July 13th, 2006

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Martin Crowe criticises 15-degree bend of ICC

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Martin Crowe, the former New Zealand captain, has said that the ICC’s decision to allow a 15-degree straightening of the arm when bowling is turning out to be “cricket’s Achilles heel” and that the law, which was fine ten years ago, now has room to be bent.

“If by the naked eye a bowler is clearly chucking, he should be chucked out,” Crowe told AFP at the MCC’s Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s.

“Having been pinned in the head by chuckers over 15 years, having been bowled first ball in a Test by a certain Sri Lankan bowler, I’ve had more than enough of this aspect of the game.

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Mudassar expresses satisfaction over NCA functioning

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Director National Cricket Academy (NCA), Mudassar Nazar, said here on Wednesday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has approved to buy a bio-mechanics machine which will be installed at the academy. He was addressing a press conference to highlight the performance of the NCA so far.

“The most modern equipment which will cost Australian $400,000 will be installed in next six months and Australian experts will come to impart knowledge regarding operation of the machine,” he said.

He said the gadget will help in identifying various faults in cricketers regarding bowling, batting and other aspects and in the light of these mentioned weak areas remedial measures will be taken to eradicate cricketing techniques and faults of the cricketers at the beginning of their careers.

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Pakistan climbs up to No 2 in Test rankings

Pakistan on Wednesday climbed up the ICC Test rankings’ ladder to a best-ever second position but the skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that the move would have little impact on the opening Test against England getting underway here from today.

“Its good that we have moved up in the rankings,” Inzamam told reporters on the eve of the first Test. “But I have never believed that rankings really matter. You can win a Test match on the basis of your team’s performance and not how good or bad it is ranked,” remarked Inzamam.

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Cook wants build-up for Ashes in Pakistan series

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England batsman Alastair Cook admits a Test series win over Pakistan would be perfect send-off ahead of the Ashes series this winter.

The hosts go into a four-match Test match home series, which starts at Lord’s on Thursday, after a disappointing 5-0 NatWest Series loss to Sri Lanka.

However, Cook feels the team can turn it around in the five-day format ahead of the trip to Australia.

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First four-Test rubber for Pakistan in 14 years

* For the first time in 14 years Pakistan would be playing a four (or more) match Test series against any Test playing nation. For reasons better known to ICC or perhaps PCB, the last time Pakistan did so was when they were World Champions - in 1992 Javed Miandad led Pakistan to a thumping win by 2-1 scoreline in a five match series mostly remembered by Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis’ twin destruction, of Graham Gooch’s camp, sharing 43 of the 71 English wickets, between them, that fell in the series.

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England wait on Hoggard for Lords

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Matthew Hoggard is set to be given until the morning of the match to prove his fitness for the first Test against Pakistan here at Lord’s and bolster what will otherwise be an inexperienced attack.

The swing specialist, ever-present in England’s last 32 Tests, sustained a bizarre injury to his right, bowling, hand when it was trodden on by Yorkshire colleague Tim Bresnan while the pair were warming-up on Saturday during the A team’s draw against Pakistan at Canterbury.

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Imran forecasts interesting series

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Both England and Pakistan have been hit by injuries ahead of their four-Test series opener but former Pakistan captain Imran Khan does not feel this will detract from the battles which lie ahead.

“I think it will be a very interesting series — of course it very much depends on who is fit,” Imran Khan said about the Test rubber starting on Thursday here at Lordís.

“What would make great cricket is if all top players and match winners were available, sadly Pakistan won’t have Shoaib Akhtar who, along with Australiaís Brett Lee, are the great bowlers of the current era.

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Injury of Younis adds further woes to team

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Pakistan’s injury woes continued to grow on Wednesday when it was revealed that even the vice-captain Younis Khan was struggling to get fit for the first Test here from today, writes Khalid Hussain.

A source in the Pakistan team told this correspondent that Younis is yet to recover from a knee problem even after extensive treatment and remains a doubtful starter for the opening match.

Younis, an important member of the Pakistani middle-order, received an injection the other day in a bid to lessen the pain but was still uncomfortable in the nets on Wednesday. Though skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has showed no concern over Younis getting fit in the team for the important Test, the team management was perturbed by this latest setback following injuries to several of their key players.

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Inzamam looks towards his batsmen to deliver the goods

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With his once-menacing pace battery reduced to a second-rated attack ahead of the opening Test here at Lord’s because of injuries, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq declared on Wednesday he was looking towards his batsmen to shepherd the tourists to glory in England this summer.

Pakistan have not lost a Test series in England since 1982 and Inzamam, on his last tour here, believes the team would once again pull through provided the batters did their job.

“Our bowling has been weakened by injury problems so it is very important that our batsmen perform and put enough runs on the scoreboard each time they go in,” said Inzamam.

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