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Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption
Recipient of a lifetime ban, Saleem Malik believes sports can never be rid of corruption

Saleem Malik played 103 Tests of Pakistan before he was banned for life in the year 2000.Former Pakistani cricketer Saleem Malik, who has been banned for life by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for match fixing, is convinced that cricket or any other sport can never be rid of corruption.“These fixing matters they can never be completely eradicated from cricket or other sports,” Malik told PTI in an interview.“T

Jan 21 2016
Pakistan head coach backs Butt and Asif for a comeback
Pakistan head coach backs Butt and Asif for a comeback

Waqar believes Butt and Asif should get a second chance Waqar Younis, the head coach of the Pakistan national cricket team, has backed an international comeback for convicted spot-fixers Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif. He said that they should not be treated any differently from the reconditioned pacer Mohammed Amir.In an interview Waqar said, "The way I see it if Butt and Asif perform well in their comeback in domestic cricket why can&#

Jan 13 2016
Salman Butt scores a century in his first match after comeback
Salman Butt scores a century in his first match after comeback

Butt marked his return with a ton in domestic cricketFormer Pakistani skipper Salman Butt scored a century on his comeback in a domestic match in the ongoing National One Day Cup in Pakistan on Sunday. Butt scored 135 from 143 balls for his team Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) against Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Butt’s teammate Mohammed Asif, another accused in the 2010 spot-fixing scam

Jan 11 2016
PCB says Butt and Asif not in contention for Pakistan yet
PCB says Butt and Asif not in contention for Pakistan yet

The timelines for the three men in picture would be different as far as playing for Pakistan is concerned.The re-admission of Mohammad Amir having raised enough eyebrows, the PCB looks to be in no hurry to reinstate the other two accused of the infamous 2010 spot-fixing saga, Salman Butt, and Mohammad Asif, as Haroon Rasheed, Pakistan’s chief selector said that the two are still completing their rehabilitation process. The two crickete

Jan 7 2016
Will do best to save Yasir Shah's career, insist PCB
Will do best to save Yasir Shah's career, insist PCB

Yasir Shah in actionPakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing a dope test conducted on November 13 during Pakistan’s one-day series against England at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was tested positive for chlorthalidone, a diuretic used to treat hypertension. The 29-year-old had to appeared before a medical panel set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PC

10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use
10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use

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

Jan 3 2016
5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests
5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests

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.

Dec 12 2015
Amir to be considered for the New Zealand tour
Amir to be considered for the New Zealand tour

A reinvigorated Mohammad Amir is set for a comeback The road for the tainted Pakistani seamer Mohammad Amir seems to be becoming easier by the day. In the latest development, the PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan was reported to be considering Amir’s name for the upcoming tour of New Zealand in January. While he is not in contention for the upcoming probable series against India, Amir’s return comes as a significant reward f

Dec 9 2015
Asif and Butt allowed to play domestic cricket after rehab
Asif and Butt allowed to play domestic cricket after rehab

While Amir is already playing in the BPL, Asif and Butt might play early next year Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who had received a five year ban from the ICC for their alleged involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, are set to play competitive domestic cricket early next year.  ICC had lifted the bans it had imposed on Asif and Butt in September, but the PCB were in no hurry to bring them back, and instead waited for their reha

Dec 4 2015
The curious case of Mohammad Amir: Does he deserve a second chance?
The curious case of Mohammad Amir: Does he deserve a second chance?

Amir is currently part of one Bangladesh Premier League franchise “To err is human, to forgive divine.” Since time immemorial, men and women alike have believed that the world houses individuals, who, with a streak of patience and kindness, will overlook all flaws that exist in the modern day. However, recent quotations, words and newspaper reports, have given hints of an existing environment where virtue is but folklore

Nov 30 2015
Former Pakistan Captain wants Amir not to be selected in squad
Former Pakistan Captain wants Amir not to be selected in squad

Mohammad Amir is playing in BPL but PCB hasn’t allowed Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to play domestic cricket Former Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif should be kept away from the national team. These three players were banned from cricket for five years because of a spot-fixing scandal. The 45-year old former Pakistani captain said, “I don't think it would be a go

Nov 26 2015
Kevin Pietersen shows no mercy on Mohammad Amir
Kevin Pietersen shows no mercy on Mohammad Amir

Amir got Pietersen’s wicket in the 2010 Lord’s Test Kevin Pietersen became the first English player who was involved in the 2010 spot-fixing match to open up about the issue, reports ESPNcricinfo. He showed his anger about the fact that Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir has been given a chance to play cricket again and make a comeback to the national side. The final match of 4-Test series between England and Pakistan was hit by spo

Nov 21 2015
Reports: Aamer's comeback trial on hold
Reports: Aamer's comeback trial on hold

Pakistani players are not impressed with Aamer's attitude, according to reports Talented yet tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Aamer’s quest for a return to competitive cricket has taken a hit as the current crop of players have expressed their displeasure to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pressure has mounted on the Board not to consider Aamer for selection, as most of the players are reluctant to share the dress

Nov 2 2015
5 Talented Pakistani Bowlers Whose Careers Were Cut Short by Bans
5 Talented Pakistani Bowlers Whose Careers Were Cut Short by Bans

Pakistan cricket’s strong point has always been its bowling, and the country has given the cricketing world some wonderful bowlers. While some of these bowlers went on to become legends, a few had their careers prematurely cut short due to match fixing scandals, wrong bowling actions and the use of banned substances. This issue was again brought into light recently when Mohammad Amir, who made a comeback after completing a 5-year ban

Oct 31 2015
Video: Watch Mohammad Amir pick five wickets with deadly swing bowling
Video: Watch Mohammad Amir pick five wickets with deadly swing bowling

Mohammad Amir has been bowling exceptionally well since his ban ended Tainted Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir bagged five wickets in an innings for his side thanks to some brilliant swing bowling. The young seamer has been in the news lately after serving out the five-year ban imposed on the trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, and Mohammad Amir. The trio are still not allowed to come back to first-class cricket yet as the Pakistan Crick

Oct 15 2015
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