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Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Muhammad Irfan Out of PSL 2 over Spot Fixing Allegations

Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Muhammad Irfan Out of PSL 2 over Spot Fixing Allegations


Sumera Saeed | category: Cricket

Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Muhammad Irfan Out of PSL 2 over Spot Fixing Allegations

The players of Islamabad United Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan are thrown out of the PSL2 2017 over the spot fixing allegations. It is reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended Islamabad United players due to their involvement if spot fixing and their mobile phones have been seized for further investigation.

Islamabad United took a great start in the first Twenty 20 match of Pakistan Super League Second Edition and defeated Pehaware Zalmi by seven wickets but Sharjeel Khan, who opened the innings, made one run off four balls while Khalid Latif was not a part of the playing XI. They are sent back to home over violation of Anti-Corruption Code of Pakistan Super League. The PCB Anti-Corruption Unit backed by the ICC ACU investigating the issue in order to keep PSL2 away from corruption.

On the other hand today Muhammed Irfan (who was part of Islamabad United) also sent back to home after alleged allegation of spot fixing. According to several media reports, his mobile phone was detained by anti-corruption unit and would be checked for the inquiry.

The withdrawal of three major players is a setback for the defending champions Islamabad United.

Najam Sethi, the Chairman of PSL said that it would not be suitable to remark on the details of the case; however this inquiry is a clear example of our determination to motivate exploitation out of our sport.

He added that they will not bear any sort of immoral action and as this investigation proceeds. They will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate.

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PSL2 2017 Trophy Launching Ceremony to be on 6th February

PSL2 2017 Trophy Launching Ceremony to be on 6th February


Sumera Saeed | category: Cricket

PSL2 2017 Trophy Launching Ceremony to be on 6th February

Pakistan Super League second edition (PSL2) 2017 powered by HBL trophy launching ceremony is all set to held on 6th February at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The PSL2 2017 trophy launching ceremony will be attended by the captains of the five participating teams, Chairman PSL, Najam Sethi, franchise owners and management.

The trophy for HBL PSL2 2017 is manufactured by Swarovski and features the innovative Crystal Fine Rocks- a product made using over 50,000 double pointed crystals from Swarovski. Sitting on the pinnacle is the Shooting Star, a multi-faceted crystal sculpture made with precision-cut technology.

Pakistan Super League second Edition 2017 is all set to begin on 9th February at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, with a grand opening ceremony featuring glittering stars and opening match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi.

PSL2 2017 Opening Ceremony with Bunch of Entertainment will be on 9th February

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Pakistan Super League Second Edition Final will be held in Lahore: PCB to Draw New Draft Ceremony in February

Pakistan Super League Second Edition Final will be held in Lahore: PCB to Draw New Draft Ceremony in February


Sumera Saeed | category: Cricket

Pakistan Super League Second Edition Final will be held in Lahore: PCB to Draw New Draft Ceremony in February

It has been confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that the Pakistan Super League second Edition final will be held in Lahore on 7th March 2017 and in order to make it sure the board is to draw another draft ceremony in the last week of February to replace the overseas players who are reluctant to travel to Pakistan due to security concerns.

PCB in a new draft ceremony will select those foreign players who are willing to travel to Pakistan in place of those who refused.

PCB has taken this decision due to some foreign players’ uncertainty to come to Pakistan for Playing the Pakistan Super League (PSL2) final in the country on 7th March, 2017.

The Pakistan Super League second Edition (PSL2) tournament will be played in Dubai and Sharjah starting from 9th February 2017.

Pakistan Super League 2017 Complete Schedule

A PCB Spokesperson stated that the in a recent board meeting it has been decided that the PSL2 final will be held in Lahore and the board is trying to convince players to travel to Pakistan but in the worst situation PCB will organize a new draft ceremony for selecting the players who are ready to tour Pakistan.

And if no foreign players will agree to visiting Pakistan for playing the PSL2 final the board will decide to go for Local Players but the final will be held in Lahore.

On the other hand the International Players’ Association (FICA) said that there is still risk for the foreign players in Pakistan.

The FICA’s comments came a day after Najam Sethi initially said the final would be played in Lahore. However, an updated sovereign calculation is being carried out which will be a major factor in players’ decision making.

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West Indies To Play Twenty20 Cricket Series in Pakistan

West Indies To Play Twenty20 Cricket Series in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | category: Cricket

West Indies To Play Twenty20 Cricket Series in Pakistan

There is a good news for cricket fans that the West Indies Cricket Team has decided to come to Pakistan for playing Twenty20 cricket series.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that they have invited World T20 Champion West Indies to play two-match T20 series in Pakistan in March.

He added that the proposal was sent as a prerequisite in answer to another invitation received from West Indies asking Pakistan to play a T20 series in Florida in United States.

Najam Sethi said that they gave a proposal to WICB that after West Indies’ tour to England, which will end on March 9, they can come to Pakistan between 11 to 15 March for playing 2 twenty20 cricket series.

Since the attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009, no international cricket teams have visited Pakistan for playing matches. Although, Zimbabwean team visited Pakistan in 2015, but there visit in the country could not restore the international cricket drought.

PCB Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said that the cricket board is trying hard to end the lack of international cricket in Pakistan and has been in talks with several cricket boards around the world.

It is hoped that the Pakistani cricket grounds will again see the colour and hustle of the game in 2017.

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Pakistan Super League PSL2 Final Will be In Lahore: Teams Select Players

Pakistan Super League PSL2 Final Will be In Lahore: Teams Select Players


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Pakistan Super League PSL2 Final Will be In Lahore:Teams Select Players

PCB has declared the second Edition of Pakistan Super League. The PSL 2 is all set to start in February, 2017 in United Arab Emirates. There will be same number of cricket teams in the Twenty20 second edition of Pakistan Super League 2017.

The Chairman of PSL Najam Sethi said that the final match of the Pakistan Super League second edition would be played in Lahore, while he was addressing in the draft ceremony in Dubai.

The draft ceremony was held in Dubai Sports City whit the first bid of Lahore Qalandars.

The authorities divided the over four hundred foreign and national players into five categories. The categories are as follow:

  • Platinum category includes 28 players,
  • Diamond category 33,
  • Gold category 74,
  • Silver category 255
  • Emerging category includes 24 players

Platinum Category round 1:

In the first Bid Lahore Qalandars has selected the Brendan McCullum, the  ex-New Zealand captain. The declared him the captain of the team instead of Azhar Ali.

Karachi Kings picked Chris Gayle in the second bid. Chris Gayle was the part of Lahore Qalandars in the PSL first edition.

Islamabad United picked Misbah-ul-Haq, Peshawar Zalmi selected Shahid Afridi and Quetta Gladiators chose Kevin Pietersen form the platinum category.

Platinum Category Round 2:

In the round 2 for the platinum category Lahore Qalandars chose Sunil Narine, Karachi Kings selected Kieronn Pollar, Peshawar Zilmi decided to go for Eoin Morgan, while Shane Watson become the part of Islamabad United.

On the other hand sticking to earlier cricketers in PSL1 Quetta Gladiators chose Twenty20 captain of Pakistan Cricket team Sarfraz Ahmad.

Platinum Category Round 3:

In the round three of Platinum category Lahore Qalandars decided to go for Umer Akmal, Karachi King selected Shoaib Malik, Peshawar Zilmi Chose Wahab Riaz, Islamabad United selected Andre Russell and Quetta Gladiators picked Ahmad Shehzad.

Diamond Category Round 1:

Lahore Qalandars chose Sohail Tanveer

Quetta Gladiators chose Carlos Brathwaite

Peshawar Zilmi chose Shakib Al Hassan

Karachi Kings chose Mohammad Amir

Islamabad United chose Sharjeel Khan

Diamond Category Round 2:

Lahore Qalandars chose Dwayne Bravo

Quetta Gladiators chose Luke Wright

Peshawar Zilmi chose Darran Sammy

Karachi Kings chose Ravi Bopara

Islamabad United chose Muhammad Irfan

Diamond Category Round 3:

Lahore Qalandars chose Yasir Shah

Quetta Gladiators chose Anwar Ali

Peshawar Zilmi chose Mohammad Hafeez

Karachi Kings chose Kumar Sangakkara

Islamabad United chose Samuel Bradee

Gold Category Round 1:

Lahore Qalandars chose Anton Devcich

Quetta Gladiators chose Tymal Mills

Peshawar Zilmi chose Mohammad Hafeez

Karachi Kings chose Imad Wasim

Islamabad United chose Muhammad Sami

Gold Category Round 2:

Lahore Qalandars chose Mohammad Rizwan

Quetta Gladiators chose Umer Gul

Peshawar Zilmi chose Tamim Iqbal

Karachi Kings chose Babar Azam

Islamabad United chose Khalid Latif

Gold Category Round 3:

Lahore Qalandars chose Cmeron Delport

Quetta Gladiators chose Zulfiqar Babar

Peshawar Zilmi chose Kamran Akmal

Karachi Kings chose Ryan McLaren

Islamabad United chose Brad Haddin

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sped up its preparation for the PSL 2. The preparations for the second season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) have been sped up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

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