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Fidel Edwards aiming to be fastest bowler on earth


December 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Speedster Fidel Edwards threatens to touch the 160 kmph-mark in the next one year and get closer to the fastest delivery ever unleashed by Pakistani ... Read more...

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Harbhajan has highly suspicious action, claims Hair


August 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Australian umpire Darrell Hair, who called spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing, has said in his book that several international bowlers, including India's Harbhajan Singh, have ... Read more...

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Shoaib Akhtar’s autobiography to reveal the inside story


August 13th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An autobiography of Pakistani stump-wrecker Shoaib Akhtar, who holds the record for the fastest delivery in cricket ever clocking 161.3 km/h (100.2 mph), will ... Read more...

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Akhtar pulls out of Sri Lanka League, says he has had enough


June 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 16 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar Thursday pulled out of the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) citing personal reasons, and said he does not want ... Read more...

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Pak team management against Shoaib Akhtar’s swansong appearance


April 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 14(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team management is against the idea of giving a farewell match to legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who retired during the ICC World Cup 2011 last ... Read more...

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Waqar says ‘hard to find a replacement’ for retired Shoaib Akhtar


April 10th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 10(ANI): Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has paid rich tribute to the recently retired fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, and said that it would be hard to find an ideal replacement ... Read more...

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Sindh CM announces Rs0.5mn cash award for each cricketer of Pak WC squad


April 9th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 9(ANI): Sindh Chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced a cash award of 0.5 million rupees for each member of Pakistan's World Cup team.Pakistan, considered underdogs before the ... Read more...

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Azam, Adnan, Taufeeq may replace Razzaq, Kamran, Shahzad in Pak team: Afridi


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 6(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has hinted that batsman Ahmed Shahzad, all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and opener-cum-wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal are likely to be dropped from the Pakistan squad for ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s early dismissal ends hopes of a last face-off with Muralitharan


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The prospects of a last enticing face-off betweenSachin Tendulkar and cricket's most prolific bowler Muttiah Muralitharan were dashed as the Indian batting genius got out ... Read more...

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VIPs jostle for parking space inside PCA Stadium (World Cup Diary)


March 30th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) If there was a parking crunch at the Chandigarh Airport, the scene at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Wednesday was no different with ... Read more...

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Pakistanis pray for great game of cricket


March 28th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Pakistanis on Facebook have said they are "all looking forward to a great game of cricket" at Mohali, while a cricket fan on Twitter said: ... Read more...

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Pakistan debate Shoaib Akhtar recall against India


March 28th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan continues to debate recall of the retiring fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in its line-up for the high-voltage World Cup semi-final clash against India here ... Read more...

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Misbah backs ‘Akhtar factor’ in World Cup semifinal clash with India


March 28th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar 28(ANI): Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq believes that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has a key role to play in the World Cup semifinal against India."Shoaib Akhtar is a class bowler. He ... Read more...

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Playing India motivates Pakistan, says Intikhab (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam Friday said his side is always motivated when they play India."I hope it will be a good game. You can ... Read more...

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Imran warns buoyant Pakistan against complacency in World Cup 2011 winning quest


March 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Pakistan, which romped into the 2011 World Cup semi-finals with a thumping win over the West Indies, must guard against complacency if they want to win the tournament, ... Read more...

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Tendulkar never scared me as much as Gilchrist, Lara: Shoaib Akhtar


March 21st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan's fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who is set to retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011, has said that he would have emerged as ... Read more...

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It’s hard to imagine Pakistan cricket without Shoaib Akhtar: Azhar Ali


March 21st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan's top order player Azhar Ali has expressed shock over fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's decision to retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011, and ... Read more...

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PCB drops Yousuf, Malik, Kaneria from central contracts list


March 10th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 10(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf, former skipper Shoaib Malik, leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and pacer Sohail Tanvir from its central contracts list.Shockingly, wicketkeeper ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Group A


March 9th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 8 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the World Cup Group A match between New Zealand and Pakistan here Tuesday:New Zealand: Martin Guptill b ... Read more...

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World Cup: Scoreboard of New Zealand-Pakistan match


March 8th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 8 (IANS) Scoreboard of the New Zealand innings against Pakistan in a World Cup Group A match here Tuesday.New Zealand: Martin Guptill b Shahid Afridi ... Read more...

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“We are hurt and we are here to hurt”, warns Shoaib Akhtar


March 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 1(ANI): Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has sent out a clear message to the cricket world that the "hurt" Pakistan team would 'heal its wounds' following the numerous controversies that ... Read more...

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Afridi takes four wickets, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs (Lead)


February 27th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 26 (IANS) Captain Shahid Afridi cast a spell taking four wickets as as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs in a World Cup Group A match at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan elect to bat against Sri Lanka


February 26th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the World Cup Group A match at R. Premadasa Stadium here Saturday.Teams: Pakistan: Shahid ... Read more...

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World Cup: Pakistan make slow start against Kenya


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan made a slow start after opting to bat against Kenya in their opening World Cup Group A match at the Mahinda Rajapakse International ... Read more...

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‘Hungry’ Pak, West Indies can “really be dangerous teams” in World Cup 2011: Sohail


February 19th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): Although most critics are backing India and Sri Lanka to bag the ICC World Cup glory, Pakistan and West Indies can "really be dangerous" in the tournament, former ... Read more...

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India are favourites to win World Cup: Zaheer Abbas


February 18th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Zaheer Abbas believes co-host India has the best chance to win the World Cup. The legendary batsman told 'Life Illustrated' in ... Read more...

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Akhtar, Akmal dope-tested ahead of ICC World Cup 2011


February 17th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal were amongst the first players to be taken for random dope testing ahead of the ICC World Cup 2011, ... Read more...

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Pakistan hurt but dangerous: Shoaib Akhtar


February 14th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Veteran pacer Shoaib Akhtar Monday said Pakistan are a "dangerous and hurt" bunch, who are aware that they need to win the World Cup to revive the ... Read more...

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Pak drops Akhtar, Shafiq from second ODI against NZ, four players dope tested


January 25th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 25(ANI): Pakistan has named its final eleven-member squad for the second one-day international against New Zealand, dropping pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar and middle order batsman Asad Shafiq from the ... Read more...

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Pakistan announce World Cup squad without a captain


January 18th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan cricket selectors Tuesday failed to name the captain and excluded senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf from the 15-member squad for the World Cup starting Feb ... Read more...

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Akmal rejoicing return to Pakistan team


January 5th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 5 (IANS) Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal is rejoicing his return to national duty a day after he was picked in Pakistan's 30-man preliminary squad for 2011 World Cup cricket.But ... Read more...

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Abdul Qadir resigned due to “lack of independence”, dispute over Akhtar’s selection


December 29th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Abdul Qadir resigned as Pakistan cricket team's chief selector due to "lack of independence", and "differences" with coach Intikhab Alam and manager Yawar Saeed regarding fast bowler ... Read more...

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Pace bowler Sohail Tanvir included in Pakistan squad for New Zealand tour


December 28th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 28 (ANI): Pakistan cricket selectors have included injury-blighted paceman Sohail Tanvir in the national squad that is currently on the tour of New Zealand.Just two weeks after he was ... Read more...

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Strife-torn Pakistan ideal foe for Black Caps and coach Wright


December 25th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland (New Zealand), Dec. 25 (ANI): John Wright could hardly have asked for a better start to his return to international cricket coaching than an series against a strife-torn Pakistan team ... Read more...

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PCB allows five players to go for ad shoot in Malaysia


December 14th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.14 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has permitted five of its leading players to travel to Malaysia for a commercial shoot in relation to the 2011 World Cup.Shahid ... Read more...

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