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PakPassion.net in the News Media (2012)

 

December 2012

 

"Pakistan were more desperate to win the 92 World Cup Semi-Final" : Danny Morrison

 

News Track India December 27, 2012
 
Morrison said in an interview with Pakpassion.net that it would be nice for Tendulkar to reaches the 200th Test mark and added that he might retire from all the formats of the game after that.
 
 
 
Daily Times December 11,2012
 
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for agreeing to tour India for a short one-day series later this month. “I think the PCB is wrong to have agreed to this. If it is a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to make sure that India reciprocated by coming and playing against Pakistan even if it was at a neutral venue,” Mani said in an interview to ‘Pakpassion.net’.
 
 
News Tribe Daily Times December 11,2012
 
London: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has said that Pakistan should not tour India and criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for agreeing to series to the archrivals.
 
“I think the PCB is wrong to have agreed to this,” Mani said in an interview on Pakpassion.net website.
 
“If it is a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to make sure that India reciprocated by coming and playing against Pakistan even if it was at a neutral venue.”
 
 
The News December 11 2012
 

“India owes Pakistan two series which it has cancelled out. It is totally wrong that Pakistan should be going to India. My opinion is Pakistan should not be going to India at all. India or the BCCI went out of its way after the Mumbai attack to isolate Pakistan cricket at the ICC,” Mani was quoted as saying by Pakpassion.net.

 
 
Mid Day December 11, 2012
 
Mani doubts whether India would reciprocate in the same way by playing in Pakistan. “India owes Pakistan two series which it has cancelled out. It is totally wrong that Pakistan should be going to India. My opinion is Pakistan should not be going to India at all. India or the BCCI went out of its way after the Mumbai attack to isolate Pakistan cricket at the ICC,” Mani was quoted as saying by Pakpassion.net.
 
 
The Hindu December 10, 2012
 
Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for agreeing to tour India for a short one-day series later this month.
 
“I think the PCB is wrong to have agreed to this. If it is a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to make sure that India reciprocated by coming and playing against Pakistan even if it was at a neutral venue,” Mani said in an interview on Pakpassion.net website.
 
 
Pakistan should not tour India: Ehsan Mani
Hindustan Times December 10, 2012
 
Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board for agreeing to tour India for a short one-day series later this month.
"I think the PCB is wrong to have agreed to this. If it is a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to make sure that India reciprocated by coming and playing against Pakistan even if it was at a neutral venue," Mani said in an interview on 'Pakpassion.net' website.
 
 
Cricbuzz December 10, 2012
 
Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board for agreeing to tour India for a short T20I and ODI series. Pakistan will be playing a bilateral series in India for the first time in five years and the series will start on December 25th. 
 
In an interview to the website PakPassion.net, Mr. Mani stated that the PCB was wrong to have agreed to this short tour. "If it was a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to make sure that India reciprocated this gesture by coming and playing against Pakistan even if it was in a neutral venue."
 
 
Rediff December 10, 2012
 
"I think the PCB is wrong to have agreed to this. If it is a political decision, then the PCB should have asked the politicians to make sure that India reciprocated by coming and playing against Pakistan even if it was at a neutral venue," Mani said in an interview on Pakpassion.net.
 
"There will never be another cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar" : Saqlain Mushtaq
 
 
Zee News December 25, 2012
 
Mushtaq said in an exclusive interview to Pakpassion.net that Tendulkar has been at the top of the game for twenty-three years, which is simply amazing, and the way he has conducted himself throughout his career has been exemplary. 
 
 
 
Dawn December 1, 2012
 
In an interview with PakPassion.net, Qasim admitted there is a lack of fast-bowling talent in a country renowned for its quick men.
 
“We seem to lack the inspirational fast bowlers of yesteryear – like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar – resulting in a failure to find fast-bowling talent, which should be a worry for everyone involved in Pakistan cricket,” Qasim said.

 

 

Truth Drive December 1, 2012
 
When asked during an exclusive interview with the PakPassion.net, that what is the major concern for them right now, Qasim replied: “The lack of fast bowling talent is a real concern at the moment. We seem to lack those inspirational fast bowlers of yesteryear like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.”
 
“We are really struggling to find fast bowling talent across the country at the moment and that should be a worry for everyone involved in Pakistan cricket,” he added.
 

 

November 2012

 

Mohammad Yousuf confident of performing well in Pakistan's T20 championship

 

Cricket Country November 22, 2012
 
"As far as my appetite for top class cricket is concerned it has never diminished. I still want to play cricket at the highest level, as much as I always have wanted to," he told the Pakpassion.net website in an interview.
 
"As far as a return to international cricket is concerned ahead of the series in India and then South Africa, I'm not even thinking about it. That is down to the selectors, the most important thing is to get some domestic cricket under my belt and make some runs. The rest is out of my hands."
 
Dawn November 22, 2012
 
“I’m delighted to be playing domestic cricket in Pakistan again. It’s been a long break and I am raring to go. I’m excited at the thought of playing in the upcoming domestic T20 tournament in Karachi in front of the local crowds,” he told Pakpassion.net in an interview.
 
“I don’t see myself as the “prize” wicket in the upcoming tournament. There are a number of high quality batsmen taking part in the tournament, I will just try and do my best for the Lahore Lions. We have a nice balance in the team. I never go into matches or tournaments making predictions, but there is a nice blend of youth and experience and if we perform to the best of our ability then we could do very well in the competition,“ he added.
 

 

"Whatever I do, I do for the people of my country" - Chacha Cricket

 

'Chacha Cricket' says he is the number one cheerleader for Pakistan
Cricket Country November 22, 2012
 
"As I have said before, whatever I do, I do it for the people of my country, and to make other people happy as well - regardless of where they come from," Jalil was quoted as saying by PakPassion.net.
 
 
"Behind all this is my love for my nation. I am considered as the number one cheerleader for Pakistan all around the world that is why I really work hard to keep my enthusiasm and in every match I come with new ideas and new slogans," he added.
 
 
 
Pak's evergreen cheerleader 'Chacha Cricket' says love for nation keeps driving him
VCricket November 21, 2012
 
During an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Chacha Cricket was asked what was the secret behind his endless energy that keeps him in such an enthusiastic mood forever. 
 
“As I have said before, whatever I do, I do it for the people of my country, and to make other people happy as well – regardless of where they come from,” Chacha Cricket replied. 
 
“Behind all this is my love for my nation. I am considered as the number 1 cheerleader for Pakistan all around the world that is why I really work hard to keep my enthusiasm and in every match I come with new ideas and new slogans,” he added. 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Dean Jones Urges Umar Akmal to Learn from Sachin Tendulkar

 
 

 

 

"I'm Hopeful of Impressing the Selectors Again" : Sadaf Hussain

 

 
 

 

 

"I would look at working as Pakistan batting coach on a part-time basis:" Dean Jones

 

"I would look at working as Pakistan batting coach on a part-time basis:" Dean Jones

Box Score News November 3, 2012

 

A couple of weeks ago the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after much deliberation advertised for the role of a full time batting coach. The vacancy has a deadline for applicants of 4th November and the purpose of the role is listed as “To Plan and implement programs which facilitate Team Excellence and accelerate Individual Skills.”

 

 

 

September- October 2012

"I Wanted to Intimidate and Dominate Bowlers" : Sanath Jayasuriya

 

"I wanted to intimidate and dominate bowlers," Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya

Box Score News September 26, 2012

Jayasuriya made his One Day International debut against Australia at Melbourne on December 26, 1989 and his Test debut against New Zealand at Hamilton in February, 1991.

 

 

"The New Format Will Raise the Level of Competition in Domestic Cricket" : Asim Kamal

 

"New format will raise the level of competition in domestic cricket," Pakistan's Asim Kamal

Box Score News September 25, 2012

The structure of domestic cricket in Pakistan has been a subject of contentious debate amongst former cricketers and analysts as well as the decision-makers and the fans. There are two schools of thought in the country’s cricketing fraternity – one that advocates region-based competitions and the other that prefers departmental cricket over regional cricket.

 

 

Azhar Mahmood Urges Afridi, Nazir and Umar Akmal to Change Approach to T20 Batting

 

ICC World T20 2012: Azhar Mahmood advises Pakistan batsmen to review batting approach

Cricket Country September 24, 2012

In the wake of their not-so-impressive outings in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has advised thr trio of Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal to review their approach towards batting in the shortest format of the sport.

While Azhar said that Pakistan can claim to be a valid contender for the ICC World Twenty20 title due to its varied and effective resources but its batting consistency remained a matter of concern.

 

2 Other mentions in:

Dnaindia

Newstrackindia

 

"ICC Should Reduce Mohammad Amir's Ban" : Basit Ali

 

“ICC should reduce Mohammad Amir's ban,' says ex-Test cricketer Basit Ali

Yahoo News India September 9, 2012

In an interview to PakPassion.net, Basit Ali clearly came out on the side of the young man, stating his belief that the 20-year old left-armer was a changed person and deserved a second chance and that the ICC should consider a reduction in his ban.

 

1 other mention in:

Newstrack India

 

 

"Premier League in Pakistan Will be a Great Addition" : Ahmed Shehzad

 

"Premier League in Pakistan will be a great addition," Ahmed Shehzad

BoxScore News September 5, 2012

Unable to make a favourable impression on the selectors for the T20 World cup squad for Pakistan, the twenty year old opener Ahmed Shehzad has busied himself in some high profile tournaments such as the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL).

 

 

"Atmosphere at SLPL was similar to that of international cricket" : Hammad Azam

 

Atmosphere at SLPL was similar to that of international cricket: Hammad Azam

Sri Lanka Cricket News September 3, 2012

 

The first edition of the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) came to an end in a rain curtained final at Colombo on August 31, with Uva Next taking the title after overcoming Nagenahira Nagas by 19 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

 

August 2012

 

“I’m Honoured to have been given the role of Pakistan Bowling Coach" : Mohammad Akram

 

I am honoured for being offered role of Pak bowling coach: Mohammad Akram

Yahoo News India August 26, 2012

Karachi, Aug 26 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Akram has expressed delight at being appointed as the national team's new bowling coach, saying he is "honoured" and is looking forward to working with Chief Coach Dav Whatmore and Fielding Coach Julien Fountain.

 

"I’m in Good Rhythm Ahead of the Series against Australia" : Sohail Tanvir

 

I'm in good rhythm ahead of Australia series: Sohail Tanvir

Yahoo News India August 25, 2012

Colombo, Aug 25 (ANI): Pakistani bowler Sohail Tanvir, who is currently playing in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), has said he is in good form ahead of the series against Australia in the UAE.

 

1 other mention in

Newstrack India

 

Mohammad Akram Appointed Pakistan Bowling Coach

 

Ex-pacer Mohammad Akram appointed Pak bowling coach

Yahoo News India August 19, 2012

"After much debate and discussions, the PCB has chosen Mohammad Akram as the Pakistan bowling coach. They chose Akram as he has a good rapport with the current group of Pakistani cricketers, they know him, and he has experience of Pakistan domestic cricket, and also a lot of experience in county cricket," Pak Passion quoted a PCB source, as saying.

 

4 other mentions in

Asian Age

Dawn

Times of India

Express Tribune

 

"It's a Pressure Game against India but we are Confident of Victory": Mohammad Nawaz

 

"It's a pressure game against India but we are confident of victory," Mohammad Nawaz

BoxScore News August 18, 2012

As the ICC Under 19 World Cup enters its crucial Quarter Final stages, all eyes are now firmly focused on what can only be described as the “El Classico” of the cricketing world – the much anticipated clash between two arch rivals, India and Pakistan

 

"Unintelligent decision to drop Younis Khan" : Basit Ali

 

'Dropping Younis unintelligent'

Sport Live August 16, 2012

Pakistan on Tuesday excluded Younis and seamer Umar Gul from their 16-man party for the three matches in the United Arab Emirates, with fit-again opener Nasir Jamshed and left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan recalled.

 

1 other mention in

brecorder.com

 

"We are here to win the World Cup and we will try our best to do that" : Imam-ul-Haq

 

Inzamam's 'inspired' nephew hoping to help Pak win under-19 World Cup

Yahoo News India August 11, 2012

Karachi, Aug 11 (ANI): One of Pakistan's most promising talents, Imam-ul-Haq, who is the nephew of Inzamam-ul-haq, has said that he will try his best to help his country win the Under-19 World Cup in Australia.

 

1 other mention in

Bettor blog

 

 

"Fresh Pitches Require a Cautious Approach in the Early Overs" Sabih Azhar"

 

Fresh pitches require a cautious approach in the early overs," Pakistan U-19 coach Azhar

BoxScore News August 11, 2012

With the first game of the ICC Under-19 World Cup against Afghanistan safely negotiated without any undue alarms, Pakistan U19 Coach Sabih Azhar, in exclusive remarks to PakPassion.net, expressed his satisfaction with the performance of his team.

 

July 2012

 

Dilawar Mani satisfied with arrangements for Pakistan-Australia series in UAE

 

Emirates Cricket Board outgoing CEO satisfied with arrangements for Pak-Australia series in UAE

Yahoo News India July 29, 2012

Dubai, July 29 (ANI): The outgoing chief executive officer of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), Dilawar Mani, has expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for the one-day series between Pakistan and Australia.

 

2 other mentions in

Box Score News

Newstrack India

 

Basit Ali: "Credit goes to Zaka Ashraf for the Resumption of Ties between Pakistan and India"

 

Credit goes to Zaka Ashraf for resuming cricketing ties with India: Basit Ali

News Track India July 18, 2012

Karachi, July 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali has credited PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf for resumption of cricketing ties with India.

The respective cricket boards have announced the resumption of cricketing ties between Pakistan and India, with the teams due to contest three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals in December and January.

 

2 other mentions in

Yahoo News India

Top News

 

"I rate Boucher amongst the top 5 wicket-keepers in the history of cricket" : Rashid Latif

 

"I rate Boucher amongst the top 5 wicket-keepers in the history of cricket" : Rashid Latif

Live News India July 16, 2012

Veteran wicket-keeper Mark Boucher arrived on a shores of England on 6th of Jul 2012 to take partial in an energetically awaited Test array between a dual giants of cricket. Boucher has been a buttress of a South Africa side for 15 years, appearing in 147 Tests and apropos a initial wicket-keeper to take 500 catches in Test cricket, as good as scoring 5 hundreds.

June 2012

"Life Ban on Kaneria is Harsh" : Mushtaq Mohammad

 

"Life Ban on is Kaneria is Harsh" : Mushtaq Mohammad

Online News Pakistan June 26, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Mushtaq Mohammad said that although he is glad that tainted Pakistani cricketers have been caught and punished and it’s high time that Pakistani cricketers got their house in order and cleaned up their act but life ban on Danish Kaneria is harsh sentence.

 

4 other mentions in

Newstrack India

Box Score News

Cricpoint

Paktribune

 

 

"Cheema would have been a better option" : Tauseef Ahmed

 

Ex Pak bowler Ahmed says Cheema would have been better option during Galle Test

Zee News India June 26, 2012

Islamabad: Former Pakistan off spinner Tauseef Ahmed has slammed a decision to play out of form Junaid Khan over Aizaz Cheema during their humiliating 209-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle.

 

3 other mentions in

Yahoo news India

Box Score News

Newstrack India

 

 

Abdul Qadir Urges Progress on India Pakistan Cricketing Ties

 

Ex-Pak cricketer Abdul Qadir urges progress on India-Pak cricketing ties

Yahoo News India June 19, 2012

Islamabad, June 19 (ANI): Legendary Pakistan leg spinner Abdul Qadir has urged the PCB, BCCI and the ICC to provide support for the resumption of cricketing ties for the benefit of both nations.

 

2 other mentions in

Pakistan Telegraph

Newkerela

 

"We have 5-6 Plyrs Waho Can Play for The Ntl Side in a Couple of Years": Sabih Azhar

 

Many Young Players Can Represent Pakistan in Couple of Years: Says Sabih

Online News Pakistan June 15, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan U-19 Cricket Head Coach, Sabih Azhar expressed his satisfaction with the hard work being put in by his young charges and spoke about his high hopes for success in the upcoming Asia Cup in Malaysia as well as the Under 19 World Cup in Australia.

2 other mentions in

Box Score News

Newstrack India

 

 

"India are the Favourites for the Twenty20 World Cup" : Kane Williamson

 

India favourites to lift Twenty20 World Cup: Williamson

Rediff June 13, 2012

With less than 100 days to go to the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson feels that cricketing powerhouse India will be amongst the favourites to lift the trophy.

 

4 other mentions in

Zee News

Indian Express

Newstrack India

Thats Cricket

 

"We don't have good enough players to make separate teams for 3 formats": Jalaluddin

 

Pakistan Lacks Good Talent for Different Teams: Jalaluddin

Pakistan Today June 12, 2012

LAHORE - Former Pakistan fast bowler and nation's leading coach Jalaluddin has said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is blindly aping other nations by trying to build three different teams, and added that Pakistan doesn't have enough talent to do so.

 

2 other mentions in

News Track India

Box Score News

 

 

"Venue for Series against Australia Likely to be Decided on Monday": Zaka Ashraf

 

Venue for Australia Series to be decided soon: Zaka Ashraf

Cricket Country June 10, 2012

Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Zaka Ashraf mentioned recently that they are considering United Arab Emirates or Kuala Lumpur as a venue for series against Australia.

 

2 other mentions in

Box Score News

Pakistan Today

 


"Sohail Speaks: It's Time for Umar Akmal to Justify his Talent"

 

'Pakistan needs another frontline batsman and bowler'

ESPN Cricinfo June 6, 2011

Former Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail, writing for pakpassion.net, said that Pakistan’s selectors should consider introducing another top order batsman and fast bowler into the side for the series against Australia in September.

 

 

"I Was Never Desperate for the Captaincy" : Mohammad Yousuf

 

I was never desperate for captaincy: Mohammad Yousuf

Zee News India June 4, 2011

Islamabad: Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf, referring to the Australia tour snub where he was replaced as captain, has said he has never been desperate for the captaincy.

 

"I Still Have a Lot to Offer Pakistan Cricket" : Mohammad Yousuf

 

 Ready, able, willing to play for Pakistan anytime: Yousuf

Rediff June 2, 2011

LAHORE - Unfazed by the selectors snub for the tour of Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s former captain Mohammad Yousuf said he is physically and mentally prepared for a comeback to international cricket even at the shortest notice.

 

1 other mention in

Sports NDTV

 

May 2012

Whatmore Wants the Pakistan Team to be Aggressive but not Reckless

                        Pakistan team needs to be aggressive, not reckless

         ESPN Cricinfo May 27, 2012

         In an interview with Saj Sadiq in PakPassion.net, Dav Whatmore talks about his experiences in the current role and the future of Pakistan cricket.

 

         Tough to beat Sri Lanka at home soil

         The Nation May 28, 2012

“Victory is foremost in our minds, but planning, tactics and skill execution will decide whether we are victorious or not. We will go there with our eyes wide open expecting a good battle,” Pak Passion  quoted Whatmore, as saying.

                Tough to beat Sri Lanka at home soil

         Pak Tribune May 28, 2012

“Victory is foremost in our minds, but planning, tactics and skill execution will decide whether we are victorious or not. We will go there with our eyes wide open expecting a good battle,” Pak Passion quoted Whatmore, as saying.

 

Strong domestic structure needed for good national team: Whatmore

The Dawn May 28, 2012

“Having experienced cricket in a variety of countries, I think it is a well-accepted fact that it is hard to produce a strong national team if your domestic structure is weak,” Whatmore said while talking to PakPassion.net.

 

"My Dream of International Cricket is Very Much Alive" : Mohammad Irshad

         Irshad still optimistic about playing for Pakistan

         Pakistan Today May 27, 2012

         I've always had a dream to play international cricket and that dream is still very much alive," he said while talking to Pakpassion.

"Nazir could be an Inspired Selection for the T20 World Cup": Wajahatullah Wasti

         Imran Nazir the right man for Twenty20 format

         Pak Tribune May 24, 2012

         As part of an exclusive interview with the Pakpassion.net, Wasti was full of praise for the now discarded Imran Nazir. Wasti described him as a talent that Pakistan could ill afford to ignore.

 

         Wasti backs Nazir for ICC World T20

         Pakistan Today May 24, 2012

Wast, was quoted by Pakpassion that Imran was successful as long as he played orthodox cricket shots. However, the effort to become more flamboyant damaged the batsman’s career and as result; he has ordinary stats despite being given a number of chances at the international stage.

 

We will provide a stiff challenge for our opponents: Sialkot coach Naved Anjum

Sialkot Stallions confident of challenging other Champions League opponents

Yahoo! News May 22, 2012

Speaking with PakPassion.net Sialkot Stallions coach and former Pakistan all rounder Naved Anjum was happy that Indo-Pak cricketing ties would resume on the international stage. "I'm not just looking forward to my team playing in the Champions League, but I feel it would be an honour to take part in such a tournament for myself and of course the whole of the Sialkot team and...

 

I have not lost hope of an international return: Fawad Alam

Pak batsman Fawad hopeful of making international return

Yahoo! Cricket May 22, 2012

Karachi, May 22 (ANI): Pakistan's out of favour middle order batsman Fawad Alam is looking forward to representing his club in order to gain form and return to international cricket. Speaking exclusively to PakPassion.net about the Pakistan Champions League event, Alam stated "Rashid Latif has organised such club cricket tournaments in the past as well. However, this is the first time that a club-level tournament...

 

Emirates Cricket Board offer to host 7 match Pakistan and Australia T20 series

Emirates Cricket Board proposes seven match Pak, Australia T20 series

Yahoo! News Singapore May 22, 2012

"The proposal to hold this limited overs series has been made and is under consideration by the PCB. The actual offer is for Pakistan and Australia to play a series consisting only of T20 games," PakPassion.net quoted Mani, as saying. Mani, while recognizing...

Play T20s vs Aussies in UAE, ECB urges PCB

The News International May 22, 2012

A proposal to hold the limited-overs series has been made and is under consideration by the PCB. The actual offer is for Pakistan and Australia to play a series consisting only T20 games. Usually there are restrictions on the maximum number of T20 games that can be played in a year but, I am sure that the ICC can make a special dispensation especially given that the Twenty20 World Cup will be held this year Dilawar Mani, ECBs CEO, told Pakpassion.net in an interview...

Play T20s vs Aussies in UAE, ECB urges PCB

Geo Super May 22, 2012

Usually there are restrictions on the maximum number of T20 games that can be played in a year but, I am sure that the ICC can make a special dispensation especially given that the Twenty20 World Cup will be held this year Dilawar Mani, ECBs CEO, told Pakpassion.net in an interview.
PCB has mostly hosted its home games in UAE during the last three years but is reluctant...

 

We have a very good chance of winning the Gold in Olympics: Sohail Abbas

Pakistan can win a Gold medal at the Olympics: Sohail Abbas

Dawn Sport May 20, 2012

Talking before leaving for Malaysia to participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Abbas said the team will work hard and do their best at the Olympics. We have a very good chance of winning the gold in the Olympics. I am confident that we will put in maximum effort in training and that will be visible through our performance, the penalty-corner specialist said while talking to PakPassion.net...

Penalty corner expert Sohail Abbas confident of Pak winning Gold in Olympics

Yahoo! News May 21, 2012

InshaAllah (God-willing), we have a very good chance of winning the Gold in Olympics. I am confident that we (our team) will put in their maximum effort in training and that will be visible through our performance," Abbas said during an interview with PakPassion.net "While having complete faith in Allah, and working hard...

Pakistan can win Gold in Olympics, says Sohail Abbas

The Nation May 21, 2012

I am confident that we will put in their maximum effort in training and that will be visible through our performance. While having complete faith in Allah, and working hard in training and going with the positive intent of performing, we can be very hopeful of having a good chance, Pakpassion.net quoted Sohail Abbas as saying....

 

FICA threatens BCB with legal action

FICA chief May writes letter to BCB urging it to clear players' BPL dues

Yahoo! Cricket May 19, 2012

"Whilst we have a communication avenue open I wish to express, on behalf of the majority of players that recently participated in the Bangladesh Premier League, our continued disappointment that a large number of players, both foreign and local, still have not received their full entitlements from their franchises," PakPassion.net quoted May's letter, as saying...

May reminds BCB of May deadlines

The Daily Star May 20, 2012

The Federation of Cricketers Association (FICA) chief executive, Tim May has written a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board's president AHM Mustafa Kamal, urging him to inform the Bangladesh Premier League franchisees to clear the outstanding dues of the players who participated in the Twenty20 competition. "Whilst we have a communication...

FICA chief May writes letter to BCB urging it to clear players' dues

BanglaNews24 May 19, 2012

"This is despite many failed promises from franchises to make the required payments and despite an official pronouncement from BCB that following a meeting conducted by BCB and yourself with franchises, foreign players will be paid all outstanding dues by 9 May and domestic players will be paid all outstanding dues by 31 May," the letter added...

 

Saqlain Mushtaq urges organizers of T20 in Canada to pay up

Saqlain, Boucher urge T20 organizers in Canada to pay up

Yahoo! Cricket May 18, 2012

Speaking with PakPassion.net former Pakistan off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq who played in the match in Canada for the Asia XI also urged the organisers to ensure that the cricketers who took part in the event are paid their dues in full as soon as possible. "I really enjoyed the match, it was good to be out...

No pay for players following Toronto All Star T20

ESPNcricinfo May 17, 2012

And the former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq said those who took part wanted to help the cause of cricket in Canada but needed their basic requirements met. ""The cricketers went to Canada with their best intentions to support the event and we delivered our side of the deal," he told PakPassion. "We flew out there from all parts of the world, played to the best of our ability, so we have done what...

Saqlain Mushtaq urges Canadian organizers to pay up

Cricket Europe May 18, 2012

An estimated crowd of 12,000 attended the Rogers Centre in Toronto last Saturday as Canadian cricket fans were treated to a twenty over match between an International XI and an Asia XI. Whilst the fans inside the arena were noisy and enthusiastic, many were also disgruntled as the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Akmal and Hammad Azam, all of whom had....

 

Selectors should have opted for youth over tried and tested failures: Salahuddin Sallu

Faisal Iqbal, Imran Farhat's inclusion in test squad criticized

Dunya News May 16, 2012

Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee Salahuddin (Sallu) has raised question over the selection of Faisal Iqbal and Imran Farhat for inclusion of test squad for Sri Lankan tour. He said that the appointment of a new captain for the T20 team can be seen as a forward-looking approach but other selections have raised valid questions which potentially negate the progressive nature of these...

Ex-chief selector says selectors should have opted for youth over 'tried and tested failures'

Yahoo! Cricket May 16, 2012

Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Former chief selector Salahuddin Sallu has said the currents selection committee should have opted for younger cricketers instead of old players, for the tour of Sri Lanka. "It will be better if they [the selectors] bring in more youngsters who can be a part of Pakistan's future. The selectors should have opted for youth over tried and tested failures," Salahuddin told to Pakpassion.net...

Selectors have opted for players who are proven failures, says Salahuddin Sallu Cricket News Update

Better.com May 16, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, the former Test cricketer expressed that he also gave opportunities to these seasoned campaigners but they could not make it count at the international level. Even in my time these players have been utilized a lot already and been given ample opportunities. Both Imran Farhat and Faisal Iqbal have received many chances to impress selectors. It will be better if they [the selectors] bring in...

 

Two or three options for hosting of series against Australia: Intikhab Alam

Intikhab Alam says 'we have two or three alternatives to Sri Lanka in mind for Oz series'

Yahoo! Cricket May 16, 2012

"Yes, it's disappointing to see the series against Australia not going ahead in Sri Lanka and it would have provided ideal practice for the Pakistan team ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, but it's out of our hands and we have two or three alternatives to Sri Lanka in mind," Pakpassion.net quoted Alam, as saying...

PCB hopeful of hosting series at neutral venue

The Nation May 17, 2012

Meanwhile, Director of Game Development at the PCB Intikhab Alam speaking exclusively to PakPassion.net was upbeat about the series against Australia going ahead albeit at an alternative and yet to be finalised venue. Yes its disappointing to see the series against Australia not going ahead in Sri Lanka and it would have provided ideal practice for the Pakistan team...

PCB in hunt for options to host Australia: Alam

Pakistan Today May 16, 2012

LAHORE - Director of Game Development Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Intikhab Alam has said that the board is working to host Pakistans series against Australia at some alternative venue after it was cancelled by Sri Lanka Cricket. Pakistan-Australia series which was scheduled to comprise five one-day internationals and three T20s to help the sides prepare for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka was...

 

Bowling coach to be appointed after the tour of Sri Lanka: Intikhab Alam

Pak bowling coach to be appointed after Sri Lanka tour: Intikhab Alam

Yahoo! Cricket May 15, 2012

"The appointment will now be made after the tour of Sri Lanka. The bowling coach will not be in place before the tour of Sri Lanka as had been reported previously. The main reason for this is that we don't want to rush the appointment for an important position as this. It has to be the right person," Pakpassion.net quoted Alam, as saying. Head Coach Dav Whatmore...

Still no Pakistan bowling coach

Cricket365 May 16, 2012

Pakistan will be without a bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka after deeming all applicants to replace Aaqib Javed unsuitable. The PCB were eager to retain the services of Javed earlier this year, but the former seamer instead opted for a three-year contract as head coach of the United...

PCB to hire bowling coach after Sri Lanka tour

The News International May 11, 2012

Intikhab Alam, the man at the helm of a task team entrusted with the task of finding a new bowling coach, has stressed that they will only pick the right person for the job.The appointment will now be made after the tour of Sri Lanka. The bowling coach will not be in place before the tour of Sri Lanka as had been reported previously. The main reason for...

 

Seniors should forget their captaincy aspirations and support Hafeez: Waqar Younis

Former Pakistan cricketer Younis backs PCB's appointment of Hafeez as captain

International Cricket Council May 15, 2012

During an interview with Pakpassion, Younis said: "Hafeez is an experienced cricketer and I think it's a good move to give him the captaincy firstly in the shortest format." "It would have been unwise to throw him into the deep end and give him the captaincy in the longer formats. He is a fine choice, the right choice and I wish him well and I hope that he will be successful," Younis added

Waqar Younis dismisses Abdul Razaq's accusations Cricket News Update

Bettor.com May 15, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, Waqar dismissed all such claims and said, I dont think Razzaq should be whining like this. He should instead be thinking about why hasnt he been selected now, when neither Mohsin Khan or I are the coach. This isnt the first time he has been moaning...

Waqar Younis backs Hafeez's appointment as Pakistan's T20 captain

The Indian Express May 15, 2012

"Hafeez is an experienced cricketer and I think it's a move to give him the captaincy first in the shortest format. It would have been unwise to throw him into the deep end and give him the captaincy in the longer formats," Waqar said. "He is a fine choice, the right choice and I wish him well and I hope that he will be successful," he told told the pakpassion.net...

Seniors should support Hafeez, says Waqar

Pakistan Today May 15, 2012

Whilst some have questioned the decision to appoint Hafeez, an overwhelming majority have backed Hafeezs appointment and labelled it as a step in the right direction for Pakistan cricket, reported Pakpassion. Former Pakistan coach and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis is one of the former players who has backed Hafeezs appointment...

 

A players association should have been there 10 or 15 years ago in Pakistan: Tim May

Tim May believes 'Players Association' in Pakistan should have been formed 15 years ago

Yahoo! Cricket May 14, 2012

"A players' association in Pakistan should have been there ten or fifteen years ago. There's probably a multitude of reasons, but it hasn't happened. Some people sitting on the outside who have experienced a players' association know its benefits," May said in his interview to Pakpassion.net...

Tim May believes 'Players Association' in Pakistan should have been formed 15 years ago

NewKerala May 14, 2012

May claimed that a players' association binds the players together and Pakistan's cricket 'for too long has consisted of different camps within the team'. "If ever there was a body of players that would benefit the most, and not just the players, it would be Pakistan cricket. Pakistan cricket doesn't need players fighting with the Board all the time and the Board thinking that they are totally unaccountable to the players," he added...

 

I feel that I'm at my peak as a batsman: Mohammad Ayub Dogar

Cricket is all about experience, not age: Ayub Dogar

Yahoo! Cricket May 13, 2012

Dogar, who is 32 years of age, said if it was about age the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors would have given him a chance several years ago. In cricket there are some things you learn only through experience which comes with the passage of time, he told PakPassion.net...

Cricket is about experience, not age: Pak cricketer Ayub Dogar

Yahoo! Cricket May 14, 2012

Islamabad, May 14 (ANI): Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Ayub Dogar, who has been selected in the national Test team for Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka has said that experience matters more than age in cricket. Dogar, 32, said if it were about age, the selectors would have given him a chance several years ago. "In cricket, there are some things you learn only through experience which comes with the passage of time," Pak Passion quoted Dogar, as...

Pak batsman Ayub Dogar attributes peak form to getting national team berth

Yahoo! Cricket May 10, 2012

Islamabad, May 13(ANI): Pakistan batsman Mohammad Ayub Dogar, who has been given a chance to prove his mettle at the international stage for the national team at the age of 32, has said he is in top form. Dogar has played 93 first-class matches and averages 44, but his performances over the last four years have been particularly impressive, scoring over 4000 runs in this...

 

I have not given up hope of an international recall: Yasir Hameed

Pak batsman Yasir Hameed still hopeful about making national team comeback

Yahoo! Cricket May 13, 2012

"Whatever I am is due to my country Pakistan and it will be my honour to serve the nation as long as I can in my capacity as a cricketer. I may have made mistakes but that's all in the past," Hameed said during an interview with PakPassion.net...

Yasir Hameed disappointed at continuous snubbing by the selectors Cricket News Update

Bettor.com May 13, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, the cricketer from Peshawar expressed that he was expecting a comeback to the national team for the tour of Sri Lanka but the selectors have continued to deprive him with an opportunity to revive his international career. I had some good scores in the Pentangular...

Pak batsman Yasir Hameed still hopeful about making national team comeback

Herald Globe May 13, 2012

Hameed is hoping for an International recall, especially after newly appointed team management said all players would be considered for selection on the basis of recent performances, regardless of their past records. The selection committee duly delivered on their promise, but Hameed's name, to his dismay, did not figure in any squad, but he hasn't lost all hope yet.

 

Hafeez is the right choice as T20 captain: Zaheer Abbas

Hafeez is the right choice: Zaheer Abbas

Dawn Cricket May 11, 2012

Hafeez is the right choice as T20 Captain. He, really, is the only choice and the reason is very simple as he is scoring runs and taking wickets for the team and this consistency has been rewarded. His future elevation to captain from vice captain will be based on his performance in those types of formats but if he performs well then obviously that will be the right choice, Abbas told PakPassion.net...

Mohammad Hafeez will have to perform to retain captaincy, says Zaheer Abbas Cricket News Update

Bettor.com May 11, 2012

Zaheer, who is known as the Asian Bradman, thinks that Misbah will be feeling relieved as his responsibilities have been shared with the opening batsman now. While speaking to Pakpassion, the former top-order batsman said that Hafeez is a mature cricketer and he will do a good job for the country. He said, Its a good decision by the board Misbah was captain for all formats which...

Umar Akmal must improve his shot selection, says Zaheer Abbas Cricket News Update

Bettor.com May 11, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, the Asian Bradman said that the young batsman usually gets carried away in the longer version of the game and feels that he will have to take care of his temperament in order to excel in international cricket. Zaheer expressed, If Umar Akmal has been playing silly shots in Tests in other words, playing T20 shots in Test matches then thats to be expected as these are 2 different...

 

I want to continue the tradition of fast bowling in Pakistan: Rahat Ali

Rahat Ali vows to make it big at the international level Cricket News Update

Bettor.com May 11, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, the 23-year-old cricketer expressed that being named in the national squad is just like a dream come true and said that this moment is very special for him and his family. I was watching television with my family earlier today and saw my name in the one day squad. I was literally rubbing my eyes in disbelief...

Ali aims to keep the Pakistan fast-bowling tradition alive

Dawn Cricket May 11, 2012

After a successful domestic season and being called up to the recent camp in Lahore, Im raring to go and I am full of confidence and self belief. Ive always had faith in my ability and now I hope that I can perform on the big stage which is international cricket. The Sri Lankan batting line up is a powerful one but if I am given a chance I would love to test myself out against them, Ali said in an interview to pakpassion.net...

 

I will not let anyone down when my international chance arrives: Raza Hasan

Father insisted that I master sport of cricket: Pak spinner Hasan Raza

Yahoo! Cricket May 09, 2012

In an interview to Pakpassion.net, Raza spoke of how his interest in cricket grew, his experiences with the national team, domestic cricket and his international aspirations. Raza, 19, who hails from Sialkot, has represented Pakistan Under 19s against Zimbabwe, and also got slotted in for the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2010. His performances there led to his...

Monty Panesar is a better bowler than Graeme Swann, says Raza Hasan Cricket News Update

Bettor.com May 09, 2012

Raza, who is one of the best spinners in Pakistans domestic circuit, while talking to Pakpassion, expressed that he personally likes Monty because the left-arm spinner gives away nothing to the batsmen. The budding cricketer said that he liked the way Panesar bowled in the Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE), earlier this year...

Raza Hasan bowls for increase in domestic match fee

The Nation May 10, 2012

Youngsters need to gain experience of international cricket and need to learn how to handle the international crowd and other such issues and for that, young players should be selected for some of the smaller tours against weaker opponents, Raza was quoted by Pakpassion.net...

 

I would be naive to think that cricket was clean: Tim May

We would be naive to think corruption in cricket doesnt exist, says Tim May

Yahoo! Cricket May 05, 2012

"I'd like to think that cricket was clean at the moment, but I think I'd be naive to think that. There's always chatter amongst players that something's not looking appropriate or whatever. If cricket was clean, I don't think we'd have the ACSU there anymore, but the ICC's ACSU is still there, they're busy," PakPassion.net quoted May, as saying.

FICA boss urges amnesty

West Indies Players Association May 07, 2012

The head of the Federation of International Cricketers Association believes that all cricket countries should offer an amnesty for information on match-fixing. Although FICA chief executive Tim May concedes that the England and Wales Cricket Board's decision to offer a three-month amnesty has not led many players to take advantage of it, he sees it

May calls for fixing amnesty

Cricket365 May 05, 2012

Asif was one of three Pakistan players who were sent to jail after they were found guilty of agreeing to bowl no-balls during a tour of England. They were also banned from cricket by the ICC for a minimum of five years, but while that was expected to act as a deterrent to other players considering fixing, May acknowledges that it is unlikely to have eradicated the problem.

May wants global match fixing amnesty

Lancashire Evening Post May 04, 2012

He added: "Just because the England players didn't have much to report doesn't mean that Australian, New Zealand, Pakistan, Indian, Sri Lankan players haven't got much to provide either. "I think there are players out there that are holding a great deal of information from the past or even the current that would

Arafat excited at signing for Lancashire

Arafat joins Lancashire

Yahoo! Sport UK & Ireland May 02, 2012

Arafat himself told PakPassion.net: "I'm really pleased and excited at signing for such a famous team such as Lancashire. They have a history of winning tournaments and I hope I can perform well for them and help them do well in the Friends Life T20 competition this season.

Lancashire sign Arafat for T20

ESPNcricinfo County Cricket May 02, 2012

Arafat, who last played for Pakistan two years ago, told PakPassion.net that his aim was a place in World Twenty20. "I've been out of favour with the national side for more than two years and all I can do is to try and perform well and to attempt to impress the selection committee," he said. "I would dearly love to play in the Twenty20 World Cup later this year."

Lancashire sign Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat for Friends Life t20

The Guardian UK May 02, 2012

Lancashire have signed Yasir Arafat as their second overseas player for this year's Friends Life t20. The 30-year-old all-rounder joins his fellow Pakistan international Junaid Khan in the red rose squad, having previously played in England for Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The Lancashire head coach Peter Moores said: "Yasir has a wealth of 

Arafat looking to impress selectors with Lancashire stint

Dawn Cricket May 02, 2012

Lancashire is a strong all round side with some very experienced cricketers and has a very good coach in Peter Moores. This opportunity is a fantastic one and I had no hesitation in signing for Lancashire, Yasir told PakPassion.net.

I am ready to establish myself in international cricket: Hammad Azam

Azam eager to establish first-choice berth

Cricket365 May 08, 2012

While the facilities in the UAE are excellent and the fans get behind us, playing in your own country is special and I hope that the return of international cricket to Pakistan is not too far away," he told pakpassion. "It was great to be given a run of matches at the Asia Cup

Hammad Azam hoping to play in IPL

Dawn Cricket May 02, 2012

Talking about the recent postponement by the Bangladesh Cricket Board of the proposed two-match series, Hammad said the postponement of the Bangladesh teams tour of Pakistan was very disappointing for all of the players and cricket fans in Pakistan. We were really looking forward to playing international cricket on home soil

Young Pak all-rounder Hammad Azam looking to repay faith shown in him

Yahoo! Cricket May 02, 2012

"It was great to be given a run of matches at the Asia Cup and the backing from the captain and coaches and my team mates was very encouraging. I was given a proper chance to show what I can do and that really boosted my morale and confidence," Azam said during his interview with PakPassion.net...

 

April 2012

Azhar Mahmood has to play domestic cricket before there's any international recall: Saleem Jaffar

'IPL performances not enough for Mahmood comeback'

Dawn Cricket Apr 30, 2012

Past international performances and those in domestic competitions of other countries arent really what the selectors are basing their judgment of players upon, selector Saleem Jaffar told PakPassion.net, echoing the chief selector of the PCB Iqbal Qasim. Jaffars statement came after all-rounder Azhar Mahmood expressed an...

Mahmood must play domestic cricket for international recall: Pak selector

Indian Express Apr 30, 2012

Jaffar told Pak Passion: Azhar would first have to play in domestic cricket in Pakistan before we can consider him for a return to the Pakistan side. Domestic cricket is what we gauge performances by. Past international performances and those in domestic competitions of other countries arent really what....

Mahmood must play domestic cricket for international recall: Jaffar

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 30, 2012

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Azhar Mahmood's chances of playing for his country again has taken a dive with selector Saleem Jaffar saying the all rounder would have to play domestic cricket in Pakistan before being considered for the national squad. Given his consistent performances, there has been....

The same words that hurt you also spur you on to work harder: Abdul Razzaq [Pak blind captain]

Ex Pak blind captain Razzaq says he retired due to injury rather than out of grudge

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 27, 2012

"My decision was primarily based upon medical advice due to an injury - I fractured my foot during the India series. Secondly, once I was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, there was not another accolade that one could hope for. I felt that I had no other achievement to wish for," PakPassion.net quoted him, as saying. He also pointed out...

Ex Pak blind captain Razzaq describes India as toughest opponent

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 27, 2012

Karachi, Apr 27(ANI): Former Pakistan blind cricket team captain Abdul Razzaq has rated India as his toughest opponent in the sport. "Whenever you have a match against India in any sport, you always have this in your mind that you must win the match. There is a psychological pressure and when that happens, whilst you do play well, the probability of errors also increases proportionally. Some players fail to...

Razzaq appeals PBCC for financial support

Pakistan Observer Apr 27, 2012

Abdul Razzaq, who retired due to an injury as fracturing his foot during the India series this year, said the match fees paid to players is around Rs 5,000 and on a central contract, one can make close to Rs 12,000 on a monthly basis. This is enough as long as you can run a business or be employed on the side, he told Pakpassion.net. Razzaq said he is still waiting for a response...

Players deserve better from BPL franchises and BCB: Tim May

International cricket body chief slams BCB for not complying with terms of players' contracts

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 26, 2012

"As part of the contract, we staggered payment obligations of the franchises across three dates, one before the tournament commenced, one during and one following the event. We also ensured that the Bangladesh Cricket Board guaranteed the player payments (this was written into the player contract)," Pak Passion.net quoted...

International cricket body chief slams BCB for not complying with terms of players' contracts

New Kerala Apr 26, 2012

"We advised players that despite us coming to agreement with the BPL regarding the terms and conditions of the contract - that we had some concerns regarding the tournament and advised that players should not travel to Bangladesh without receiving the first 25 percent instalment of their salary," he added.

Wasim Akram is my inspiration: Zia ul Haq

Wasim Akram has always been my inspiration: Zia

Dawn Cricket Apr 23, 2012

However, his chance came when he impressed PIA with his performance at the National One Day Cup first division last year, taking 13 wickets in 7 matches at an economy rate of just under 4.5. The opposing teams batsmen are wary even of his slow wickets, said his team mates. Wasim Akram has always been my inspiration, I just...

Pak pace bowler Zia ul Haq says Wasim Akram has always been my inspiration

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 23, 2012

Zia has, however, met Akram after a practice session for PIA, but he said he was too overawed by the experience to speak to Akram. "We had just finished a practice session with PIA and were sitting and relaxing on the outfield. Wasim (Akram) as an ex PIA cricketer still...

Pak pace bowler Zia ul Haq says Wasim Akram has always been my inspiration

Zee News India Apr 23, 2012

Like most Pakistani boys I would watch cricket on television whenever I could and try and emulate my heroes. Id watch Pakistan matches on television and then try and copy what I saw from the bowlers. We also had at home a collection of old matches and I loved watching videos of those matches, he added.

Pak pace bowler Zia ul Haq says Wasim Akram has always been my inspiration

Wasim Akram Live Apr 24, 2012

When I saw Wasim, I was so nervous that I couldnt say anything to him. He was chatting to some of the other players but I was just too shy to speak with him. Hopefully at some point in the future I will see him again and this time I am determined to speak with him and get some advice regarding my bowling, he added.

Zia ul Haq eyeing Under 19 World Cup after significant South African tour

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 23, 2012

"It was my first overseas tour and I really enjoyed the tour of South Africa at the start of the year and it was nice to be bowling on surfaces that offered something to the quick bowlers. I feel the tour definitely improved me as a bowler, I learnt a lot from that tour and I feel these tours are...

Security was not the real issue for the postponement of the BD series: Sarfraz Nawaz

Whatmore disappointed by Bangladesh decision

The Independent - Bangladesh Apr 23, 2012

I had personally attended the press conference in which the Bangladeshi security delegation had shown their appreciation for the arrangements when they visited Pakistan so I really dont think that was an issue, PakPassion.net quoted Nawaz, as saying. Dont also forget that the...

Security was not the real issue: Sarfraz

The Nation Apr 22, 2012

In exclusive comments to PakPassion.net Sarfraz Nawaz, the outspoken former Pakistan fast bowler, spoke of his dismay at the manner in which the tour had been postponed and felt that there was more to this affair then just matters of security. Whilst it may be true that the...

Ex-bowler Nawaz says security 'not only reason for postponement of Bangladesh's tour of Pak'

Yahoo! News Apr 22, 2012

Karachi, Apr 22(ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said the Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision to postpone its tour of Pakistan was not based purely based on security reasons and believes some political pressure may have played a role. "I had personally attended the press conference in which the...

We want to create an environment that nurtures high performance: Julien Fountain

Fielding coach vows to turn team into high performance unit

Pakistan Today Apr 19, 2012

Fountain was quoted by PakPassion as saying that Pakistan team has scope to improve in fielding, and he is going to do his best to make them a better fielding unit. "I think every professional sports team is always looking to tweak it's performance, to raise....

We will be ready for World T20: Fountain

The News International Apr 19, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistans new fielding coach Julien Fountain has said he along with coach Dave Whatmore are determined to convert the team into a High Performance Unit. Fountain told PakPassion.net in an interview on Wednesday Pakistan team has scope to improve in fielding, and he is going to do his best to make them a better fielding...

No one gets to skip fielding practice: Fountain

Dawn Cricket Apr 18, 2012

Pakistans new fielding coach, Julien Fountain, aims to shift the attention to the under-appreciated area in cricket training. According to the former West Indies coach, people often forget that elite fielding performances can have an impact in competitions. Fielding is a skill, which must be learnt exactly like batting or bowling, he said in an interview to pakpassion.net, adding that...

New coach determined to turn team into 'High Performing Unit'

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 18, 2012

In an interview to the PakPassion.net Fountain said Pakistan team has scope to improve in fielding, and he is going to do his best to make them a better fielding unit. "I think every professional sports team is always looking to tweak it's performance, to raise it's game to make sure it's up there with the best, if not actually setting the standard as the best in the world," Fountain said.

The PCB should have taken a firm stance with the BCB: Asif Iqbal

PCB's fingers crossed over Bangladesh players' participation

Times of India Apr 17, 2012

Pakistan's former Test captain, Asif Iqbal told 'Pakpassion.net' website that the BCB took a disingenuous stand in this matter. "Make no mistake, the announcement of this tour is a positive development. However, as you know, the BCB and PCB had agreed on a full tour of Pakistan prior to the Asia Cup. This was to consist of Test and...

Pakistan wants top Bangladesh side for tour

MSN Sports Apr 18, 2012

Pakistan's former Test captain, Asif Iqbal told Pakpassion.net that the BCB took a disingenuous stand in this matter. "Make no mistake, the announcement of this tour is a positive development. However, as you know, the BCB and PCB had agreed on a full tour of Pakistan prior to the Asia Cup. The proposed itinerary was...

Asif Iqbal says PCB should have taken a firm stance on Bangladesh tour

Yahoo! News Apr 17, 2012

"The security delegation was given assurances by the Pakistani Government at the highest levels and returned to Bangladesh satisfied with its findings. The final decision was referred to the Bangladeshi Government, and at that time, there seemed to be no major impediments to this tour," PakPassion.net quoted Iqbal, as...

PCB should have urged BCB for a full tour, says Asif Iqbal Cricket News Update

Bettor.com Apr 17, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Iqbal expressed that he is happy to see an international team visiting Pakistan but added that the PCB should have urged the BCB for a full tour, as committed earlier. Make no mistake, the announcement of this tour is a positive development. However, as you know, the BCB and PCB had agreed...

Aleem Dar calls for consistency in the use of technology

Dar calls for regulated DRS

Cricket365 Apr 14, 2012

Dar believes that theses kind of discrepancies can't be allowed to take place. "In the recent Sri Lanka-England series the Hot Spot technology was not being used. To have the use of consistent elements of technology at each match would make it easier for players, spectators and umpires alike. DRS ensures that most...

Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar calls for consistent use of technology in cricket

Zee News India Apr 14, 2012

Some umpires do find it uncomfortable having to reverse a decision that they have made in front of thousands at the ground and millions on television. But umpires are human they will make mistakes too. One incorrect decision can change the whole scenario of a match and thats why I am in favour of the DRS, he added.

PCB should conduct fitness test of umpires, says Aleem Dar

Pakistan Today Apr 16, 2012

ICC carries out regular eye tests and hearing tests and it should also be done in Pakistan particularly before any major tournament, Aleem told Pakpassion.net. Aleem said currently in Pakistan the eye, hearing and fitness tests are not being performed on a regular basis on umpires. It is been quite a few years...

DRS technology should be consistent Dar

ESPNcricinfo Apr 14, 2012

"In the recent Sri Lanka-England series the Hot Spot technology was not being used. To have the use of consistent elements of technology at each match would make it easier for players, spectators and umpires alike," Dar told PakPassion.net. "DRS ensures that most decisions can be corrected."

Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar calls for consistent use of technology in cricket

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 14, 2012

When Dar was quizzed about his viewpoint whether the hotspot technology should be used in every cricket series, he replied: "Yes absolutely. That technology is being made available in series in Australia and England and it's definitely benefiting the decision making process."

Aleem Dar says neutral umpires in cricket should stay despite advent of DRS

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 14, 2012

In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Dar said he doesn't think the concept of neutral umpires in international cricket should be negated, and also appreciated former Pakistan captain Imran Khan's idea of bringing neutral umpires to international cricket. When asked whether he thinks with the introduction of DRS and....

Mine is a simple approach to batting: Haris Sohail

Haris Sohail vows to play for Pakistan sooner rather than later Cricket News Update

Better.com Apr 12, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Haris admitted that it was really difficult for him to get a chance for the Stallions, as a number of world-class players represent them. However, when presented with the opportunity he grabbed it with both hands. Haris said, I went into the Super 8s...

Amir will come back an even better bowler: Asif Bajwa

Batsmen better be aware of Amir's booming comeback: Asif Bajwa

The Pakistan Reporter Apr 12, 2012

I am confident that Amir will come back to professional cricket as an even better bowler. I have started to work with him on the mental side of the game again and when he returns to Rawalpindi next month then we will start working again on his fitness levels and his cricketing skills, Bajwa told Pakpassion.net. Bajwa feels that...

Mohammad Amir to emerge as better bowler following end of 5-year ban: Mentor

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 12, 2012

Amir was very keen to start working with me on his fitness upon his return to Pakistan but I advised him to rest for now until May," Pak.Passion.net quoted Bajwa as saying. Bajwa, who was Amir's school-teacher and cricket coach from the age of 11, confirmed that he had kept in touch with him through his lawyers throughout his custodial...

Mohammad Amir to emerge as better bowler following end of 5-year ban: Mentor

One Pakistan Apr 12, 2012

He revealed that Amir wants to educate and coach the youngsters and make them aware of not falling into the traps he fell into. Amir is very keen to coach the young boys who I work with and to help them with their cricket skills. He is adamant that he wants to help the youngsters, to guide them and to tell them about the...

PCB must use DRS in domestic tournaments: Basit Ali

Shoaib Malik was the difference between Sialkot Stallions and the other teams, says Basit Ali Cricket News Update

Bettor.com Apr 10, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Basit said that Malik has been influential in Sialkots success over the years, and has received tremendous support from other players as well. The former cricketer was impressed with the performance of the Stallions in the shortest format of the game...

This is a message to rest of the world that Pakistan is a safe country: Zaka Ashraf

Pakistan is a safe country for International cricket, says Zaka Ashraf Cricket news update

Bettor.com Apr 08, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Ashraf expressed that the crowd in Lahore was supportive for the home team as well as the visitors, which goes to show that the people of Pakistan deserve international cricket at home. The Chairman said, The feedback from the people of Lahore is great as you must have witnessed from the match they were cheering their own Under 19 team but also our brothers from Britain...

Pak safe for hosting International cricket games: British Universities Charity XI captain

Yahoo! Cricket Apr 08, 2012

"It has been a great tour and most importantly its great work for our charity (Afghan Appeal Fund) - We feel that it bridges the gap between Pakistan and England and shows that Pakistan is safe for cricket. That's what we came here for. Although we haven't won any matches, we have definitely won a few hearts and minds and PCB has shown to us that being an English team, Pakistan is absolutely safe for international cricket," PakPassion.net quoted Alam, as...

Pak safe for hosting International cricket games: British Universities Charity XI captain

One Pakistan Apr 08, 2012

He added that the people of Pakistan who deserved praise for keeping the cricketing spark alive in the country. In my view, more important than the security aspect is the love of the people whether its the staff at the NCA or the Punjab Police (Elite Force) or the people at the Gaddafi stadium who have been organizing the nets or the matches, he added...

I hope this experience helps me in the future: Umaid Asif

Umaid Asif looking to improve all the time Cricket news update

Bettor.com Apr 02, 2012

During the Super 8 tournament, Umaid played all the matches for the Stallions, and helped his team to clinch the title. He bowled with good pace and bounce throughout the event, even though the tracks were suited for stroke-play. While speaking to Pakpassion, Umaid expressed his happiness...

My ambition to play for Pakistan has never been stronger: Khalid Latif

Khalid Latif vows to make a comeback in the Pakistan team

Better.com Apr 02, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Latif said that he has been in good form in the on-going season and this was reflected in the recently concluded T20 tournament in Rawalpindi. Latif said, I went into the Super 8s tournament having scored 325 runs in five matches in the National One Day Cup at an average of 82.25. I was top of the averages in that particular tournament, so yes I was full of confidence going into the twenty over competition...

 

March 2012

Shoaib Malik hopes his recent good form will impress the selectors

Malik hopes recent good showing in domestic cricket will impress selectors

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 31, 2012

Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has expressed hopes that his good run in domestic cricket will impress the national selectors. However, Malik believes he doesn't need to prove himself in front of anyone, as his ouster from the Pakistan national team had more to do with poor form, which he seems to have rediscovered now. Malik had performed brilliantly in the National One Day Cup 50 over tournament for Pakistan International...

Shoaib Malik wants to make amends of his recent bad form Cricket news update

Better.com Mar 31, 2012

Former Pakistan captain, Shoaib Malik, is very disappointed with his recent performances in international cricket but feels that he has regained his form and is now ready to make amends. Malik emerged into the scene of international cricket in 1999 when he started his career for Pakistan as an off-spinner. However, he started to focus more on his batting afterwards and became an integral part of Pakistans limited-overs...

Malik hopes recent good showing in domestic cricket will impress selectors

Zee News India Mar 31, 2012

Playing professional cricket is a huge opportunity. I have been lucky enough to be given this opportunity that many crave. My aim has always been to do my best for whichever team I am playing for, whether it is a domestic team, a club team or for my country, Pak Passion.net quoted Malik, as saying.

Players and coaching staff still owed payments from the Bangladesh Premier League

BPL yet to clear dues of Pak players, coach

Aaj News Mar 28, 2012

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) authorities still owe dues to some of the Pakistani players and coach who participated in the booming inaugural BPL. The BPL ran from February 9th to the 29th and was won by a star studded Dhaka Gladiators team who had some big international names such as Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved, Azhar Mahmood and Imran Nazir...

Monies outstanding from BPL

Cricket Europe Mar 28, 2012

Speaking from Rawalpindi to PakPassion.net several Pakistani cricketers, who played in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and are currently taking part in the Super 8s Twenty20 Cup, have confirmed that they are yet to receive all of the match fees that were due to them from the BPL. The Bangladesh Premier League ran from 9th-29th February and was won by a star studded Dhaka Gladiators team who had some big...

BPL yet to clear dues of Pak players, coach

Focus Press Pakistan Mar 28, 2012

A second Pakistani cricketer stated, 75 percent of my monies are due and I am not really getting anywhere with regards to obtaining the outstanding monies from the BPL. I have phoned my contacts at the BPL on several occasions and I keep getting told that the monies should be sent to me soon, but the...

Mohammad Sami plots Super 8s victory for Karachi Dolphins

Mohammad Sami optimistic about the chances of Karachi Dolphins in the Super 8 tournament Cricket news update

Better.com Mar 27, 2012

The Dolphins started the tournament well defeating the defending champions, the Rawalpindi Rams. While speaking to pakpassion, Sami said he was satisfied with the performance in the first match. He believes that the Dolphins did well in all three departments of the game and they must perform consistently in the group stage, in order to qualify for the semi-finals of the event....

Sami eyes T20 crown for Dolphins

Daily News Pakistan Mar 28, 2012

KARACHI, March 28: Karachi Dolphins' captain Mohammad Sami believes his team can go all the way in the ongoing National Twenty20 Cup after finishing agonisingly close on several occasions in the past. "We have been runners up in these tournaments on several occasions and I feel it's now time to put that right. We've been close a few times but have never ended up winning a title. I feel this time we have a very good chance to put that right," Sami told Pakpassion.net in...

Sami eyes T20 crown for Dolphins

The News International Mar 28, 2012

The fast bowler feels that he still has the desire and the skill to perform on the international stage, despite being 31 years of age and having last played for Pakistan in November 2010. Ive just returned from Bangladesh where I performed well in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and my form in domestic cricket has been very consistent...

We should not let Mohammad Amir's career be ruined: Zaka Ashraf

Challenge the 5-year ban: PCB Chief to Amir

NDTV Sports Mar 24, 2012

"We should not let this young boy's career be ruined, we should all try to help him and understand that he was trapped into spot-fixing," he said. Ashraf said Amir was sorry for what he did. "Amir was very apologetic at the meeting we had...

PCB Chairman urges Aamer to appeal against five-year spot-fixing ban

The Daily Mail, Mail Online Mar 24, 2012

Ashraf told PakPassion.net: 'Aamer was very apologetic at the meeting we had with him and spoke of how he was trapped into spot-fixing. 'He is such a wonderful young talent that has been wasted and it's such a shame that he cannot even use our practice facilities....

Mohammad Amir's five-year ban is too harsh, says PCB Chief

The Guardian UK Mar 24, 2012

Mohammad Amir's five-year ban from cricket for spot fixing is too harsh, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said. "Amir could have become the best bowler in the world. He has served his prison sentence and that matter is now closed...

PCB says five year ban on Amir is too harsh

ARY News Mar 24, 2012

"I think the five-year ban is too harsh and it is down to Amir if he wishes to appeal against that lengthy ban imposed upon him," the PCB chief told the PakPassion.net web site on Friday. "I would suggest that he does appeal against the ban and I think the relevant body..

PCB Chief Ashraf lauds Pak for Asia Cup win

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 25, 2012

Karachi, Mar 25(ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf has expressed satisfaction over the Pakistan's victory in the Asia Cup that was held in Bangladesh. "It was a very pleasing win for everyone involved in Pakistan cricket, but at the same time it was an extremely tense victory. The crowd in Dhaka...

PCB Chief says five year ban on Aamir is too harsh

The Nation Mar 25, 2012

KARACHI - Mohammad Aamir's five-year ban from cricket for spot fixing is too harsh, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said. "Aamir could have become the best bowler in the world. He has served his prison sentence and that matter is now...

PCB Chief says five year ban on Amir is too harsh

Reuters Mar 24, 2012

"I think the five-year ban is too harsh and it is down to Amir if he wishes to appeal against that lengthy ban imposed upon him," the PCB chief told the Pakpassion.net web site on Friday. "I would suggest that he does appeal against the ban and I think the relevant...

Zaka Ashraf wants Mohammad Aamer to challenge five-year ban

Cricket Country Mar 24, 2012

.He is such a wonderful young talent that has been wasted and it's such a shame that he cannot even use our practise facilities," Ashraf said in an interview to the Pakpassion.net website...

Amir ban too harsh PCB Chief

Independent Online Mar 24, 2012

Amir, 19, was convicted, along with former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, of helping to arrange the delivery of deliberate no-balls during the 2012 Lord's test against England. In a television interview this week, Amir accused Butt and agent...

Challenge the 5-year ban: Ashraf to Amir

Rediff Cricket Mar 24, 2012

Ashraf, who returned from Bangladesh, had recently met Aamir at the board headquarters. The PCB Chairman described the ban by the ICC as harsh. I think the five-year ban is too harsh and it is down to Aamir if he wishes to appeal against that lengthy ban imposed upon him.

PCB Chief terms Amir ban too harsh

Daily Times Pakistan Mar 24, 2012

LAHORE: Mohammad Amirs five-year ban from cricket for spot fixing is too harsh, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said. Amir could have become the best bowler in the world. He has served his prison sentence and that matter is now closed, but the...

PCB urge Amir to appeal ban

Eurosport UK Mar 24, 2012

Ashraf told pakpassion.net: "Amir was very apologetic at the meeting we had with him and spoke of how he was trapped into spot-fixing. "He is such a wonderful young talent that has been wasted and it's such a shame that he cannot even use our practice facilities...

We have made our nation proud: Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan hope to play Tests - Nabi

ESPNcricinfo Mar 24, 2012

"We really hope that we are granted Test status as we are playing so well and also we have such a fanatical following in Afghanistan," Nabi told PakPassion.net. "We will try our best by playing good cricket in the coming months to show the world and ICC that we...

Afghanistan proud of qualifying for T20 World Cup: Mohammad Nabi

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 24, 2012

Kabul, Mar 24(ANI): Afghan cricketer Mohammad Nabi has said his team has made the country proud by qualifying for the ICC T20 World Cup tournament to be held in Sri Lanka in September 2012. "This is the second time we have qualified for the ICC World T20 event...

Afghanistan proud of qualifying for T20 World Cup: Mohammad Nabi

NewsTrack India Mar 24, 2012

His statement came after Afghanistan defeated Namibia in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in United Arab Emirates to qualify for the T20 World Cup. Nabi said Afghanistan is eyeing a tournament victory. "Of course, we will try our best to win...

Rameez Raja Jr. aims for Twenty20 World Cup

Rameez Raja Jr hopeful to play in T20 World Cup

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 23, 2012

Islamabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja Jr has hinted he is hopeful to play in the T20 World Cup. In July of 2011, 24 year old Rameez Raja Jr. was selected for the national twenty20 team to represent Pakistan against Zimbabwe on the basis of his...

Rameez Raja Jr hopeful to play in T20 World Cup

NewKerala Mar 23, 2012

"I am very hopeful that I will perform well in this tournament, make big scores and play at least one memorable innings similar to what I did in last year's tournament. So, I am positive, really hopeful that If I perform well, it will be good and...

Rameez Raja Jr vows to make an international return

Better.com Mar 25, 2012

While speaking to PakPassion, Raja expressed that he is not happy with his performances in the season so far but wants to make amends in future. Raja said, "This season was just okay, because I didn't perform as well as last season, where...

Umar Akmal's career is being damaged due to his poor shot selection

Poor shot selection cause of Umar Akmal's career downswing: Salahuddin

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 19, 2012

"They say he doesn't play shots along the ground or the on-drive, but it is the role of the captain and coach to manage the development of such a talented player. Let him know he needs to score singles too. There is always a lot of time and staying at the wicket is also important,"PakPassion.net quoted Salahuddin, as saying....

Poor shot selection cause of Umar Akmal's career downswing: Salahuddin

Truth Dive Mar 19, 2012

Salahuddin also called on the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) to appoint a vice- captain, especially for overseas tours to realize to groom a captain for the future. He said the Pakistan cricket team needs a media manager so that players can focus fully on the cricket. On being asked if he faced any pressure from the Pakistan Cricket Board members to select certain players during his time as chief selector, he...

Call to appoint media manager for cricket team

The Nation Mar 20, 2012

KARACHI - Former chief selector Salahuddin (sallu) on Monday urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint a media manager for the national cricket team. Pakistan needs a media manager to handle, both the electronic and print media. The players shouldnt be involved - neither the captain nor the players so they can focus fully on the game...

One Day and T20 defeats were incredible: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin says Pak took off like supersonic jet to secure 'incredible' win over England

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 16, 2012

"The England Test series was just incredible. The team took off like a supersonic jet. Nobody anywhere expected us to defeat England 3-0 in the Test series. All the players gave everything, they were so determined, they were so motivated. All the pre Test series planning with the captain went so well," PakPassion.net quoted Mohsin, as saying....

Mohsin Khan still trying to recover from the loss against England in the limited-overs series Cricket news update

Bettor.com Mar 16, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Mohsin said that he is still dumbfounded about performance in the shorter format of the game, and historically Pakistan had fared well in limited overs cricket. Mohsin said, I actually thought we had a stronger combination in the shorter formats than in the Test series compared to England. After each defeat against England I was just getting more and more depressed as I could not understand why the body language and...

Mohsin Khan still recovering from ODI, T20 series loss against England

Times of India Mar 12, 2012

Mohsin told the Pakpassion.net website that it was beyond his imagination after the Test series whitewash how badly things went. "I still cannot believe what went wrong during those matches. The spirit, the body language, the killer instinct, it all just disappeared in a matter of a few days. It was the same venues, almost the same group of players, almost the same opposition. The same team that was flying high a few days earlier, was just so deflated," said Mohsin...

Azhar Mahmood targets IPL success

Azhar, first Pakistani player to feature in IPL

Pak Obesrver Mar 17, 2012

Azhar said he is really excited at playing in the IPL. My aim is to give my all and I will go to India looking to win my fourth Twenty-20 title, after previous wins with Surrey, Auckland and Dhaka. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of success in twenty over...

Azhar Mahmood hoping to fire for Kings XI Punjab in IPL

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 14, 2012

"My aim is always to give my all and I will go to India looking to win my fourth Twenty20 title, after previous wins with Surrey, Auckland and Dhaka. I've been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of success in twenty over cricket and I hope that it can continue in India," Pakpassion quoted Mahmood, as saying...

Azhar Mahmood hoping to fire for Kings XI Punjab in IPL

NewsTrack India Mar 14, 2012

Mahmood spoke highly of the IPL and described it as "the biggest tournament in the world after international cricket". Mahmood will be joined by Wasim Akram who is in the coaching staff of Kolkata Knight Riders and Rameez Raja who will be part of the commentary team as the only Pakistanis taking part in the IPL, and added...

I've learnt from my mistakes: Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad: Gayle is phenomenal

West Indies Players Association Mar 14, 2012

Pakistan rookie cricketer Ahmed Shehzad has described former West Indies batsman as phenomenal after putting up a formidable batting partnership with him in the Bangladesh Premier League. "Chris (Gayle) is a great batsman, he's just phenomenal.

Ahmed Shehzad vows to make a comeback in the Pakistan team

Better.com Mar 14, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, Shehzad further added that he has learnt a lot about the game while playing the BPL and wants to replicate those performances for his country. Yes the BPL was very satisfying. I thought I batted pretty well and I hope that when...

Shehzad describes Gayle as phenomenal after formidable BPL batting partnership

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 14, 2012

"Chris was brilliant to bat alongside, he was full of praise for me which was very nice of him and he said to me that I already hit the ball so hard and that if I was his size, I would be able to break the ball into pieces. Chris was full of admiration for me, he said...

PCB have an open mind regarding appointment of a bowling coach: Intikhab Alam

Bowling coach not to be from overseas: Intikhab

Pak Observer Mar 13, 2012

Previous incumbent Aaqib Javed who had worked for the PCB for nearly 11 years in various assignments, recently resigned from the role after he was appointed as head coach of the UAE and opinion is divided upon whether a local coach should be appointed or whether a foreign coach would be of more benefit to the Pakistani...

The post of 'bowling coach' is absolutely crucial for Pakistan, feels Intikhab Alam

Better.com Mar 13, 2012

Former Test cricketer, Intikhab Alam, has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not found an appropriate option to fill the vacant post of the bowling coach for the national team, and the new coach can be local or foreign. Intikhab is the head of the committee that chose...

PakPassion presents an exclusive interview with Babar Azam

Babar Azam dreams of playing for Pakistan Cricket new update

Bettor.com Mar 12, 2012

In his interview with pakpassion, Azam said that he was satisfied with his individual performances against South Africa and Zimbabwe and this has given him confidence. He is lucky to be playing along some of the best Pakistani cricketers in the domestic circuit, and this is helping him to gain maturity. The all-rounder is doing well in the on-going 50-over competition in the country. Azam said, Yes I came back from South Africa buzzing with confidence....

An exclusive interview with Pakistan Under 19 captain Babar Azam

Boxscore News Mar 12, 2012

I was one of the lucky ones in that it was my second tour of South Africa. I have previously toured South Africa with my school in Lahore, so I had the benefit of previous experience in touring South Africa, but nonetheless to be playing in those conditions was very useful....

Under 19 captain Babar Azam praises team for SA outstanding performance

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 12, 2012

Islamabad, Mar 12 (ANI): Pakistan Under 19 Captain Babar Azam has praised his team mates for their great performance on the South African tour. "Zia ul Haq and Ehsan Adil both did very well in South Africa. Sami Aslam is a very good player and made a lot of runs on that tour," Pakpassion quoted Azam, as saying. He further praised Umar Waheed for his batting style.

Mohammad Nabi disappointed that Afghanistan aren't included in the Asia Cup

What's the purpose of the Asia Cup?

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 14, 2012

Afghan players are understandably angry and upset about the situation and feel they are not being taken seriously enough. Afghanistan's hard-hitting batsman Mohammad Nabi told PakPassion.net, "We are not featuring in the Asia Cup, that is really disappointing. How are we going to improve if we do not play against these teams?"...

Afghanistan eyes World T20 berth

The Age (Australia) Mar 12, 2012

Afghanistan's cricketers are determined to use their resentment over being snubbed for the Asia Cup to fire them to a second appearance at the World Twenty20. The Afghans are among the favourites to land one of the two places up for grabs at the 2012 finals in Sri Lanka in September and October when the 16-nation qualifying tournament starts on Tuesday...

Afghanistan resent Asia Cup snub

Cricket365 Mar 12, 2012

Afghanistan are determined to use their resentment over being snubbed for the Asia Cup to fire them to a second appearance at the World Twenty20. The Afghans are among the favourites to land one of the two places up for grabs at the tournament proper in Sri Lanka in September and October...

Rashid Latif and Azhar Mahmood back Mohammad Akram for role of bowling coach

Former cricketers Latif, Mahmood back Mohammad Akram for Pak bowling coach

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 10, 2012

Karachi, Mar 10(ANI): Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has backed former pacer Mohammad Akram for the post of bowling coach. Latif reckoned that Akram possesses all requisite skills for the job and can extract the best out of Pakistan's bowlers...

Former cricketers Latif, Mahmood back Mohammad Akram for Pak bowling coach

TruthDive Mar 10, 2012

I think the PCB should appoint Mohammad Akram as I think he is the right man for the job. Ive played cricket with and against Akram and also since retiring from international cricket I have played alongside him for the Lashings World XI side. Akram...

Former cricketers Latif, Mahmood back Mohammad Akram for Pak bowling coach

NewKerala Mar 10, 2012

Meanwhile, Akram has confirmed his availability to work as Pakistan's bowling coach. "I'm available if the Pakistan Cricket Board wants me as the bowling coach. I'm confident that I can work well with Dav Whatmore and Julien Fountain...

Sri Lanka are slight favourites for the Asia Cup: Waqar Younis

Waqar rates Sri Lanka 'slight favourites' for Asia Cup

ICC Americas News Mar 10, 2012

Former Pakistan bowler and head coach, Waqar Younis has said Sri Lanka's scintillating performance in the recently- concluded VB series in Australia makes them slight favourites for the Asia Cup. "We have seen both India and Pakistan struggle recently in One Day...

Sri Lanka slight favourites for Asia Cup : Waqar Younis

DNA Daily News & Analysis Mar 09, 2012

After all, these are good Asian sides ?" they all know the pitches and they all know the conditions very well, Pak Passion.net quoted Younis, as saying. He added that those who underestimate tournament hosts, Bangladesh, are doing it at their own risk...

Sri Lanka will have a slender edge in Asia Cup: Waqar

One Pakistan Mar 09, 2012

Given Pakistan s dismal showing in the One Day format during the home series against England in the UAE, there were expectations that the Pakistani selectors may opt for changes but it did not happened. I think the Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup is a...

Waqar Younis backs the appointment of Dav Whatmore

Waqar backs appointment of Whatmore as Pakistan coach

The Times of India Mar 08, 2012

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and coach, Waqar Younis has backed the appointment of Australian Dav Whatmore as head coach of the national team. "I think the appointment of Whatmore is a good decision by the Pakistan Cricket Board. He has done wonders previously and did really well...

PCB should leave bowling coach's appointment on Whatmore: Waqar

AAJ News Mar 08, 2012

Former head coach Waqar Younis suggested that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should ask Dav Whatmore for the appointment of a bowling coach rather than advertising the role. Waqar said the decision of whoever gets the role of the bowling coach should be...

Waqar backs Whatmore's appointment as Pak cricket coach

ICC Americas Mar 08, 2012

"I think the appointment of Whatmore is a good decision by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Dav has done wonders previously and did really well in Sri Lanka in 1996 and then he worked with Bangladesh and led them to their first Test victory...

Rana Naved denies involvement in BPL fixing

Pakistan's Rana Naved denies BPL match-fixing

NDTV Sports Mar 06, 2012

Rana's name figured in the match-fixing investigations after police in Bangladesh arrested a Pakistani, Sajid Khan, on suspicion of spot-fixing during a BPL match. Rana and Khan have been photographed together in the past...

Pakistan's Rana Naved denies BPL match-fixing

Zee News India Mar 04, 2012

"The authorities in Bangladesh showed me a picture of the man they had arrested. I informed them that I had met him at a domestic match in Karachi last year. That day, after the domestic match he had approached me along with many other...

Pakistan's Rana Naved denies BPL match-fixing

The Times of India Mar 04, 2012

Khan allegedly was making several phone calls from the stands during a crucial BPL match. A court in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has remanded him to custody. The 34-year-old Rana said he doesn't know Khan personally. "The authorities in Bangladesh showed me a...

Naved ul Hasan denies involvement in Bangladesh Premier League's spot fixing scandal

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 04, 2012

"The authorities in Bangladesh showed me a picture of the man they had arrested. I informed them that I had met him at a domestic match in Karachi last year. That day, after the domestic match he had approached me along with many other...

Rana Naved denies BPL match-fixing

GEO Super Mar 04, 2012

DELHI: Pakistani fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has denied his involvement in match-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Ranas name figured in the match-fixing investigations after police in Bangladesh arrested a Pakistani, Sajid Khan, on suspicion...

Umaid Asif has a lot of potential: Aaqib Javed

Javed says Pak bowlers Talha, Asif have potential to perform well in international cricket

Zee News India Mar 04, 2012

Karachi: Pakistans outgoing fast bowling coach Aaqib Javed has reckoned that bowlers Mohammad Talha and Umaid Asif have the potential to perform well in international cricket. "Talha has always impressed me, I rate him very highly, he is...

Javed says Pak bowlers Talha, Asif have potential to perform well in international cricket

AndhraNews Mar 04, 2012

...but just needs some time and some encouragement from the team management to establish himself," PakPassion.net quoted Javed, as saying. Referring to 27 year-old Sialkot-based Asif, Javed said: "He's a tall fast bowler...

Javed says Pak bowlers Talha, Asif have potential to perform well in international cricket

Yahoo! Cricket Mar 04, 2012

Karachi, Mar 4(ANI): Pakistan's outgoing fast bowling coach Aaqib Javed has reckoned that bowlers Mohammad Talha and Umaid Asif have the potential to perform well in international cricket. "Talha has always impressed me, I rate him very highly, he is tall and fast and can swing the ball. He has everything a fast bowler needs...

 

February 2012

Sarfraz Nawaz to work with Pakistan pace bowlers ahead of Asia Cup

Sarfraz Nawaz to help Pakistan's pace attack before Asia Cup

Dawn Sports Feb 29, 2012

KARACHI: Former Pakistan pace bowler Sarfraz Nawaz will be Pakistans fast bowling coach in the period leading up to next months Asia Cup in Bangladesh, cricket website PakPassion.net reported. I have been asked by the...

Sarfraz to work with Pakistan quicks

ESPNcricinfo Feb 26, 2012

"I don't want to name individuals, but it is obvious that there are a couple of fast bowlers who are short on confidence and need some work done on their bowling," he told Pakpassion.net. "I will take a...

Sarfraz Nawaz to work with Pakistan quicks

The Daily Times Feb 26, 2012

LAHORE: Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz will work with the current crop of quicks when the team has an informal gathering to meet the new Pakistan coach ahead of the Asia Cup. Sarfraz has been recruited as fast-bowling consultant at the National Cricket...

Players resist PCB's plan to have conditioning camp

The Times of India Feb 27, 2012

On Sunday, Sarfaraz told the PakPassion.net website that he felt that young pacer, Mohammad Aamer should be banned for life at a time when many former players are urging the...

Mohammad Amir should be given a life ban: Sarfraz Nawaz

Mohd. Amir should be banned for life over spot-fixing scandal: Sarfraz Nawaz

Web India Feb 27, 2012

Pakistan pace bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said that life bans should be imposed on Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for their involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during a Test match against England in 2010. The trio was banned following the outburst of the controversy. Butt, who was captain of the...

Mohd. Amir should be banned for life over spot-fixing scandal: Sarfraz Nawaz

Malaysia Sun Feb 27, 2012

The trio was banned following the outburst of the controversy. Butt, who was captain of the Pakistan team at the time of the incident, was handed a ten-year ban, five years of which are suspended. Pace bowler Asif received a seven-year ban, with two years...

Mohd. Amir should be banned for life over spot-fixing scandal: Sarfraz Nawaz

Yahoo! News India Feb 27, 2012

"I read Imran's statement with great surprise. In fact I was shocked that he said such a thing. I don't think Amir should be allowed to return to cricket at all and the Pakistan Cricket Board should not be offering to help him either. He should be banned for life." Pakpassion quoted Sarfraz, as saying...

Whatmore is an exciting appointment: Intikhab Alam

Pakistan Board to quiz Mohammad Amir on return home from jail

The Guardian UK Feb 25, 2012

Alam told the website PakPassion: "Dav Whatmore will arrive in early March to sign his contract. I can't give you the exact date yet as that has not been verified, but everything is in place for him to take over with his first assignment being the Asia Cup in Bangladesh...

Dav Whatmore to be appointed new Pakistan coach in March

The Guardian UK Feb 25, 2012

Dav Whatmore will be appointed as Pakistan's new coach in March, according to Intikhab Alam. Intikhab, a former Pakistan player and coach, chaired a committee put together by the Pakistan Cricket Board to find a new coach after Waqar Younis stepped down last year. It has long been thought that...

Whatmore's selection as coach is exciting for Pak cricket : Intikhab Alam

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 25, 2012

Islamabad, Feb 25 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Intikhab Alam has said the appointment of former Australian cricketer Dav Whatmore as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team will suggests exciting times for the sport in the country. Alam confirmed that Whatmore will arrive in Islamabad...

Alam makes Whatmore claim

Eurosport UK Feb 25, 2012

"The team under Misbah[-ul-Haq]'s astute leadership have gelled and continued to show great signs of improvement over the last year or so. "I feel that Whatmore will add more professionalism to an already improving team and will take this team to greater heights....

UAE to 'hot' for Pakistan to host Australia series in August

The National UAE Feb 26, 2012

By then, Dav Whatmore will be the coach of Pakistan, according to Intikhab Alam said. Alam, a former player and coach, chaired a committee put together by the PCB to find a new man after Waqar Younis quit last year. Pakistan have been in impressive...

Time to revamp the One Day and Twenty20 squads: Mushtaq Mohammad

Ex cricketer Mushtaq calls for inclusion of youngsters in ageing Pak squad

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 23, 2012

"I would urge the selectors to give youth a chance, plan ahead and start preparing for the 2015 World Cup. Pakistan needs to start building a younger team and drop the older players in the one day squad," PakPassion.net quoted Mushtaq, as saying. "All the other teams around the world are introducing younger players...

Hafeez the ideal choice as captain - Mushtaq

The Express Tribune Feb 23, 2012

Hafeez is a smart cricketer, Mushtaq told Pakpassion.net. Hes intelligent, very knowledgeable and can work well with a young group. I suggest hes given a young group of players to work with and let him lead the One-Day and Twenty20 teams. Give him...

Hafeez the ideal choice as captain : Mushtaq

Awaz TV Feb 24, 2012

Mushtaq also called upon the Pakistani selectors to introduce youth in the ageing limited-overs squad in order to reverse the teams fortunes after a 4-0 whitewash at the hands of England in the UAE. One of the differences between England and the Pakistan during the...

Richard Pybus hopes that Vernon Philander can be a worthy successor to Makhaya Ntini

Proteas pacer Philander can be Ntinis successor: Ex Pak coach Pybus

TruthDive Feb 17, 2012

Karachi, Feb 17(ANI): Former Pakistan cricket team coach Richard Pybus has reckoned that South African fast bowler Vernon Philander can succeed Makhaya Ntini as Proteas spearhead. Vernon was selected to play against Australia at Newlands on a...

Proteas pacer Philander can be Ntinis successor: Ex Pak coach Pybus

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 17, 2012

The South African quicks, with Philander now at the forefront, ripped through Sri Lanka's inability to play on bouncy, seaming wickets," PakPassion.net quoted Pybus, as saying. "Let us hope that Vernon's...

Proteas pacer Philander can be Ntinis successor: Ex Pak coach Pybus

One Pakistan Feb 17, 2012

Philander claimed 5 for 15 during his Test debut in November 2011 and was the prime force behind Australias batting collapse in Newlands by dismissing them for 47 runs in the second innings). He has already emerged as the spearhead of the South African pace attack and...

We could see the fear in batsmen's eyes: Courtney Walsh

Sammy doing fantastic job as West Indies captain: Walsh

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 17, 2012

"I fully endorse Darren Sammy as captain. I think he's doing a fantastic job. Yes his form has not been tremendous and has dipped a little of late but I think he is doing a good job as captain. You cannot question his performances in the Test arena. In one day internationals recently he picked up an injury and didn't fully recover from it, but I have no problems at all with Darren Sammy as captain," PakPassion.net quoted Walsh, as saying...

Walsh: Sammy doing fantastic job as West Indies captain

WICricnews Feb 17, 2012

"I fully endorse Darren Sammy as captain. I think he's doing a fantastic job. Yes his form has not been tremendous and has dipped a little of late but I think he is doing a good job as captain. You cannot question his performances in the Test arena. In one day internationals recently he picked up an injury and didn't fully recover from it...

Walsh praises Sammy's leadership of Windies

West Indies Players Association Feb 17, 2012

Former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh has praised Darren Sammys leadership of the regional team. Sammy took charge in 2010 after Jamaican Chris Gayle was stripped of the job, after a contract row with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The 49-year-old Walsh told PakPassion.net that he thought Sammy was doing a fantastic job....

Aussie quicks to turn tables on Windies

Wide World of Sports Mar 16, 2012

Pattinson's sparkling start to Test cricket caught the eye of many including Windies great Walsh, who said last month he couldn't wait to see the right-armer in the Caribbean. "He came out and looked as if he meant business," Walsh told www.PakPassion.net. "He showed good attitude, bowled with good pace and aggression and I think he has the look of a fast bowler who could make great strides....

Tour of South Africa was excellent preparation for the World Cup: Sabih Azhar

Successful South Africa tour helped team prepare for World Cup: Pak U-19 coach

One Pakistan Feb 14, 2012

Karachi, IPakistans cricket Under 19 coach Sabih Azhar has said the South African tour has been useful in preparing for the forthcoming World Cup in Australia. Overall it was a successful tour and it was an important tour in particular as preparation....

Successful South Africa tour helped team prepare for World Cup: Pak U-19 coach

Truth Dive Feb 14, 2012

It was a good learning curve, as the conditions we faced here will be somewhat similar to what we can expect to see in Australia, PakPassion.net quoted Azhar, as saying. So it was good that the boys got some experience...

Successful South Africa tour helped team prepare for World Cup: Pak U-19 coach

ICC Feb 14, 2012

On being asked how the team will prepare for the World Cup, Sabih said the upcoming tournament would help the team prepare for the tournament. "Before the World Cup we will be involved with an Asian Cup in Malaysia. That should prove quite helpful in...

The passion for cricket in Bangladesh is immense: Yasir Arafat

Pak rookie Shahzad has matched Gayle shot for shot in Bangladesh League: Arafat

Top News Sports Feb 13, 2012

"Ahmed Shehzad is a fantastic talent with all the shots. At times, he has matched Gayle shot for shot. It''s breathtaking watching the two of them bat together," PakPassion. net quoted Arafat, as saying. Arafat is playing for Barisal Burners, which has won two games in the Bangladesh Premier League...

Pak rookie Shahzad has matched Gayle shot for shot in Bangladesh League: Arafat

VCricket Feb 13, 2012

Karachi, Feb 13: Pakistans cricketer Yasir Arafat has reckoned his team-mate Ahmed Shahzad at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has the potential to match former West Indies captain and opener Chris Gayle. Ahmed Shehzad is a fantastic talent...

BPL hard work for bowlers - Arafat

ESPNcricinfo Feb 15, 2012

"It's hard work for the bowlers, as the pitches are very batsman friendly and the boundaries are not the largest," Arafat told Pakpassion.net. "Bowlers are thoroughly tested on these sorts of pitches and in this format...

It's a dream come true: Awais Zia

Zia vows 'to do his best' in upcoming limited overs series against England

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 09, 2012

Karachi, Feb 9(ANI): Pakistan rookie Awais Zia has vowed to perform to the best of his potential following his selection for the limited-overs series against England in the UAE. "I'm absolutely delighted and I couldn't believe it when...

Zia vows 'to do his best' in upcoming limited overs series against England

Sify Sports Feb 09, 2012

"My aim is to make everyone proud and to do my best. It's a dream come true for me as cricketers from all over the world dream of playing for their country and for me to be chosen in the squad is just fantastic. I really do feel honoured," he added...

Zia vows 'to do his best' in upcoming limited overs series against England

ICC Feb 09, 2012

Pakistan rookie Awais Zia has vowed to perform to the best of his potential following his selection for the limited-overs series against England in the UAE. "I'm absolutely delighted and I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. I'm just raring to go now and to get to the UAE as soon as possible...

No one expected England to fold so meakly in the UAE: Mudassar Nazar

Pressure of 1st Test defeat led to Englands whitewash in UAE series: Mudassar

Top News Sports Feb 08, 2012

Karachi, Feb 8 : Former Pakistani opener Mudassar Nazar has said that it was the pressure of the first Test defeat in the UAE created doubts in minds of England players and subsequently led to their whitewash in the series. "They have some quality...

Pressure of 1st Test defeat led to Englands whitewash in UAE series: Mudassar

Zee News India Feb 08, 2012

They went to India for an ODI series and were whitewashed, and then they came here and this has happened so in a way a loss wasn`t wholly unexpected, but no one expected England to fold so meekly in UAE that is a total surprise, he added...

Pressure of 1st Test defeat led to Englands whitewash in UAE series: Mudassar

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 08, 2012

Even Umar Gul took wickets at crucial times during the series," PakPassion.net quoted Mudassar, as saying. He said he was surprised by the whitewash. "They went to India for an ODI series and were whitewashed, and then they came here...

England were outplayed by Pakistan: Javed Miandad

Miandad lauds Pak' s whitewash of England in UAE series

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 07, 2012

Karachi, Feb 7(ANI): Former Pakistan captain and batting legend Javed Miandad has lauded his team's whitewash of England in the series in the United Arab Emirates. "I must be in the minority because I am not surprised at Pakistan comfortably defeating...

Miandad lauds Pak' s whitewash of England in UAE series

OnePakistan Feb 07, 2012

Just because you are ranked the number one team in the world doesnt give you a God given right to win all of the time,PakPassion.net quoted Miandad, as saying. During the Test series against England, Pakistan have played wonderful cricket and deserved...

Pakistan deserved convincing victory, says Javed Miandad

News Pakistan Feb 07, 2012

Former Pakistan skipper and batting legend, Javed Miandad has said that following a brilliant performance by every player, it was a well deserved whitewash win for Pakistan. The Men in Green humiliated the Poms by imposing a thrilling 3-0...

Harbhajan should be recalled to the Indian squad: Saqlain Mushtaq

Harbhajan has a lot of cricket left in him: Saqlain

Rediff.com Feb 03, 2012

Too much focus on Twenty20" is harming Harbhajan Singh's international cricket career but the out-of-favour Indian off-spinner needs to be supported instead of being cold shouldered, feels former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Harbhajan, who came a cropper in the tour of England, was dropped from the team for the ongoing tour of Australia...

Harbhajan Singh should be recalled to the Indian team: Saqlain Mushtaq

Yahoo! Cricket Feb 03, 2012

Islamabad, Feb 3 (ANI): Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has said off-spinner Harbhajan Singh should be recalled back to the Indian team. "I think at the moment, the main issue for him (Harbhajan) is too much focus on Twenty20 cricket and secondly after all he is a human being - he can't do well all of the time and you will have your ups and downs and we should accept that....

Former Pakistan offie backs out-of-favour Harbhajan Singh

The Indian Express Feb 03, 2012

"I think at the moment, the main issue for him is too much focus on T20 cricket and secondly after all he is a human being -- he can't do well all of the time and you will have your ups and downs and we should accept that," Saqlain told 'pakpassion.net'. "But, I think the media was after him...

We are desperate to see a three nil margin: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan: Pakistan going for Test series whitewash against England

The Guardian UK Feb 01, 2012

Pakistan are determined to achieve a 3-0 series whitewash against England, according to their interim coach Mohsin Khan. "We are desperate to see a three-nil margin, but no Test victory comes easy and nobody has a given right to win any Test match," said Khan...

Despite all the turmoil, Pakistan's Cricket team is flying high

The New York Times Feb 02, 2012

We are desperate to see a three-nil margin, but no test victory comes easy and nobody has a given right to win any test match, Pakistans coach, Mohsin Khan, told the PakPassion Web site. Pakistan dominated the first match...

Pakistan 'desperate' for 3-0 - Mohsin

ESPNcricinfo Feb 01, 2012

"Pakistan's interim coach, Mohsin Khan, has said that his side is "desperate" to build on their unassailable series lead against England, and whitewash the world's No. 1 Test side. "I do not need to look at the rankings table to tell me that England is a very...

Pakistan 'desperate' to whitewash England

Yahoo! Cricket South Africa Feb 01, 2012

Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan has insisted his side are determined to win the third and final Test against England in Dubai to claim a three-nil series clean sweep. Mohsin's team beat the world's top-ranked...

 

January 2012

Pakistan playing some terrific cricket under Misbah: Geoff Lawson

Ex coach Lawson feels Pak can become World No 1 through consistent performances, oversees wins

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 30, 2012

Karachi, Jan 30(ANI): Former Pakistan cricket coach Geoff Lawson has said Misbah-ul Haq's side is playing terrific cricket but added that only consistent performances and oversees wins will help the team to rise to the top of the ICC rankings. "The key is to be consistent, and they got some good seam bowlers, some excellent spin bowlers and some batsmen who are hard to get out. Yes, they are heading...

Whatmore right person to coach Pakistan, says Lawson

The Nation Jan 30, 2012

Lawson said that if Pakistan wants to go ahead, then they need a quality coach. " Whatamore is the right person. Right now, he will work very well with Misbah and take them to another level which they will not get to with Mohsin Khan sitting in the chair," Lawson told Pakpassion.net in an interview. Lawson said that...

Ex coach Lawson feels Pak can become World No 1 through consistent performances, oversees wins

One Pakistan Jan 29, 2012

Lawson also backed Dav Whatmore to become the cricket head coach, saying that only he can elevate cricketing standards in the country. I still think if Pakistan wants to go ahead, they still need a quality coach. Dav Whatmore is the right person. I heard a minister say they are not going to pay him, but he will be terrific for them. Right now, he will work very well with Misbah and take them to another level, which they will...

Pakistan Cricket Board and Abu Dhabi Cricket Club deny segregation policy

Abu Dhabi denies 'racial-segregation policy' for second Test cricket

The Guardian UK Jan 27, 2012

The Abu Dhabi authorities staging the second Test between England and Pakistan have denied there was any racial segregation or discrimination in their use of a families-only section on one side of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. There was...

Pakistan Cricket Board, Abu Dhabi Cricket Club reject 'racism' claims amid UAE series

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 29, 2012

The East slope and all other sections apart from the corporate areas were open to everyone, and if groups or individuals wanted to sit on the grass then the East slope was available to them," PakPassion.net quoted a PCB spokesperson...

Pakistan Cricket Board, Abu Dhabi Cricket Club reject 'racism' claims amid UAE series

Sify Sports Jan 29, 2012

Both Pakistan Cricket Board and the Abu Dhabi Cricket Club have denied claims of a racial segregation between Pakistani and England fans in the ongoing Test series in the United Arab Emirates. "No such segregation policy exists and that there were certain areas...

Shoaib Malik Set To Miss Out on Central Contract

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal likely to miss out PCB central contract

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 26, 2012

Karachi, Jan 26(ANI): Pakistani all- rounder Shoaib Malik and out of favour wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal are likely to be excluded from the Pakistan Cricket Board's central contracts players list. The recommendations for Central Contracts for the period...

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal likely to miss out PCB central contract

TruthDive Jan 26, 2012

Players classed as Category A currently receive 250,000 Pakistani rupees (2,750 US dollars) per month, Category B players are eligible for 175,000 Pakistani rupees (1,940 US dollars) with Category C players earning 100,000 Pakistani rupees (1,100 US dollars) per month...

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal likely to miss out PCB central contract

DNA Daily News & Analysis Jan 26, 2012

Twenty seven Pakistan cricketers have been listed in the three categories, with eight players listed for the highest category (A), ten players listed for the middle category (B) and nine listed for the lower category (C), PakPassion.net reports. Pakistan captain Misbah...

Pakistani Cricketers Should Be Included in the IPL: Kamran Akmal

Kamran wants Pakistan players to be part of IPL

Pakistan Today Jan 25, 2012

LAHORE-Cricketer Kamran Akmal has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must sort out its differences with India so that the countrys players can take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Akmal, who was a member of the Rajasthan Royals squad...

Kamran wants Pakistani players to be part of IPL

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 23, 2012

"Playing for Rajasthan was a wonderful experience. Having the opportunity to play under the leadership of Shane Warne was fantastic and it was a real eye opener. After that first tournament, we Pakistani players have not been invited back to play in...

'Out of favour' wicket-keeper Akmal calls on PCB to launch Pakistan Premier League

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 23, 2012

"We are seeing these Twenty20 competitions being launched around the world now, featuring some of the best players from all over the globe. The BPL is the latest such venture and I would urge the PCB to finalise and launch a similar competition," PakPassion.net...

There are absolutely no problems with Saeed Ajmal's bowling action: Saqlain Mushtaq

Saqlain Mushtaq urges Ajmal to concentrate on his bowling

GEO Super Jan 24, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan great Saqlain Mushtaq on Tuesday urged Saeed Ajmal not to worry about anything and instead concentrate on his bowling for the remainder of the UAE series against England. Pakistan will play England in the second Test at...

No problems with Saeed Ajmal's action when bowling doosras, says 'inventor' Saqlain

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 24, 2012

Saqlain also revealed how he developed the doosra at a young age on the rooftops of Lahore and why some off spinners struggle to bowl the delivery, despite being excellent bowlers. "The doosra was a blessing for me. It was all my prayers answered in one. I used...

Saqlain urges Ajmal to focus on bowling

The News International Jan 24, 2012

"There are absolutely no problems with Saeed Ajmal's bowling action. Ajmal has been playing International cricket long enough now for his bowling action to have been thoroughly scrutinised around the world, by all umpires and referees. Ajmal should now concentrate on his bowling well," PakPassion.net quoted Saqlain as...

Mushtaq backs Ajmal's spin

NDTV Sports Jan 24, 2012

Willis doubted Ajmal's bowling action, especially when he bowls the doosra, after Pakistan won the first Test against England in Dubai by 10 wickets last Thursday. Ajmal picked up seven for 55 in the first innings and finished with a match haul of 10 for 92. Saqlain, who introduced the doosra to world cricket, said Willis...

We played like champions: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan says a win over England 'a gift to the people of Pakistan'

The Guardian UK Jan 20, 2012

Mohsin Khan, Pakistan's interim coach, has described the emphatic Test victory over England as "a gift for the people of Pakistan" following the...involving former Pakistani cricketers a couple of years ago and which spoilt the name of Pakistan cricket and gave the nation of Pakistan a bad name," he told pakpassion.net. "Our...

Khan ready for England response

Sky Sports Jan 24, 2012

Pakistan made the ideal start to the three-Test series as they completely outplayed the tourists to romp to an emphatic opening victory. However, Khan believes England will prove a different proposition in the second Test in Abu Dhabi, but is backing his side to maintain their fine form...

'A boost to the nation' - Mohsin

ESPNcricinfo Jan 20, 2012

"There have been well documented and unwanted activities involving former Pakistani cricketers a couple of years ago which spoilt the name of Pakistan cricket and gave the nation of Pakistan a bad name," Mohsin told PakPassion.net. "Our aim was to turn that around, and to provide a boost to the...

Saeed Ajmal becomes world's highest-ranked spinner in ICC player rankings

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 21, 2012

Dubai, Jan 21 (ANI): Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal has become world's highest-ranked spinner after bowling Pakistan to a 10-wicket victory over number-one ranked England in the first Test that ended in three days in Dubai on...

Pak coach Mohsin Khan rejects criticism over Ajmal's 'doosra' action

Yahoo! Cricket UK Jan 20, 2012

"I'm not worried about the comments regarding Ajmal's action and neither is Saeed. You do find some people in the media who try to create a few unwanted things which should be kept away from cricket, but there again when we came to the UAE there...

Mohammad Amir's Family Await His Return Home

Amir's family says they've not yet received official date of release from UK prison

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 15, 2012

"We have only heard speculation in the media of his release date and as yet we have not had anything official to say when he is coming home. As far as we know, it will be some time in February," PakPassion.net quoted Amir's brother Mohammad Salem...

Amir's family says they've not yet received official date of release from UK prison

NewsTrack India Jan 15, 2012

Karachi, Jan 15(ANI): Family members of spot-fixing convict Mohammad Amir have said they have not yet received an official confirmation of the date of his release from the Portland Prison in the United Kingdom. "We have only heard speculation...

Saeed Ajmal is a much more dangerous bowler than Swann: Tauseef Ahmed

Ajmal much more dangerous bowler than Swann: Tauseef Ahmed

NewKerala.com Jan 11, 2012

"Speaking about Ajmal, I think Ajmal has a lot of variety, while if you look at Swann he is more of a line and length bowler. Sure, he doesn't have a lot of spin, but he has a lot of control. If you want to compare the two, I think Saeed Ajmal is a much more dangerous bowler," Pak Passion quoted Ahmed, as...

Ajmal much more dangerous bowler than Swann: Tauseef Ahmed

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 11, 2012

"Swann has a lot of control, but looking at how much Saeed Ajmal has bowled at English batsmen, he will be able to cause trouble for them," he added. On being asked if he thought Ajmal was more of a threat to right handed batsmen than left handed ones...

Saeed Ajmal is a better bowler than Graeme Swann, feels Tauseef Ahmed

Bettor.com Jan 11, 2012

While talking to Pakpassion, Tauseef, who himself was a quality spinner in his playing days, expressed that Swann depends on his accuracy to dismantle the opposition batsmen, whereas Ajmal has a lot more variety like his Doosra, which can...

Playing against England is a fantastic opportunity: Usman Salahuddin

Pakistan Cricket Board XI players look to grab opportunity against England

Sport 360 Jan 10, 2012

Englands second warm-up match in the UAE before the Pakistan Test series kicks off will be against a Pakistan Cricket Board XI. Many of England's opponents will be looking to make an impression due to the lack of teams currently touring...

Usman Salahuddin excited to get a chance against England

Bettor.com Jan 10, 2012

The batsman from Lahore has been performing brilliantly in the on-going domestic season and as a result, he has been give the chance to prove his worth in the practice match against England, which is the number one ranked Test team of the world. While speaking to PakPassion...

Pak rookie Salahuddin rates Pieterson as 'favourite' batsman ahead of warm- up match

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 10, 2012

He said he is looking forward to utilize his selection during the warm-up match against England.To get the opportunity to test oneself against the number one ranked Test side is fantastic and something that I aim to make the most of. It's a...

England are not invincible: Mohsin Khan

'Pak needs good start in Test series against 'well balanced' but 'not invincible' England'

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 09, 2012

"The first Test match is obviously always very important in any series, especially a three match series and hopefully we can start the series well and get going right away. You do not want to be playing catch up in a three match series," PakPassion.net quoted....

Mohsin Khan expects a tough series against England

Bettor.com Jan 09, 2012

While speaking to PakPassion, Mohsin praised the English team and said that no team can get the top ranking without playing good cricket which definitely makes England the best one right now. However, the Pakistani coach has faith in his team and feels...

Pakistan need good start in UAE

The Nation Jan 10, 2012

His statement comes after England struggled in their opening warm up match against the ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI and declared on 185 for 8 at the Dubai Global Cricket Academy. Mohsin admitted that he was surprised by the England's scorecard...

PakPassion Exclusive Interview with Saleem Jaffar: Selectors Disappointed With the Standard of Pace Bowlers in Domestic Cricket

In my view foreign coaches tend to be better organized: Saleem Jaffer

RLCA Cricket Academy, RLCA News Jan 09, 2012

There aren't too many individuals within the cricketing world that can say they've dabbled in a bit of everything. Saleem Jaffer is one of those individuals, a man who has played the game, been a selector and even done some coaching. A lanky fast bowler during his playing days, Saleem Jaffer...

Saleem Jaffar encourages Sami to return to International Cricket

Bettor.com Jan 09, 2012

While speaking to Pakpassion, Jaffar said that Sami still has pace and the right-arm fast bowler can still deliver the goods for the country in the coming years. Jaffar, who has been keenly following the domestic cricket of Pakistan, said that no other pacer in the country can beat sami and in international cricket, a bowler must have speed to succeed...

Ex cricketer Saleem Jaffar says Imran Khan brought fast bowling tsunami in Pak

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 09, 2012

Karachi, Jan 9 (ANI): Former Pakistani cricketer Saleem Jaffar has said Imran Khan set the fast bowling trend in Pakistan, which subsequently led to the arrival of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Aaqib Javed, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to the scene...

Really looking forward to Pietersen versus Ajmal: Mudassar Nazar

Mudassar Nazar looking forward to Pietersen-Ajmal duel in Pak-Eng series

Zee News India Jan 07, 2012

Karachi: Former Pakistani cricketer Mudassar Nazar is looking forward to the Kevin Pietersen versus Saeed Ajmal duel in the upcoming series in the United Arab Emirates. The duel I am looking forward to the most though has to be Kevin Pietersen...

Mudassar Nazar looking forward to Pietersen-Ajmal duel in Pak-Eng series

NewKerala.com Jan 07, 2012

He admitted that England batsman Alistair Cook could pose a major threat to Pakistan unless the team claimed his wicket early. He, however said, Pakistan's opening batting pair of Mohammed Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar could set the stage for formidable...

Mudassar Nazar looking forward to Pietersen-Ajmal duel in Pak-Eng series

ICC News Jan 08, 2012

Former Pakistani cricketer Mudassar Nazar is looking forward to the Kevin Pieterson versus Saeed Ajmal duel in the upcoming series in the United Arab Emirates. "The duel I am looking forward to the most though has to be Kevin Pietersen against the...

Junaid Khan to Undergo Fitness Test on 6th January

Pakistan confident of providing major Tests for England in UAE

The Guardian UK Jan 02, 2012

Junaid Khan, Pakistan's medium-fast left-armer, remains in doubt for the series against England, which gets under way in the United Arab Emirates this month. Junaid is recovering from a tear to an abdominal muscle, incurred while playing for Lancashire in June 2011...

'Injured' Pak bowler Junaid doubtful for England series

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 02, 2012

Karachi, Jan 2(ANI): Pakistan cricketer Junaid Khan will only play in the Test series against England if he is found fully fit at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on January 6. Junaid is recovering from a partial tear in his abdominal muscle, which he sustained...

'Injured' Pak bowler Junaid doubtful for England series

ICC Cricket Jan 02, 2012

Junaid had initially planned to feature in at least one match of the Under-23 Cup but has now dropped the idea. "Initially Junaid was going to play in at least one of the ongoing Under 23 domestic matches, but now he has been asked to join...

At the moment, winning is more important than entertainment: Misbah-ul-Haq

Winning is more important than entertainment: Misbah

The Times of India Jan 02, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has hit back at his critics who believe he is a defensive captain, saying for him winning was more important than providing entertainment. "The most important thing is to win cricket matches and we...

Misbah says 'winning more important' thing than entertaining crowds at the moment

Yahoo! Cricket Jan 02, 2012

"The most important thing is to win cricket matches and we are just focussing on winning at the moment. At the moment winning cricket matches is more important than entertaining in Test cricket. Our first aim is to win matches, we want to...

Winning is more important than entertaining

CricketNext Jan 02, 2012

"Our first aim is to win matches, we want to continue to win matches, build the confidence of the players and the team, then we can look at working on the entertainment aspect in Test cricket," he told thePakpassion.net. "Once the confidence...

Winning is more important, stresses Misbah

The News International Jan 02, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has hailed his players, stressing that team work was the reason why the Pakistanis performed well during 2011. It was a good year for the Pakistan cricket team, the performances have been good. Starting from...

 

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