Pakistani bowlers advised to accept ’15 degree’ limit

Pakistani spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq has said that players should move on accept the current rules of the ICC regarding 15 degrees of permissible straightening of the elbow joint for all bowlers in international cricket.

Widely regarded as the inventor of the famed ‘doosra’ delivery, Mushtaq is considered as one of the greatest spin . . . → Read More: Pakistani bowlers advised to accept ’15 degree’ limit

In Kaneria’s defense

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board, which banned him for life in 2012.

The 33-year-old was punished for introducing then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to illegal bookmakers.

“I have not pressured him or done anything that’s brought the game into disrepute, so I’m not guilty,” he said.

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Bronze winning street footballers make Pakistan proud

KARACHI: “I’m glad that Meher didn’t listen to me a lot,” recalls a jubilant Aziza, mother of the teenaged Meher Ali just hours before he is set to return to his home in Ibrahim Hyderi with a bronze-medal that he and the rest of the Pakistani team had earned at the Street Child World Cup that . . . → Read More: Bronze winning street footballers make Pakistan proud

Let’s not be bitter about our loss: Hafeez

Taking responsibility for Pakistan’s failure to defend the World Twenty20 crown, captain Mohammed Hafeez has pleaded with the fans to accept it gracefully and not react like “bad losers”.

“We accept responsibility for playing poorly against the West Indies in the crucial match but we must also not be bad losers. They played better on . . . → Read More: Let’s not be bitter about our loss: Hafeez

Winning “the Windies style”

A sporstman’s celebrations are a necessary part of his armory for some fans, and Pakistanis are particularly finicky when it comes to such things. I think that one of the reasons Junaid Khan is so underrated within his own country is because his celebrations are so over-the-top and uncoordinated.

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Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

The autocratic elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh has decreed that BanglaDeshi citizens will not wave the flag of any nationality except Bangladesh at sports events. This Quixotic gag flag order comes after the largely Bangladeshi crowd was seen waving Pakistan flags at the T20 cricket match when the Pakistani team was . . . → Read More: Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports

Zafar helps Pakistan Juniors win

LAHORE – Zafar Gohar, with his all-round superb performance, guided Pakistan Juniors to five-wicket triumph over Qatar XI in the international cricket match played here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday under the umbrella of the Punjab Youth Festival.

Provincial Minister for Sports and Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan was chief guest at the international . . . → Read More: Zafar helps Pakistan Juniors win

Pakistan finds Bangladesh’s anti-flag law unnecessary

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday decried Bangladesh Cricket Board’s move to restrict local cricket fans from flying flags of any other team competing in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

“There should not be any such restrictions on spectators. There should be no politics in sport,” he said while talking to reporters at the . . . → Read More: Pakistan finds Bangladesh’s anti-flag law unnecessary

Today in 1992: Pakistan becomes world cricket champion

Today in History: 25th March 1992 World Cup Final Memories – What went through Ramiz Raja’s mind when he took the final catch off Imran Khan’s bowling.

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Pakistan’s smashing win against Australia

(By Abhishek Purohit) Like the World Twenty20 2012, Pakistan came up against Australia on Sunday right after a meek display against India. Once again, they played like the Pakistan side fans expect, showing that it was the pressure of an India game that brought out all the diffidence two nights ago. The intensity was not . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s smashing win against Australia