Although the definition of doping is very elaborate in the books of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the general understanding is that the usage of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs with the intent of achieving glory amount to doping. WADA not only maintains a prohibition list forbidding the players and athletes from using banned drugs but also conducts random tests on players as part of their comprehensive dope test system. The fa
Although failed dope tests are not a common phenomenon in the cricket world, there have been a few instances every now and then when cricketers have invited doping trouble on themselves. The most recent occurence came just a few days back when Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was sent back home before the start of his team’s tour to New Zealand for failing a dope test conducted during their previous series against Pakistan.
Pakistan still have hope en route to 2015 World Cup without their premier spin bowler Disturbed, tied-down and severely jolted - something that can be minimally attributed to the state of dismay of Pakistan cricket. In the immediate aftermath of how the course of events have progressed, a deemed conscious took to surface continually labeling Pakistan having a rather toothless bowling attack and whether the question to compete for
Most of the T20 games that are played end up being a close contest between bat and ball. Fortunes change very quickly in a T20 game, sometimes even with a single delivery. Here is a compilation of 10 such deliveries that decided matches. Since they happened during the World Cup, they had a say in the tournament, as well.
Abdur Rehman Pakistan left -arm spinner Abdur Rehman was barred from bowling when he bowled 3 waist-high full tosses in as many balls against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup match that held today. He was not allowed to bowl in reminder of the match according ICC Law 42.6.b. Click here to read more about the incident. In doing so, Abdur Rahman has beat Kenyan leg-spinner Collins Obuya’s 8-year-old record of having conceded most number of runs
Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman was not allowed to bowl after bowling three consecutive full-tosses (perceived as beamers) above the waist in their Asia cup match against Bangladesh at Mirpur on March 4, 2014. He finished the match with bizarre figures of 0-0-8-0. Rehman’s first delivery was way wide down the offside, as the ball slipped out of his hand. It was judged as a no-ball by umpire Johan Cloete. His next delivery was
Pakistani cricketer Saeed Ajmal speaks with media representatives after a training camp in Lahore on October 1, 2013. Pakistan spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman have come out and called for the authorities to intervene so as to allow the two nations of India and Pakistan to resume cricketing ties, reports Zee News. “Such is the importance of Indo-Pak contests that even if both the teams play in a third country their match attracts big
Younis Khan looks all set for an extended stay at the crease again Pakistan ended the day on a score of 163/3, with both Younis Khan, on 52*, and Misbah-ul-Haq, on 27*, at the crease after dismissing Zimbabwe for a score of 294. The home team managed to add a valuable 54 runs to their overnight score of 237/8, courtesy of their last wicket pair- Tendai Chatara and Brian Vitori. Abdur Rehman finally broke their resilience by trapping Chatara LBW
Junaid Khan was impressive all through the day and was probably unlucky to end up with only three wickets to his name Zimbabwe managed to score 237 runs for the loss of eight wickets at the end of the first day of the second Test match against Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe. Winning the toss, Brendan Taylor had no hesitation in opting to bat first. However, there were widespread concerns about the unknown behaviour of an alrea
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan plays a shot during the fourth day of the opening Test Match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Stadium in Galle on June 25, 2012. The Pakistan Test team are due to arrive in Johannesburg on Sunday night to take on world champions South Africa in a three-Test series. The Pakistan Test team are due to arrive in Johannesburg on Sunday night to take on world champion
Misbah ul Haq, with manager Naveed Akram Cheema, at a press conference Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced its 16-member national cricket team for the upcoming tour to South Africa starting later this month. The selectors Friday retained Misbah-Ul Haq as captain, besides calling back left-hand spinner Abdur Rehman after a limited period ban on him for a failed dope test, reports Xinhua. Fast bowler Mohamma
London - Pakistani spinner Abdur Rehman faces a two-year ban for failing a dope test in England. The 32-year-old left-arm spinner was representing Somerset in County cricket last month and is not part of the current World Twenty20 squad. According to the Pakistani media, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about Rehman flunking the test. Rehman is the 17th player worldwide and third from Pakistan t