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Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players
Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players

Former PCB Chairman has ignited India-Pakistan controversy Former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has ignited controversy by making a slightly bizarre accusation, that the BCCI has hatched a conspiracy against key Pakistan players so that they are not allowed to play cricket. Speaking to The Dawn, Ashraf said, "It's a conspiracy hatched against Pakistan cricket by the Indian lobby to get our key spinners suspended. PCB should ha

Jul 29 2015
Haroon Rasheed praises Saeed Ajmal, says he is under selectors' radar
Haroon Rasheed praises Saeed Ajmal, says he is under selectors' radar

Rasheed says Saeed Ajmal is still under consideration Haroon Rasheed, Pakistan Chief Selector, was interviewed by PakPassion.net. He said that Saeed Ajmal is among the considered players for the national side. “He’s been a great asset for Pakistan and is doing well in the county season and bowling really well with his new action,” said Haroon Rasheed. “We are in touch with him and he is keeping us informed about his

Jul 14 2015
Pakistan's 5 greatest match-winners in ODIs
Pakistan's 5 greatest match-winners in ODIs

The term ‘match-winner’ could vary in meaning from individual to individual; for some it may be players ‘tilting’ the match in a winning direction and for some it may be somebody who carries his bat through or picks up wickets and runs through the tail. To be précise, ‘match-winners’ are players who can win you a match on their own and ‘big’ match-winners do it on a consistent basis. Another

Jul 13 2015
Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's Champions Trophy qualification
Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's Champions Trophy qualification

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Lahore, June 9: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said he will continue to try out new players for the development of the team despite his side being ranked No.9 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and facing a challenge to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy. The 2017 tournament will be contested by only the top-eight ranked sides. Waqar also said that the 1992 World Champions will have to "live without Saeed Aj

Jun 10 2015
PCB bans employees from doing TV commentary
PCB bans employees from doing TV commentary

PCB chief Shahryar Khan has decided to ban employees from doing TV commentary The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned all its employees, including its former international and first-class cricketers, from undertaking commentary duties on television from now onwards. The decision to do so comes after the intense criticism they faced for allowing selectors Haroon Rasheed and Azhar Khan to do commentary during the national super eight

Pakistan drop Ajmal for Test series against Sri Lanka
Pakistan drop Ajmal for Test series against Sri Lanka

Is his Test career over? Lahore, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday dropped veteran off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for their three-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting on June 17 in Galle. Ajmal returned to international cricket in April following his suspension for bowling with an illegal action, featuring in two one-day internationals (ODIs) and a T20 match against Bangladesh in Dhaka. The 37-year-old was banned by the International Cr

Jun 3 2015
Analysing the best bowlers in the world across all formats
Analysing the best bowlers in the world across all formats

Is Dale Steyn currently the best bowler in the world? Bowlers are a species of cricketers who never cease to fascinate the viewers of the game. Be it an express delivery hurtling towards a batsman's ribs at 140 kmph, or a ball that turns a mile to nick the top of off-stump, a great ball that outwits a batsman is something we would always love to see. The arrival of the T-20 format has heavily impacted the bowler’s g

Jun 3 2015
128 bowlers suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket
128 bowlers suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket’s crackdown on 128 bowlers Sri Lanka took an extra step ahead following International Cricket Council’s (ICC) crackdown on illegal bowling actions, suspending 128 bowlers from regional level contests. In agreement with the ICC’s policy for illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) set up an administrative committee to review and identify suspect actions at an early itself. According to the re

Jun 3 2015
5 great bowlers AB de Villiers has been brilliant against
5 great bowlers AB de Villiers has been brilliant against

AB de Villiers is widely considered as the best batsman in the world Sport is at its spectacular best when the greatest athletes come up against each other. Such battles are something that get the adrenaline pumping and make you wish for more. Most times such contests are closely fought, but sometimes one side of the coin trumps the other quite easily. AB de Villiers is definitely the side of the coin that likes to dominate the best bowlers

May 11 2015
Saeed Ajmal vows to come back stronger
Saeed Ajmal vows to come back stronger

Saeed Ajmal was not selected for the 1st Test against Bangladesh Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who has been having a torrid time ever since his comeback has vowed to return stronger. In the two ODIs and one T20 that he played since his comeback with a remodelled action, he has picked up only one wicket and has leaked runs at a rate of 6.57.  "For me it's been a tough last eight months and I knew it will be tough movin

May 5 2015
Misbah-ul-Haq urges fans to have patience with struggling team and Saeed Ajmal
Misbah-ul-Haq urges fans to have patience with struggling team and Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal has had a quiet comeback into International Cricket Pakistan Test team captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, has urged supporters to be patient with the struggling Pakistan team and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who has been poor with the ball after his comeback from the eight-month suspension imposed for an illegal action. The new-look Pakistan team are on the verge of facing a whitewash as Bangladesh are 2-0 up in the 3

Apr 22 2015
Best chance for Bangladesh to break the jinx against Pakistan
Best chance for Bangladesh to break the jinx against Pakistan

Bangladesh will start the one-day series against Pakistan as the favourites May 31, 1999 was one of the most historic moments in Bangladesh cricket’s history. They were playing their first ever World Cup and stunned the hot-favourites Pakistan in a dominating manner. That win changed the complexion of Bangladesh cricket. The following year they were awarded the Test status and a new journey started. Even though they hav

Apr 16 2015
5 Pakistani players who would have made IPL even more exciting
5 Pakistani players who would have made IPL even more exciting

There may be cultural and political differences between India and Pakistan, but there is no denying the fact that people from both nations are equally crazy about cricket. Both teams have featured in numerous memorable contests and India against Pakistan remains a top draw in any form of cricket. The absence of Pakistani players in the much-fancied Indian Premier League (IPL) is a tad disappointing considering the ability of Pakistani cricketers

Apr 11 2015
Relieved to be back after eight months of
Relieved to be back after eight months of "torture": Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal will be back in action starting from the upcoming Bangladesh series Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has expressed relief at getting back into the Pakistan set-up for the upcoming Bangladesh series, calling his time out of the game as “torture”. Ajmal, who last played for his country against Sri Lanka in August last year, was banned from bowling in international cricket last September after biomechanica

Apr 5 2015
Worcestershire replace Ajmal with Senanayake
Worcestershire replace Ajmal with Senanayake

Sachithra Senanayake has been given a platform to rebuild his Test Career Worcestershire have taken no chances with Saeed Ajmal after the veteran off-spinner made a comeback to International Cricket yesterday. They have signed Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake as Ajmal’s replacement.  Pakistan are touring Bangladesh now and Ajmal was named in all 3 squads. Since this tour came out of nowhere, the county is concerned th

Apr 4 2015
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