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Shahid Afridi quits PSL side Peshawar Zalmi

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday announced that he is parting ways with his Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi, citing personal reasons.

The flamboyant cricketer took to Twitter to make public his decision, saying he was ending his services as president and player of Peshawar Zalmi, for whom he has played the two seasons of the PSL.


Pakistani cricketer Sharjeel Khan charged in spot-fixing case

The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal (ACT) on Friday held a preliminary hearing at the National Cricket Academy where formal charges were read out against suspended opening batsman Sharjeel Khan in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case.

The tribunal comprised chairman Justice Asghar Haider, former PCB Chairman Lieutenant General Tauqir Zia (Retd), former cricketer Wasim Bari, General Manager Legal Affairs PCB Salman Naseer, the head of PCB's Vigilance and Security Department Colonel Mohammad Azam (Retd) and PCB's legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi who was accompanied by advocate Haider Ali Khan.


Kings XI Punjab welcomes Anand Chulani as peak performance coach for IPL10

Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight competing franchises of Vivo IPL, today announced appointment of Anand Chulani as their Peak Performance and Mental Conditioning coach for IPL 10. Coach to world champion organizations like Google, Disney, he has been associated with Kings XI Punjab in previous seasons as well.

Commenting on the announcement, Promoters, Kings XI Punjab said, “We are pleased to continue our association with Anand. We are positive that his influence and guidance will motivate the players and bring out the best in the team.”


Rising Pune Supergiants call up Imran Tahir as Marsh replacement

Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury. As Marsh’s replacement, the franchise have roped in South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir into the squad.

Imran Tahir who was unsold in the 2017 VIVO IPL Player Auction is from the registered available player pool list (RAPP list). As per the player regulations, RPS is allowed to sign a player from the RAPP list.

Tahir had earlier represented Delhi Daredevils in VIVO IPL 2016.

Pakistan skipper calls for life-ban on spot-fixers

With the spot-fixing scandal gripping Pakistan cricket once again, this time in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), women's team skipper Sana Mir on Tuesday said those found guilty must not be allowed to represent the country again at any cost.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended five cricketers - Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Khan, Nasir Jamshed and paceman Mohammad Irfan - on suspicion of alleged spot-fixing in the recently-held PSL T20 tournament.


Pakistan Super League spot-fixing tribunal on Friday

The three-member Anti-Corruption Tribunal set up to probe the alleged spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), on Monday issued notices to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to hold the preliminary hearing at the National Cricket Academy on Friday.

The tribunal, which also includes former PCB chairman Lieutenant General (Retd) Tauqir Zia and former Test cricketer Wasim Bari, will have the preliminary hearing of the case. The tribunal was constituted after both Khalid and Sharjeel formally informed PCB that they seek to contest the charges levelled against them.


JP Duminy withdraws from IPL 10

South African all-rounder Jean Paul Duminy has decided to give the upcoming 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) a miss, citing personal reasons, IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils confirmed on Monday.

Duminy, who led the Daredevils in the 2015 edition, before passing on the baton to former India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, had been a regular with the Delhi squad since 2014.


Pakistan Cricket Board suspends Shahzaib Hasan for corruption

The PCB on Friday provisionally suspended opening batsman Shahzaib Hasan from playing all forms of cricket, making him the fifth player to be handed the penalty for alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament.

"The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday issued Shahzaib a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended him with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket," a statement from the cricket board read.


CPL Draft: Tridents sign Wahab Riaz, Patriots land Cutting

The fifth instalment of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) launched in spectacular fashion in Barbados on Friday morning as the Player Draft concluded with some eye-catching movement across all six franchises. The great Sir Garfield Sobers joined the assembled guests, dignitaries, sponsors and international media to help launch the biggest party in sport.

This year each squad’s Player budget is $750,000 (USD). In addition to an unlimited group of retained players, once more there is a guaranteed roster spot for a Young West Indies emerging player as well as a representative from the ICC Americas, which ties in with one of the Hero CPL’s mandates of providing opportunities for young players across the Caribbean and north America.


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