Posts Tagged Shoaib-Akhtar

Shoaib Malik Not Happy with Shoaib Akhtar

January 23, 2009 | General | | No Comments

On the sidelines of the Sri Lankan tour to Pakistan, which is the gift for Pakistan in these troubled times when Pakistan had become virtually a pariah in the cricketing world, another rift is rearing it’s head between the pacer Shoaib Akhtar and captain of Pakistan national color, Shoaib Malik.

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Dilshan and Muralitharan lead 129-run rout

January 22, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Sri Lanka levelled the series 1-1 with a crushing win, thanks to a convincing all-round performance in Karachi. Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a sparkling half-century to take Sri Lanka to a strong total, before Nuwan Kulasekara and Muttiah Muralitharan shot out the hosts cheaply. Salman Butt and Shoaib Malik resisted with a 108-run partnership, but Muralitharan removed Malik to trigger a stunning collapse.

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WADA not involved in Asif case

January 21, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will have no jurisdiction over Mohammad Asif’s detention case in Dubai, when the fast bowler was detained at Dubai Aiport after being caught in possession of opium, in June last year.

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Butt century powers Pakistan to easy win

January 21, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

A country starved of international cricket for over six months celebrated with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to take a 1-0 lead in the series, thanks to the efforts of Salman Butt and Khurram Manzoor, who made light work of the 220-run target. Pakistan took full advantage of a jaded Sri Lankan side still circumspect with their form after struggling against weak sides in the recent months.

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Pakistan gear up for much-needed home series

January 20, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Match facts

Tuesday, January 20
Start time Noon (07.00 GMT)

The Big Picture

The hastily arranged series against Sri Lanka is just what Pakistan cricket needs: it quenches their fans’ thirst for high-quality cricket, it should ease the board’s massive financial problems and will hopefully shift the focus from a spate of controversies surrounding the country’s cricket in the past few months (emphasised by the ludicrous situation of the board potentially facing a lawsuit from their own legal advisor).

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Pakistan prepare for Mendis

January 18, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Already the name is on everyone’s lips and in everyone’s minds. It is inevitable as the freak-bowler show that is Ajantha Mendis tours countries of the cricket world. Already he is a dream for headline writers and reporters; Mission Mendis, Solving the Mendis Mystery; how do you tackle him? how good is he? Do you read him from the hand or off the pitch? How many videos of him have you seen?

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Asif was detained in Dubai for possessing opium

January 12, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Mohammad Asif has been barred from entering the UAE after being deported from Dubai last year for possession of an opium substance weighing 0.24 grams, according to documents available with Cricinfo.

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Shoaib and Kaneria earn top contracts

January 7, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

In a fitting indication of the extremes within which Pakistan cricket operates, Shoaib Akhtar has been awarded a central contract for 2009 and been placed in the top of three categories. This time last year, Shoaib had been demoted to a special retainership category for players whose form and fitness were in doubt. He refused to take it and instead responded angrily, sparking a sequence which eventually saw him being banned and fined by the board.

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New code to include out-of-competition testing

December 30, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

International cricketers will have to be available for out-of-competition drug testing under the ICC’s new anti-doping code, which comes into effect from January 1. The new code, which complies with the latest World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, was recently given unanimous approval by all members of the ICC board.

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Snag in Quaid-e-Azam Champ Trophy

December 30, 2008 | General | | No Comments

PCB means business this time, but players are not understanding it and now is the time when PCB has to pull some strings and tighten some of the leashes.

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