred, ESPNcricinfo sheds some light on who he is, and what you need to know about him. Who is Abdullah Shafique? Well, for starters, he is not related to Asad Shafiq – but hey, he scored … Read more