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Saeed Ajmal

Why Is Saeed Ajmal Excluded from ICC Awards?

Saeed Ajmal has been (unfairly) excluded from the ICC awards due to take place in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on September 15, and this has angered Pakistanis to the point where Pakistan could boycott the ICC awards over his omission. South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been picked instead of Saeed Ajmal for the Test Cricketer [...]

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Pakistan Cricket Team Maintain Winning Streak

Last month Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the Test and ODI series, and this month Pakistan has comprehensively beaten Bangladesh in the ODI series with the Test series still to go. Pakistan has been able to thrive amid the spot-fixing scandal. The team has played with unity and the efforts and hard work is paying [...]

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Aleem Dar won ICC Umpire of Year Award 2011

Aleem Dar won ICC Umpire of Year Award 3rd time in a row

Adding another feather to his cap and once again defeating the best of the lot Pakistani Umpire Aleem Dar grabs the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year 2011. He has now won three consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards. Simon Taufel won it five times in a row and is the [...]

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Cricket in Olympics 2012

Cricket returns to Olympics. Howzat?

More than hundred years ago a cricket tournament debuted at the 1900 Paris Olympics. The only match of the tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and France, and was won by 158 runs by Great Britain. The scheduled competition at the 1904 Summer Olympics was cancelled at short notice due to lack of [...]

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Manmohan Singh invites Pakistani leaders as Airline Fares and Ticket Prices Soar ahead of India-Pakistan Semi-Final

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited Pakistani leaders Asif Zardari and Yousuf Gilani to watch the semi-final between India and Pakistan, in a bid to promote ties between the two countries. Furthermore, India has issued 5,000 visas to Pakistanis to watch World Cup matches. At the same time, the match is being seen as [...]

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The Riddle of Zulqarnain Haider

BBC called him refugee cricketer, his team mates believe that his behavior is childish, while team manager Intikhab Alam and PCB officials feel that he is a psychopath. You have guessed it probably by now; I am talking about none other than Pakistan cricket team wicket keeper batsmen Zulqarnain Haider. His actions and tale is [...]

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Experimentation Destroying ODI Cricket

It has been five years since the Powerplay and Free Hit rules were introduced in cricket. They were designed to make the game more interesting by giving an advantage to the batting side. However, instead of making the game more interesting, they had a detrimental effect. Now the game has lost excitement. There was a [...]

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ICC Awards: Aleem Dar named Umpire of the Year again; Tendulkar wins Cricketer of the Year award

Amid all the humiliation brought by cricketers indulging in match fixing, here is a moment to be proud of. Aleem Dar has won Umpire of the Year award for the second time in consecutive years, beating competition from Steve Davis, Tony Hill and Simon Taufel. Congratulations to Aleem Dar. According to Cricinfo, Dar, 42, was [...]

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International Cricket Council has suspended Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif

ICC suspends Pakistani trio over Spot fixing Allegations

Eighteen years ago it was the Holy month of Ramadan when cricket brought an extravagant delight for the people of Pakistan as we had crowned World Champions for the first time. But now during the same month we’ve been facing the worst ever cricket corruption charges against few of our players. Some cherished memories ah!! [...]

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Pakistan Cricket Gone for Good … Match Fixing Scandal!

Where the nation was yet recovering from the shock given by the performance of the boys in green in the ongoing test at Lords’, all focus has now shifted to the media reports coming out of England claiming that they have uncovered a match fixing scandal involving top Pakistani players. As the details are still [...]

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