For Shahid Afridi, with love

By Raafay Awan

My first interaction with Shahid Afridi lasted only a couple of seconds. It was just a shake of the hand. Even still, it made my day.

It was March 16, 2004 to be exact. Pakistan had beaten India in thesecond ODI of the Samsung Cup and Shahid Afridi who had been recalled . . . → Read More: For Shahid Afridi, with love

Too Little Too Late?

PCB launches anti-corruption programme

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has launched a programme to educate cricketers and officials on how to avoid corruption and be on their best behaviour in the sport.

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Shahid Afridi proud of Pakistan’s performance

Shahid Afridi pronounced himself “proud” of his team’s performance in the World Cup and hoped that their reception on arrival in Pakistan would reflect the side’s achievement in getting to the last four at a time when expectations were significantly lower.

Pakistan lost by 29 runs to India in Mohali in a scrappy match, in . . . → Read More: Shahid Afridi proud of Pakistan’s performance

Pakistan v India in Mohali: A touch of madness

This is Pakistan.

Taking on India.

On Indian soil.

In the world cup semi-final.

Embrace the madness.

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The joy of cricket

Until Ahmedabad, Pakistan has played this World Cup in the corner of India’s eye. They were ghosts in their own neighbourhood. They were not Bangladesh, who could welcome the world, radiate optimism and soak the Cup with tears and laughter. They were not Sri Lanka, who went about their business efficiently, putting their strengths on display . . . → Read More: The joy of cricket

Umar may replace Kamran as wicketkeeper

Pakistan will consider using Umar Akmal as a wicketkeeper in their remaining group games in theWorld Cup in a bid to offset the disastrous glovework of his elder brother Kamran. Akmal senior missed three chances in Tuesday’s big loss to New Zealand, including the centurion Ross Taylor twice in three balls when he was on 0 . . . → Read More: Umar may replace Kamran as wicketkeeper

ICC blasts Windies bus attack, Dhaka stays as host

CHENNAI: International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat Saturday condemned the attack on the West Indies team bus by Bangladesh fans but said there were no immediate plans to move games.

Home supporters reacted angrily after seeing their side bowled out for just 58 by the West Indies in Dhaka on Friday in a World . . . → Read More: ICC blasts Windies bus attack, Dhaka stays as host

Afridi wards off Canada scare

Captain Shahid Afridi saved Pakistan from following England into the World Cup dunces corner with a nerveless display of leg-spin to shatter Canada’s hopes of a famous triumph on Thursday. Just a day after Ireland had clinched a record-breaking win over England, Canada were dreaming of a similar sensational upset when they bowled out the . . . → Read More: Afridi wards off Canada scare

Indian Parrot Predicted Pakistan as ICC World Cup Champion 2011

(Late) Indian Parrot who predicted Pakistan as ICC World Cup 2011 Champion

Banglore (Routers) Our correspondent from India reported that an Indian psychic Parrot who’s name was Mali predicted Pakistan three times in a row as Cricket World Champion 2011.But his owner baba to make himself safe from Indian doggy party Shiv Sena killed . . . → Read More: Indian Parrot Predicted Pakistan as ICC World Cup Champion 2011

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 SCHEDULE

Cricket Schedule of ICC World Cup 2011. Fixtures of ICC World Cup 2011 has been announced. The first schedule match of ICC World Cup 2011 between India vs Bangladesh begins Feb 19, 2011 onwards. Keep viewing CriSchedule for latest updates on Cricket Schedule and Fixtures of upcoming ICC World Cup 2011.

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