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Pakistan awaits Whatmore’s miracle

March 5, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan hopes new cricket coach, Australia’s Dav Whatmore, can find a magic formula to transform the country’s talented players into a team that enjoys sustained, match-winning success.

The team’s peaks and troughs are infamous. Last month’s Test whitewash of England was followed by a flop in the limited overs series, losing 4-0 in the one-day games and 2-1 in the Twenty20s.

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Afridi bids to get cricket back to Pakistan

January 29, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday said he was trying to bring international cricket back to Pakistan and a number of foreign stars have shown an interest.

Pakistan has been a virtual no-go for international sides since the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked in Lahore in March 2009, killing eight people and leaving seven visiting players and their assistant coach wounded.

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Shahid Afridi comes out of Retirment

October 18, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

AFridiFormer Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has reportedly made himself available to play One-Day International cricket once again.

The 31-year-old declared himself retired from all international cricket following a tour of the West Indies when he was dropped as captain following disagreements with then coach Waqar Younis.

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I am a Hindu, is that the reason why PCB not clearing me: Kaneria

September 27, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Kaneria frustrated at Pakistan court delaysFormer Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria hit out Tuesday against another court-room delay putting back his bid to revive an international career embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal.

A court on Tuesday again adjourned his appeal against the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) failure to clear him of fixing allegations. The new date set for the hearing in Sindh High Court in Karachi is October 20.

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Cooley wants Mitchell Johnson ‘up and firing’

September 27, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Cooley wants Johnson 'up and firing'Australia’s acting head coach, Troy Cooley, hopes the conditions in South Africa will help Mitchell Johnson regain his best form after a disappointing year. Cooley will be in charge for Australia’s upcoming trip to South Africa after being named as the temporary replacement for Tim Nielsen, who stepped down after the Test series win in Sri Lanka.

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I am a more Mature Captain now, will lead Mumbai Indians : Harbhajan

September 24, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

HarbhajanHarbhajan Singh said he has matured as a leader compared to his short stint in the IPL’s first edition as the feisty off-spinner gets ready to lead Mumbai Indians in the Champions League Twenty20 in the absence of their regular captain Sachin Tendulkar.

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PCB officials irked with Waqar over ‘forced changes’ in team selection

September 14, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

PCB officials irked with Waqar over 'forced changes' in team selectionPakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials are reportedly irked with outgoing coach Waqar Younis for not following the selection process decided prior to the start of the Zimbabwe tour.

It has been reliably learnt that Waqar made forced changes while selecting the Test and One-Day International (ODI) squads, acting against the strategy he agreed to before the team’s departure, The Express Tribune reports.

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World Cup 2011 Live Coverage: Pakistan vs Kenya

February 23, 2011 | Cricket | | No Comments

Live Coverage of Pakistan vs Kenya match in ICC World Cup 2011.

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No Hot Spot for World Cup

February 5, 2011 | Cricket, World Cup | | No Comments

Hot Spot will not be part No Hot Spot for World Cup of the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) that will be used during the 2011 ICC World Cup, reducing the system to its basic requirements: a ball-tracker (in this case Hawk-Eye), a super slow-mo camera and a ‘clear’ stump microphone.

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I won’t quit, let them remove me

April 25, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

There is no sign of a compromise between Lalit Modi and the BCCI over the IPL with a day to go for the crucial IPL governing council meeting. On Saturday, the BCCI top leadership was huddled in a series of meetings planning their strategy for Monday; by the evening Modi ended his silence of several days by sending out a message through his Twitter feed that he would not be backing down in what he called a “trial by media”.

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