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England cricketers could testify in trio’s case in UK

England cricketers could testify in trio’s case in UK

LONDON – England’s Test cricketers may be re-interviewed by police as the Crown Prosecution Services prepares its case against the three Pakistan players banned for spot-fixing by the ICC early this month. They could even be asked to appear as witnesses to events on the field, and in particular the three no-balls at the center of the scandal, during the fourth Test at Lord’s in August last year, ‘Daily Mail’ reported.
England captain Andrew Strauss and other players who faced

Former cricketers feel sorry for trio

LAHORE – Some of the former cricketers and officials feel sorry for the banned players, but have welcomed the ICC decision which would help clean off corruption from the game.
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan believes that the trio should challenge the ICC commission’s decision if they are innocent. He said that the decision would not entirely end the practice of match-fixing or spot-fixing but would surely help control the menace.
Moin said that he believes that the ICC

Lahore blind cricketers set final date with Okara

LAHORE – Lahore and Okara have reached the final of the PBCC National Blind Cricket T20 Cup, which will be played today at the New Campus Cricket Ground, Punjab University. On Thursday, the semifinal games were played in which Lahore beat Gujranwala while Okara moved past Sheikhupura.
In the first semifinal, Lahore defeated Gujranwala by nine wickets. Gujranwala lost all their wickets in 12.1 overs for just 74 runs. Muhammad Akram was the top scorer with 32 runs. Lahore’s Shariq

Afghan women cricketers aim to hit rivals for six

KABUL – In a park where men are banned, surrounded by walls topped with barbed wire in a country embroiled in war, a group of Afghan women play a controversial game — cricket.
Afghanistan’s first national women’s cricket team — whose existence would be inconceivable under the hardline Taliban Islamists fighting to regain power — are practising for their international debut.
The team, many of whom play in headscarves, will compete against other female sides from across

Cricketers to get central contracts in two weeks

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to hand out central contracts to players for the year by the end of this month, it was learnt on Monday. The contracts are to be handed over after scrutiny of certain players for alleged corruption.
Sources in the board said that former captain Shoaib Malik or Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria were unlikely to be included in the new central contracts list until they satisfied the PCB’s integrity committee and got unofficial clearance to

Women cricketers await prize money

LAHORE – Pakistan women cricketers who won the gold medal in the Asian Games still await the prize money announced by the government.
The Prime Minister announced Rs 8 million for the team and construction of a separate stadium for the women’s cricket, but even after the passage of two and a half months the prize money has not been given.

PCB employs spy agencies to probe cricketers’ assets

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board’s integrity committee has asked the three sidelined cricketers to explain the details of their assets.
It has been learnt that the PCB has also held secret investigation to check the details of the players’ assets and for the purpose it has also acquired the help of government agencies.
The PCB has asked Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria to submit the details of their assets and also requested the ICC to grant extension in

Aamer criticises former cricketers

LAHORE – Former Pakistan batsman and PCB’s Game Development Director Aamer Sohail has slammed former team-mate Ramiz Raja for saying that domestic cricket was based on quantity than quality.
“I don’t know how Ramiz said that Pakistan cricket doesn’t have quality,” PakPassion quoted Sohail, as saying.
Former cricketers have ruined Pakistan cricket because when current format of domestic cricket was introduced, they should have thought about introducing teams like Quetta to

Yet another IPL snub for Pakistan cricketers

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s cricketers will continue to miss out on the Indian Premier League bonanza after none of them were included in the auction for next year’s money-spinning event, organisers said Tuesday.
No Pakistani featured in a list of 416 players whose services will be auctioned in Bangalore on January 8-9 for the fourth edition of the Twenty20 tournament, which is to be held in April and May.
Pakistani cricketers took part in the inaugural IPL in 2008, but were

Hashami encourages blind cricketers

LAHORE – Evacuee Property Board Chairman Asif Hashami has said that efforts are being made for the encouragement of the country’s national champions.
He expressed this during a meeting with a delegation of blind cricketers led by Captain Abdur Razzak and members Mohammad Shahzad, Nabeel Shaukat and Fida Shahzad.
He said that a meeting of the blind cricket team is being arranged with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani so that their problems are resolved at the earliest.

Five cricketers get permission for World Cup shoots

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally permitted its five leading players to travel to Malaysia for a commercial shoot regarding the 2011 World Cup. An official of the board confirmed that Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul and Abdul Razzaq had been given permission to travel to Malaysia for two days for the shoot.
“The board has allowed them permission after the national training camp ended in Lahore. Another reason is that the beverages company

Royal Palm hosts reception for women cricketers

LAHORE: The Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Wednesday hosted a reception in honour of the Asian Games gold medal winning Pakistan women cricket team. The girls and the coaching staff of the team were accorded standing ovation and were presented with shields. The team was accompanied by PCB Women Wing Chairperson Bushra Aitzaz.
The club’s media director Khawaja Parvaiz Saeed opened the welcome address and informed the ladies about the Royal Palm sporting facilities. He said

Kamran joins cricketers threatening to sue Mazhar

LAHORE: Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal said Tuesday he will also sue Mazher Majeed for branding him as a spot-fixer. Akmal joins three other players, brother Umar, Wahab Riaz and Imran Farhat in deciding to file a case against Majeed. In a video leaked last week, Majeed was seen naming the four as being on his pay roll and involved in spot-fixing. Majeed had earlier also said Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammed Amir helped him fix matches.
“Majeed was just my

Spot-fixing hearing – ICC dismisses Pakistan cricketers’ appeal

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday rejected the appeals of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Aamer against suspensions for spot-fixing.
The two, along with fast bowler Mohammad Asif, were provisionally suspended by the ICC over allegations they were involved in spot-fixing during Pakistan’s summer tour of England.
All three appealed, but Asif later withdrew his application. ICC code of conduct commissioner Michael Beloff announced the

‘T20 cricketers’ security compromised’

Board’s security advisor Colonel (r) Waseem not cooperating with police to improve security arrangements
Had exchanged hot words with police when terrorists attacked worship place of Ahmedis at Model Town
Personal differences between the Model Town Police and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Security Advisor Colonel (r) Waseem have left a question mark on the security being provided to the Faysal Bank T20 tournament, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday. According