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Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan is not producing quality cricketers
Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan is not producing quality cricketers

Waqar Younis had blamed Afridi’s captaincy for Pakistan’s poor run in the World T20Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi feels that the country is not producing fine cricketers as there is more focus on quantity and not quality. Afridi, who stepped down from captaincy earlier this year, said that handing over international caps to a lot of cricketers has resulted in this.Talking to a private news channel, Afridi said, “

May 19 2016
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England

Pakistani cricketers during a training session at Eden Gardens earlier this yearWith Pakistan set to tour England in the middle of July later this year, the newly appointed Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur already knew his task was cut out. However, the results coming from the ongoing boot camp currently being held at the Kakul Military Academy in Abbottabad is certain to have raised his eyebrows. It has been reported that a

May 19 2016
How Pakistan Cricket can make a comeback
How Pakistan Cricket can make a comeback

Pakistan cricket needs some serious revamp and restructuring to emerge as a top cricketing force againPakistan cricket has touched one low after another in the last few years, from a ban on hosting international matches to spot-fixing issues and board politics, all plaguing it at various times in the past decade. Despite all this, Pakistan has continued to produce a factory line of rare talents, who have had to fight against the deficie

May 10 2016
PCB says awarding central contract to Shahid Afridi depends on his performance
PCB says awarding central contract to Shahid Afridi depends on his performance

The PCB chief said "our main focus will be on his performance"Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said the decision of awarding a central contract to veteran Shahid Afridi will be made after observing his performance.The PCB chief said despite the fact that Afridi didn't take part in the fitness test arranged by the PCB due to some injury, "our main focus will be on his performance".When asked if

May 9 2016
Shahid Afridi feels lack of focus at grassroots level is bound to hurt Pakistan cricket
Shahid Afridi feels lack of focus at grassroots level is bound to hurt Pakistan cricket

Afridi was omitted from the 35-member training camp for the upcoming England tourThe former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi believes that lack of focus towards the grassroots level of the game is bound to hurt Pakistan cricket. According to him, the absence of talent in Pakistan's domestic scene may be a cause of worry.The Pakistan Cricket team has not had a very good season this year. They were knocked out of th

Shahid Afridi fears the lack of talent in Pakistan's domestic circuit
Shahid Afridi fears the lack of talent in Pakistan's domestic circuit

Shahid Afridi at the 2016 T20 World CupFormer T20 skipper Shahid Afridi is worried that there is a serious dearth of 'real talent' in the country's domestic structure and asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to focus on basics, specially at the grassroots level.Afridi, who stepped down as the national T20 captain last month after the team's disappointing performance at the Asia Cup and World Twenty20, urged the PCB to shift thei

May 3 2016
Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi from probables for England tour
Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi from probables for England tour

Despite numerous calls for him to retire, Afridi is in no mood to back awayWhen Inzamam-ul-Haq was appointed Chief Selector of Pakistan, there were plenty of expectations from him to infuse freshness into the set-up. The former skipper’s first major decision is a pretty strong one with the likes of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, and Shahid Afridi excluded from contention for the upcoming tour to England.While the lack of discipline wa

May 2 2016
Pakistan drop Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad  and Umar Akmal for England tour
Pakistan drop Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal for England tour

Shahid Afridi failed to inspire Pakistan in the World T20The ripples of Pakistan's disastrous World Twenty20 campaign continues to resonate with star players Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal being excluded from the probables list for the tour of England next month.Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, who recently resigned as Afghanistan coach to head the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) selection committee, announced a list of

May 2 2016
Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for Pakistan's T20 fiasco
Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for Pakistan's T20 fiasco

Waqar said that Afridi’s pressure brought the entire team downFormer Pakistan coach Waqar Younis blamed ex-skipper Shahid Afridi for the team's early exit from the World T20 and Asia Cup, and also said that Umar Akmal has to be dropped from the side.These defeats had lead to the sacking of Pakistan's national selection committee, and Waqar and Afridi stepping down from their respective positions. In his compiled report about the Pak

Apr 29 2016
Should bowlers be mere cannon fodder ?
Should bowlers be mere cannon fodder ?

AB de Villiers when he smashed a 31 ball hundred against the West IndiesOn 1st January 2014, little known Corey Anderson, who was then still making his first moves in international cricket, played a brutal knock that would make the entire cricket world stand up and take notice of him, (especially the bosses of the Indian Premier League who are always on the lookout for the new power hitters of the game).It was that sort of knock which the bowlers

Apr 27 2016
Rumours surrounding death of Shahid Afridi's daughter unfounded
Rumours surrounding death of Shahid Afridi's daughter unfounded

The news regarding death of Afridi’s daughter is fake A photo that did the rounds on social media for several hours claiming that Shahid Afridi’s daughter Asmara has died due to cancer is absolutely fake. This might be due to some sort of misunderstanding as that photo depicted a dead young girl resembling the all-rounder’s daughter.The photo that circulated on social media isPak Cricketer Shahid Afridi's Daughter

Apr 26 2016
Dean Jones on PCB's radar for chief coach role
Dean Jones on PCB's radar for chief coach role

Dean Jones also coached Islamabad United in PSL this yearFormer Australian cricketer, Dean Jones is on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) favorite list as the new head coach of the Pakistan cricket team.After Pakistan’s disappointing performances in the Asia Cup T20 and World T20, head coach Waqar Younis resigned from his post. Shahid Afridi also resigned as captain and the board also dissolved the national selection committee.Th

Apr 14 2016
10 all-rounders who played for a long time
10 all-rounders who played for a long time

It requires tremendous amounts of fitness, and a consistent grip over your game to play international cricket for a long time. While fast bowlers break down easily, and have relatively smaller careers due to the physical stress involved, batsmen are generally able to stretch their career longer, often by giving up one form of the game.All-rounders are one of the most fascinating species in cricket; they fit easily into the team, do double th

Apr 12 2016
IPL 2016: 5 Pakistani players we would have loved to watch this season
IPL 2016: 5 Pakistani players we would have loved to watch this season

After the delicious main course, it is now time for a fancy dessert. Yes, you got it right. After the T20 World Cup, it is now time for the fanciest and most glitzy cricket league once again.Also read: IPL 2016: How the IPL team owners make money, how the IPL players are paid - Decoding IPL economicsThe cash-rich tournament has witnessed some nail-biting encounters between the finest stars from the industry. But when it comes to neighbors Pa

Apr 8 2016
Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Hafeez bid farewell to Waqar Younis on Twitter
Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Hafeez bid farewell to Waqar Younis on Twitter

Waqar during a Pakistani nets session at SharjahLegendary Pakistani fast bowler, Waqar Younis had stepped down from the role of his national cricket team's head coach last Monday following a string of disappointing results. The 'Men in Green’ fared poorly in the Asia Cup as well as the ICC World T20 2016, having being ousted from both the tournaments in their respective first rounds.Waqar was re-appointed as the

Apr 7 2016
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