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Saqlian questions ‘Doosara’ in present era KARACHI: Master off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq indirectly questioned the legality of "Doosra" in the current era.The inventor of the mystery ball, said that, due to his technique, he never felt any difficulty in managing the away going delivery," he told a private television channel on Thursday.He declined to comment on the official rules, in this regard, saying that it was the job of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter."It (Doosra) can be delivered with the normal bowling action as well, but the bowlers, these days, have to better their techniques and work harder on it to attain perfection", he said."Doosra" is a delivery, from an off-spinner, which drifts away, after pitching, instead of coming in to a right-handed batsman. Under the ICC regulations, a bowler is allowed to flex the elbow, of the bowling arm, at an angle of 15 degrees while delivering the "Doosra".Saqlain Mushtaq, however ...

Akmal in trouble over wedding party LAHORE: Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal could be in fresh trouble with the law after a party for his wedding breached local rules restricting marriage celebrations, police said Wednesday.Officers in the eastern city of Lahore said the 23-year-old international held a function on Tuesday that violated bylaws which say only one food dish can be served at wedding parties, which must end at 10:00 pm.Akmal, who was to wed former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir's daughter Noor ...
Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N. Srinivasan's plea to reinstate him as India's cricket chief, saying he had effectively turned a blind eye to allegations of wrongdoing in the Indian Premier League.The court last month ordered Srinivasan to stand aside as president of the Indian board, installing batting great Sunil Gavaskar to oversee the latest edition of the Twenty20 tournament which opens later Wednesday.Srinivasan, seen as the most powerful man in world ...
Blind T20 Cricket from April 24 ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Twenty-20 Blind Cricket Tournament will be staged at two different venues Islamabad and Abbottabad from April 24 to 30 with 12 teams battling it for the title.Talking to APP, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said the teams participating in the mega event include Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Bahawalpur, Okara, Gujranwala, Azad Kashmir, Peshawar, Faisalabad and PBCC Young Stars.Sultan Shah said we will be ...
PCB may cut Ajmal's English county stint LAHORE: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country's hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka."We are still discussing how much time he (Ajmal) can be away as we now have a scheduled series in Sri Lanka," Pakistan Cricket Board chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed told AFP.PCB finalised a two-Test and three one-day match series in Sri Lanka, which is ...
Paceman Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced KARACHI: Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday.PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Aamir's five-year ban could be reduced by 12 months.Aamir, 21, was banned for a minimum five years in 2011 for spot-fixing during ...
Big Three's ICC deal benefits Pakistan LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi said Friday his country will get eight years of series, including with archrivals India, earning $30 million, after agreeing to the revamp of the game's governing body.Pakistan had opposed changes to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which hand the majority of powers and revenues to the "big three" of international cricket, India, Australia and England.The suggested reforms were approved by majority (eight out of 10 countries in favour) at ...


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