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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lalit Modi's disciplinary hearings next month

Lalit Modi
The Indian cricket board's disciplinary committee looking into the suspension of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi Sunday fixed two sets of dates for the hearings in September.

In a statement, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said the dates for recording of evidence and cross examination were fixed Sep 13-15 or Sep 26-28.

'In case the evidence on behalf of BCCI gets completed on these dates an assessment would be made by 15th of September with regard to witness and advance statements of Modi's witnesses,' Shetty said.

He said that the board would submit a list of witnesses along with their statements on or before Sep 7 with an advance copy to Modi's counsels.



'It will be the responsibility of the BCCI to make these witnesses available for cross-examination by the counsel of Modi. The next dates for hearing are fixed for these purposes. Upon completion of the BCCI's evidence, counsel for Modi would thereafter submit a list of witnesses which they want to produce. A week would be given for filing of witness statements and making them available for cross-examination,' Shetty said.

Counsel for BCCI and Modi were directed to file a statement indicating the documents of the other side which they dispute and this will be completed by Sep 7.

Counsel for Modi indicated that participation in this enquiry is without prejudice of the right to challenge the orders that the committee passed Aug 11

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Lalit Modi's disciplinary hearings next month

Lalit Modi
The Indian cricket board's disciplinary committee looking into the suspension of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi Sunday fixed two sets of dates for the hearings in September.

In a statement, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said the dates for recording of evidence and cross examination were fixed Sep 13-15 or Sep 26-28.

'In case the evidence on behalf of BCCI gets completed on these dates an assessment would be made by 15th of September with regard to witness and advance statements of Modi's witnesses,' Shetty said.

He said that the board would submit a list of witnesses along with their statements on or before Sep 7 with an advance copy to Modi's counsels.



'It will be the responsibility of the BCCI to make these witnesses available for cross-examination by the counsel of Modi. The next dates for hearing are fixed for these purposes. Upon completion of the BCCI's evidence, counsel for Modi would thereafter submit a list of witnesses which they want to produce. A week would be given for filing of witness statements and making them available for cross-examination,' Shetty said.

Counsel for BCCI and Modi were directed to file a statement indicating the documents of the other side which they dispute and this will be completed by Sep 7.

Counsel for Modi indicated that participation in this enquiry is without prejudice of the right to challenge the orders that the committee passed Aug 11

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Give Pakistan cricket team a chance of redemption

Salman Butt
Salman Butt,Pakistan's captain  right, and bowler Mohammad Amir are two of the players implicated in the spot fixing allegations. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
There are two possible reactions to the alleged betting scam involving the Pakistan team: you can cut them adrift, as Martin Samuel suggested in a beautifully composed article in the Daily Mail yesterday, or you can try to get them out of this mess. The cricket authorities, with their matchless ability to get it wrong in almost every situation, will try to do a bit of both, and thus make things worse.

The England and Wales Cricket Board's priority seems to be to ensure that the rest of the Pakistan tour goes ahead – but without the alleged scammers being allowed to play. This is offensive at several levels: it assumes their guilt, thus reversing the usual judicial imperative; it puts money before principle (in some ways rather appropriate in the circumstances); and it makes a mockery of the cricket which would be played. England are already much the stronger team; now Pakistan would be deprived of their two best bowlers. The matches would be pointless.



Far better to scrap the rest of the tour, and, instead of playing a Pakistan XI, let England play a hastily assembled World XI, perhaps including some of the untainted Pakistan players (the supposed would-be whistleblower Shahid Afridi might, symbolically, be allowed to captain), alongside some greats of the past and the present from other countries. Put out urgent calls for Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara; get Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain to strap their pads on one last time; organise a festival of cricket that encapsulates the most cherished features of this best of all games. And give a hefty percentage of the proceeds to flood relief in Pakistan.

That's the immediate problem dealt with. The longer-term challenge – tackling the institutionalised corruption in Pakistan cricket – is, of course, more complicated. But far from banning the players involved, I would try to understand why they did it (if indeed they did), give them a slap on the wrists, and offer them one last chance. This is partly because I believe in the possibility of redemption, partly because it would be criminal (sinful even) never to allow the 18-year-old Mohammad Amir to play Test cricket again, but also because the key to the problem is not the uniquely vicious or stupid nature of Pakistan's cricketers, it is the circumstances in which they have been forced to play.



The infrastructure of first-class cricket in Pakistan has always been shaky; now it is almost non-existent. Selection policies are unfathomable. Captains and players come and go with breathtaking speed. The life of the Pakistan cricketer can be nasty, brutish and short. Little wonder they take the money while they can. They are far less well paid than their English, Indian and Australian counterparts. In this series they will have been earning perhaps a tenth the amount of their rivals. How tempting it must be to bowl a no ball – something which will have little bearing on the overall match – for a substantial amount of money, more probably than they will earn for slogging away for five days against a well-paid, carefully honed team that has a battery of coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, video analysts and, no doubt, accountants to support it. This has been a series between the first world and the developing world, and is it any wonder that cracks have appeared in the team representing the latter? Pakistan have some immensely talented players, but they play in a vacuum; they are having to make it up for themselves as they go along.

Also, think about the psychology of this team. They have been on the road for months, in Australia and England, living in anonymous hotels, bored to death, surrounded by sycophants and bloodsuckers offering them gifts and money … and perhaps suggesting that if they don't take the easy option bad things might befall their families back home in Pakistan. Current and former England players, blessed with the stability and comparative riches of the game here, have rushed to judgment without knowing any of the true facts or trying to understand the pressures on the Pakistan players.

Pakistan currently play no home Tests because of the security situation in that country; they are a team of exiles, forced to carry on because world cricket only has nine Test-playing countries and can't afford to lose one, especially one with Pakistan's rich cricketing heritage. The roots of the game have withered in Pakistan, and this group of talented young players tour the world like cricket's equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters. They are cricketing mercenaries, and we should not be surprised if sometimes they act in that way.

So, the solution? Pakistan should take a cricketing time out. This is a team that represents a failing state, and both the state and the team need help. Set up a board of unimpeachable figures from Pakistan and world cricket to set about overhauling the game in Pakistan. Identify the best 50 cricketers in Pakistan and attach two of them to county sides in England and state teams in Australia, to embed them in the structure of world cricket. Let them play in the Indian Premier League – they are currently excluded – so they can share the largesse of the top cricketers in other countries.

Assume that for five years at least it will not be possible for visiting teams to tour Pakistan, so let them play "home" Tests in Sharjah and elsewhere in the Gulf, where a large population of migrant workers from Pakistan give them a base of support. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will have to underwrite all this, as well as starting to rebuild the domestic game in Pakistan. And give all past wrongdoers an amnesty. Yes, what they did was disgraceful, but special circumstances prevailed, and sadly professional sportsmen do not in general take a romantic view of sport. They are more interested in their bank balance than in beauty, put accumulation before aesthetics. It is we, the fans, who seek some grand narrative in sport, even a sort of spiritual salvation. Players just play, and happily usually play to win, since that guarantees them money and sporting longevity. When that breaks down – as in Pakistan, which no longer seems to do longevity when it comes to sporting careers and where losing can sometimes be more lucrative than winning – the rules of sport are turned upside down.

Rather than condemn and punish, let's try to understand and repair – the old liberal nostrum. Recognise the structural nature of the problem in Pakistan, let the past wrongdoers carry on playing, pay them properly so they aren't tempted by shady fixers, and integrate them into world cricket. What 18-year-old hasn't done something profoundly stupid? A single violation should surely not cost him what could be a magical career? His cricketing life has just begun; let him live it. Redeemed and with 600 Test wickets in 10 years' time, he can tell succeeding generations how close he came to destruction.

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Give Pakistan cricket team a chance of redemption

Salman Butt
Salman Butt,Pakistan's captain  right, and bowler Mohammad Amir are two of the players implicated in the spot fixing allegations. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
There are two possible reactions to the alleged betting scam involving the Pakistan team: you can cut them adrift, as Martin Samuel suggested in a beautifully composed article in the Daily Mail yesterday, or you can try to get them out of this mess. The cricket authorities, with their matchless ability to get it wrong in almost every situation, will try to do a bit of both, and thus make things worse.

The England and Wales Cricket Board's priority seems to be to ensure that the rest of the Pakistan tour goes ahead – but without the alleged scammers being allowed to play. This is offensive at several levels: it assumes their guilt, thus reversing the usual judicial imperative; it puts money before principle (in some ways rather appropriate in the circumstances); and it makes a mockery of the cricket which would be played. England are already much the stronger team; now Pakistan would be deprived of their two best bowlers. The matches would be pointless.



Far better to scrap the rest of the tour, and, instead of playing a Pakistan XI, let England play a hastily assembled World XI, perhaps including some of the untainted Pakistan players (the supposed would-be whistleblower Shahid Afridi might, symbolically, be allowed to captain), alongside some greats of the past and the present from other countries. Put out urgent calls for Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara; get Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain to strap their pads on one last time; organise a festival of cricket that encapsulates the most cherished features of this best of all games. And give a hefty percentage of the proceeds to flood relief in Pakistan.

That's the immediate problem dealt with. The longer-term challenge – tackling the institutionalised corruption in Pakistan cricket – is, of course, more complicated. But far from banning the players involved, I would try to understand why they did it (if indeed they did), give them a slap on the wrists, and offer them one last chance. This is partly because I believe in the possibility of redemption, partly because it would be criminal (sinful even) never to allow the 18-year-old Mohammad Amir to play Test cricket again, but also because the key to the problem is not the uniquely vicious or stupid nature of Pakistan's cricketers, it is the circumstances in which they have been forced to play.



The infrastructure of first-class cricket in Pakistan has always been shaky; now it is almost non-existent. Selection policies are unfathomable. Captains and players come and go with breathtaking speed. The life of the Pakistan cricketer can be nasty, brutish and short. Little wonder they take the money while they can. They are far less well paid than their English, Indian and Australian counterparts. In this series they will have been earning perhaps a tenth the amount of their rivals. How tempting it must be to bowl a no ball – something which will have little bearing on the overall match – for a substantial amount of money, more probably than they will earn for slogging away for five days against a well-paid, carefully honed team that has a battery of coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, video analysts and, no doubt, accountants to support it. This has been a series between the first world and the developing world, and is it any wonder that cracks have appeared in the team representing the latter? Pakistan have some immensely talented players, but they play in a vacuum; they are having to make it up for themselves as they go along.

Also, think about the psychology of this team. They have been on the road for months, in Australia and England, living in anonymous hotels, bored to death, surrounded by sycophants and bloodsuckers offering them gifts and money … and perhaps suggesting that if they don't take the easy option bad things might befall their families back home in Pakistan. Current and former England players, blessed with the stability and comparative riches of the game here, have rushed to judgment without knowing any of the true facts or trying to understand the pressures on the Pakistan players.

Pakistan currently play no home Tests because of the security situation in that country; they are a team of exiles, forced to carry on because world cricket only has nine Test-playing countries and can't afford to lose one, especially one with Pakistan's rich cricketing heritage. The roots of the game have withered in Pakistan, and this group of talented young players tour the world like cricket's equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters. They are cricketing mercenaries, and we should not be surprised if sometimes they act in that way.

So, the solution? Pakistan should take a cricketing time out. This is a team that represents a failing state, and both the state and the team need help. Set up a board of unimpeachable figures from Pakistan and world cricket to set about overhauling the game in Pakistan. Identify the best 50 cricketers in Pakistan and attach two of them to county sides in England and state teams in Australia, to embed them in the structure of world cricket. Let them play in the Indian Premier League – they are currently excluded – so they can share the largesse of the top cricketers in other countries.

Assume that for five years at least it will not be possible for visiting teams to tour Pakistan, so let them play "home" Tests in Sharjah and elsewhere in the Gulf, where a large population of migrant workers from Pakistan give them a base of support. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will have to underwrite all this, as well as starting to rebuild the domestic game in Pakistan. And give all past wrongdoers an amnesty. Yes, what they did was disgraceful, but special circumstances prevailed, and sadly professional sportsmen do not in general take a romantic view of sport. They are more interested in their bank balance than in beauty, put accumulation before aesthetics. It is we, the fans, who seek some grand narrative in sport, even a sort of spiritual salvation. Players just play, and happily usually play to win, since that guarantees them money and sporting longevity. When that breaks down – as in Pakistan, which no longer seems to do longevity when it comes to sporting careers and where losing can sometimes be more lucrative than winning – the rules of sport are turned upside down.

Rather than condemn and punish, let's try to understand and repair – the old liberal nostrum. Recognise the structural nature of the problem in Pakistan, let the past wrongdoers carry on playing, pay them properly so they aren't tempted by shady fixers, and integrate them into world cricket. What 18-year-old hasn't done something profoundly stupid? A single violation should surely not cost him what could be a magical career? His cricketing life has just begun; let him live it. Redeemed and with 600 Test wickets in 10 years' time, he can tell succeeding generations how close he came to destruction.

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Broad and Swann say Pakistan tour should continue

Stuart Broad
Said by Stuart Broad "the limited overs internationals against Pakistan should go ahead despite the betting scandal that has engulfed the tourists.
Broad, who scored 169 in England's win in the fourth Test at Lord's, stated he and his team-mates were keen to play.

"We shouldn't call it off on the back of an investigation that is ongoing," Broad wrote in the Daily Mail.
"It is up to others to decide if any of the Pakistan players involved in those allegations should miss those games."
All-rounder Broad, whose innings at Lord's was the second-highest by a number nine in Test history, added that he and his team-mates were still in a "state of shock" over the allegations of spot-fixing.

"I never dreamt there was anything untoward about our victories," added the Nottinghamshire all-rounder, whose record-breaking knock helped seal a 3-1 series win.
"I have absolutely no doubts that Pakistan were giving everything to try to win that match.
"When Pakistan did not come out to practice on the fourth day [Sunday], it did cross our minds that we might have another forfeited Test on our hands.



"When we shook hands with their players afterwards - and there was never any suggestion that we weren't going to do that - we just said the normal things even though it seemed wrong somehow to celebrate as strongly as we would normally do."

Spinner Graeme Swann said he had no qualms about the two Twenty20 matches and five one-day internationals going ahead.

"I love one-day cricket and, with nothing proved, I have no problem whatsoever who I play against," Swann, who took 22 wickets in the Test series against Pakistan, wrote in The Sun.

"What I want most is that cricket gets back in the papers for the right reasons - for someone to score an unbelievable hundred or produce a great spell of bowling.
"It's terrible for cricket to have something like this hanging over it. We want a clean game and that's what the spectators deserve."

However, former England captain Michael Vaughan questioned whether the final leg of the tour should go ahead.
"It's difficult to focus on the series," he said. "Everybody will be looking back and asking questions.
"If I'd been playing and I'd got a hundred, or somebody like Graeme Swann who took so many wickets, you're bound to ask questions - are they legitimate runs or wickets?
"It's very difficult for the one-day series, everybody will be studying every aspect, any no-balls or wides or somebody getting out in a particular fashion."
And current England captain Andrew Strauss said it was up to cricket's administrators to decide whether the series should go ahead or not.
"That is something for the ICC [International Cricket Council], ECB [England and Wales Cricket Broad] and PCB [Pakistan Cricket Board] to sit down and decide what the best way forward is," he stated.
"Clearly there are going to be some very strong reasons for the series to go ahead, but they are also going to have to sit down and think about what is the right thing to do.
That's their decision."
England's innings-and-225-run win over the tourists at Lord's was overshadowed by the spot-fixing allegations made against Pakistan, which came to light on Sunday.

Strauss's opposite number Salman Butt, bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal were all named in a News of the World report which led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man from outside the Pakistan squad, who was bailed without charge on Monday, in connection with the controversy.

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Broad and Swann say Pakistan tour should continue

Stuart Broad
Said by Stuart Broad "the limited overs internationals against Pakistan should go ahead despite the betting scandal that has engulfed the tourists.
Broad, who scored 169 in England's win in the fourth Test at Lord's, stated he and his team-mates were keen to play.

"We shouldn't call it off on the back of an investigation that is ongoing," Broad wrote in the Daily Mail.
"It is up to others to decide if any of the Pakistan players involved in those allegations should miss those games."
All-rounder Broad, whose innings at Lord's was the second-highest by a number nine in Test history, added that he and his team-mates were still in a "state of shock" over the allegations of spot-fixing.

"I never dreamt there was anything untoward about our victories," added the Nottinghamshire all-rounder, whose record-breaking knock helped seal a 3-1 series win.
"I have absolutely no doubts that Pakistan were giving everything to try to win that match.
"When Pakistan did not come out to practice on the fourth day [Sunday], it did cross our minds that we might have another forfeited Test on our hands.



"When we shook hands with their players afterwards - and there was never any suggestion that we weren't going to do that - we just said the normal things even though it seemed wrong somehow to celebrate as strongly as we would normally do."

Spinner Graeme Swann said he had no qualms about the two Twenty20 matches and five one-day internationals going ahead.

"I love one-day cricket and, with nothing proved, I have no problem whatsoever who I play against," Swann, who took 22 wickets in the Test series against Pakistan, wrote in The Sun.

"What I want most is that cricket gets back in the papers for the right reasons - for someone to score an unbelievable hundred or produce a great spell of bowling.
"It's terrible for cricket to have something like this hanging over it. We want a clean game and that's what the spectators deserve."

However, former England captain Michael Vaughan questioned whether the final leg of the tour should go ahead.
"It's difficult to focus on the series," he said. "Everybody will be looking back and asking questions.
"If I'd been playing and I'd got a hundred, or somebody like Graeme Swann who took so many wickets, you're bound to ask questions - are they legitimate runs or wickets?
"It's very difficult for the one-day series, everybody will be studying every aspect, any no-balls or wides or somebody getting out in a particular fashion."
And current England captain Andrew Strauss said it was up to cricket's administrators to decide whether the series should go ahead or not.
"That is something for the ICC [International Cricket Council], ECB [England and Wales Cricket Broad] and PCB [Pakistan Cricket Board] to sit down and decide what the best way forward is," he stated.
"Clearly there are going to be some very strong reasons for the series to go ahead, but they are also going to have to sit down and think about what is the right thing to do.
That's their decision."
England's innings-and-225-run win over the tourists at Lord's was overshadowed by the spot-fixing allegations made against Pakistan, which came to light on Sunday.

Strauss's opposite number Salman Butt, bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal were all named in a News of the World report which led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man from outside the Pakistan squad, who was bailed without charge on Monday, in connection with the controversy.

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Cricket scandal could hit flood aid for Pakistan

he match fixing scandal could hit aid for victims of floods that have ravaged Pakistan, feared a British MP who added that it was "absolutely the worst thing that could have happened now". Khalid Mahmood, a Labour MP from Perry Barr in Birmingham, Said : "It’s very damaging to Pakistan, especially to the relief effort."

"It’s very negative and absolutely the worst thing that could have happened now. A lot of people of Pakistani origin are hugely disappointed to the extent that they don’t want to have any association with the cricket team any more. They feel hugely let down and disgraced," Daily Express Tuesday quoted him as saying.

Mazhar Majeed, a 35-year-old agent, was caught on videotape accepting 150,000 pounds in a sting operation conducted by The News of the World (NOTW) tabloid.



Three Pakistani players - captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir - are charged with under-performing in the fourth Test match between England and Pakistan.

The MP said that people will think twice before giving cash.

"It will have a knock-on effect.

"The people (of Pakistan) will have many more troubles heading their way because of the flooding, through disease and famine, so they are in desperate need of help. But such a disgraceful, negative story will cancel out an awful lot of good work that has been done."

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Cricket scandal could hit flood aid for Pakistan

he match fixing scandal could hit aid for victims of floods that have ravaged Pakistan, feared a British MP who added that it was "absolutely the worst thing that could have happened now". Khalid Mahmood, a Labour MP from Perry Barr in Birmingham, Said : "It’s very damaging to Pakistan, especially to the relief effort."

"It’s very negative and absolutely the worst thing that could have happened now. A lot of people of Pakistani origin are hugely disappointed to the extent that they don’t want to have any association with the cricket team any more. They feel hugely let down and disgraced," Daily Express Tuesday quoted him as saying.

Mazhar Majeed, a 35-year-old agent, was caught on videotape accepting 150,000 pounds in a sting operation conducted by The News of the World (NOTW) tabloid.



Three Pakistani players - captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir - are charged with under-performing in the fourth Test match between England and Pakistan.

The MP said that people will think twice before giving cash.

"It will have a knock-on effect.

"The people (of Pakistan) will have many more troubles heading their way because of the flooding, through disease and famine, so they are in desperate need of help. But such a disgraceful, negative story will cancel out an awful lot of good work that has been done."

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Veena Malik, the woman who got tongues 'WAG'ging

Veena Malik
Veena Malik, the recent most-controversial cricket WAG, has exposed some dark truths of Pakistan cricketers, especially her ex-boyfriend Mohammed Asif. “A whistle-blower or a woman scorned?” as newspaper Daily News & Analysis puts her, Malik’s revelations have undoubtedly raised

eyebrows. At the same time, they are suspected to be a weapon of revenge as Asif had dumped her to marry another woman.
Veena Malik, a Pakistan-based actress, model and comedian, is a popular star in the country’s film and television industry. Known for her mimicry skills, the actress has also appeared in a few films, including an Indian one. Her website boasts the movie Mohbatan Sachian as her biggest hit and a milestone in her film career.

Relationship with Asif

Veena’s affair and breakup with Mohammad Asif was much talked about in Pakistan. It is even said that the couple married secretly, however denied strongly by them. DNA’s website reports that the couple met in a party in Lahore in 2009, where the cricketer apparently came drunk. Though both became friends, Veena was always annoyed by his drinking habit. Asif used to take Ecstasy pills, Veena claims in the report.

Veena’s manager Sohail reveals that Asif and Veena’s friendship blossomed after the former was banned from Cricket for doping, when she helped him financially. But the gay days didn’t last long as soon their relationship met a dead end.

Malik broke up with Asif after the latter married as per his parents wishes. Veena had filed a court case against Asif for recovery of some Rs 13 million earlier this year after their break-up, with the cricketer denying he owed her anything.

After an ugly exchange of allegations in the media, both reached a settlement on the intervention of a mutual friend.

Whistle-blower?

Before Sunday, Veena never revealed to media the alleged match-fixing side of Asif, though she claims that she knew a lot. "Asif used to call up this Indian bookmaker and other bookies as well on the phone of his servant. I have evidence of the messages he exchanged with the bookies," she said as she waved around a paper having a list of messages.

Veena said Asif had told her that Pakistan would not win any Test series until 2010 and that good money was to be earned from spot fixing without affecting results of the matches.

"I have more evidence of his involvement and I can show that he and some other players also indulged in spot fixing on the Australian tour," she said.

Malik also alleged that Asif had paid bribes to escape a longer suspension when he tested positive in a dope test during the Indian Premier League two years back.

She told the Frontline programme on Pakistan's Express News network, "When Pakistan started losing in Australia, I jokingly said: 'For God's sake, win a match.' To this, he replied 'we won't win anything until 2010'."

The New Zealand Herald reports Veena as saying that before the Pakistan team flew out to Australia for matches last December, Asif made a sudden visit to meet bookmakers in Bangkok.

"One day, he got business-class tickets and went to Bangkok," she said. "He told me that he was offered $40,000. I advised him not to be part of such activities but he did not listen. Instead, he went ahead and demanded $200,000," it is reported.

The report adds: "Since he came back, he has been totally involved in this. Once he told me that the entire Pakistan team is involved. From head to toe, the Pakistan players and officials are involved."

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Veena Malik, the woman who got tongues 'WAG'ging

Veena Malik
Veena Malik, the recent most-controversial cricket WAG, has exposed some dark truths of Pakistan cricketers, especially her ex-boyfriend Mohammed Asif. “A whistle-blower or a woman scorned?” as newspaper Daily News & Analysis puts her, Malik’s revelations have undoubtedly raised

eyebrows. At the same time, they are suspected to be a weapon of revenge as Asif had dumped her to marry another woman.
Veena Malik, a Pakistan-based actress, model and comedian, is a popular star in the country’s film and television industry. Known for her mimicry skills, the actress has also appeared in a few films, including an Indian one. Her website boasts the movie Mohbatan Sachian as her biggest hit and a milestone in her film career.

Relationship with Asif

Veena’s affair and breakup with Mohammad Asif was much talked about in Pakistan. It is even said that the couple married secretly, however denied strongly by them. DNA’s website reports that the couple met in a party in Lahore in 2009, where the cricketer apparently came drunk. Though both became friends, Veena was always annoyed by his drinking habit. Asif used to take Ecstasy pills, Veena claims in the report.

Veena’s manager Sohail reveals that Asif and Veena’s friendship blossomed after the former was banned from Cricket for doping, when she helped him financially. But the gay days didn’t last long as soon their relationship met a dead end.

Malik broke up with Asif after the latter married as per his parents wishes. Veena had filed a court case against Asif for recovery of some Rs 13 million earlier this year after their break-up, with the cricketer denying he owed her anything.

After an ugly exchange of allegations in the media, both reached a settlement on the intervention of a mutual friend.

Whistle-blower?

Before Sunday, Veena never revealed to media the alleged match-fixing side of Asif, though she claims that she knew a lot. "Asif used to call up this Indian bookmaker and other bookies as well on the phone of his servant. I have evidence of the messages he exchanged with the bookies," she said as she waved around a paper having a list of messages.

Veena said Asif had told her that Pakistan would not win any Test series until 2010 and that good money was to be earned from spot fixing without affecting results of the matches.

"I have more evidence of his involvement and I can show that he and some other players also indulged in spot fixing on the Australian tour," she said.

Malik also alleged that Asif had paid bribes to escape a longer suspension when he tested positive in a dope test during the Indian Premier League two years back.

She told the Frontline programme on Pakistan's Express News network, "When Pakistan started losing in Australia, I jokingly said: 'For God's sake, win a match.' To this, he replied 'we won't win anything until 2010'."

The New Zealand Herald reports Veena as saying that before the Pakistan team flew out to Australia for matches last December, Asif made a sudden visit to meet bookmakers in Bangkok.

"One day, he got business-class tickets and went to Bangkok," she said. "He told me that he was offered $40,000. I advised him not to be part of such activities but he did not listen. Instead, he went ahead and demanded $200,000," it is reported.

The report adds: "Since he came back, he has been totally involved in this. Once he told me that the entire Pakistan team is involved. From head to toe, the Pakistan players and officials are involved."

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Monday, August 30, 2010

India blocks use of umpire review system for upcoming Australia series

The BCCI has blocked the use of the UDRS for the India-Australia series to be played in October.

This has, however, come as a surprise for Cricket Australia, who had been told the matter would be taken up when officials made a pre-tour inspection.

"There won't be any UDRS in the series. We have already written to the International Cricket Council," said BCCI Chief Administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty.

The ICC has come up with a ruling, which allows the cricket playing nations to choose whether they wish to use it on a series-by-series basis.

This has led to considerable confusion among players and umpires, who may operate under one system for a series before having to switch back to the other, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Australia play two Tests and three ODIs on their India tour in October.

Earlier last month, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said the DRS is still not a hundred per cent correct system.



Indian Captain said "We have seen that, in spite of having the DRS, not everything goes correct. Most of the teams have played a series under the DRS, so it is important now to come up with a foolproof plan,"

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India blocks use of umpire review system for upcoming Australia series

The BCCI has blocked the use of the UDRS for the India-Australia series to be played in October.

This has, however, come as a surprise for Cricket Australia, who had been told the matter would be taken up when officials made a pre-tour inspection.

"There won't be any UDRS in the series. We have already written to the International Cricket Council," said BCCI Chief Administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty.

The ICC has come up with a ruling, which allows the cricket playing nations to choose whether they wish to use it on a series-by-series basis.

This has led to considerable confusion among players and umpires, who may operate under one system for a series before having to switch back to the other, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Australia play two Tests and three ODIs on their India tour in October.

Earlier last month, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said the DRS is still not a hundred per cent correct system.



Indian Captain said "We have seen that, in spite of having the DRS, not everything goes correct. Most of the teams have played a series under the DRS, so it is important now to come up with a foolproof plan,"

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New Zealand Cricket creates IPL window for players

New Zealand Cricket 
The creation of a participation window for New Zealand cricketers in the IPL and the establishment of a players' retirement fund are among the salient features of an eight-year agreement between the national board, the players association and the six major domestic associations.

Said by Vaughan  "ground-breaking" eight-year term of the deal that he said would provide stability to the country's cricketing structure. "Through the eight years $65 million is guaranteed to fund grassroots cricket and a further $25 million is ring-fenced for NZC reserves. These elements underwrite the future of cricket in this country.

"The long-term approach has allowed all parties to plan with certainty for the future and ensure that investment levels can be maintained into grassroots cricket. This is particularly important considering the significant changes we have seen to the shape of cricket in recent times," Vaughan said.

Heath Mills, executive manager of the New Zealand Cricket Players Association welcomed the partnership and said the new arrangement would help retain players for national duty. "The negotiating parties have worked hard to create an outcome which is good for cricket, good for players and secures the future of the game - and we believe we have achieved that," he said.



The agreement is arranged around a new financial model, with professional cricket assuming the risk to guarantee the funding to grassroots cricket and support functions, but also being incentivised to grow NZC's financial return.

Key features of the new agreement:

An eight-year term lasting through August 2018
All calculations within the new agreement are based on an eight-year commercial revenue forecast for NZC of approximately $360 million

$152 million will be guaranteed from professional cricket during the term of the new agreement to underpin the game at all levels in New Zealand, including:

$65 million of guaranteed funding to grassroots cricket (From 2002- 2010, approximately $40-45 million was invested in grassroots cricket)

The ring-fencing of $25 million to NZC reserves from the hosting of the 2015 World Cup
A "risk and reward" model, whereby in return for providing certainly to amateur funding and absorbing any financial shortfall, the professional game then receives a far greater share of any revenues achieved above forecast

Revenue generated above forecast will be split 65:35 in favour of the player pool for the first $60 million and 50:50 beyond that

The provision of a player payment pool equating to 27% of NZC revenue in the first four years of the agreement and 28.1% in the second four years

Contract retainers and match fees at international level remain the same as the last agreement in Year 1 and then increase by 2.5% per annum thereafter

Contract retainers and match fees at domestic level increase modestly in Year 1 with contract retainers then increasing by 2.5% per annum, and match fees also increase modestly per annum
The establishment of a retirement fund

A partnership approach to the management of professional cricket, including the establishment of a Professional Cricket Advisory Board to advise on management of the professional cricket environment (while the parties continue to maintain their existing core decision-making rights and responsibilities)
A clear participation window for New Zealand players to participate in the annual Indian Premier League if they secure contracts from participating teams

An increase in the number of players contracted per team by Major Associations from 12 to 15 over the course of the first four years of the agreement

The introduction of a contract elevation system whereby players who do not have contracts at international or domestic level will be able to earn a contract once they've played a certain number of matches at the respective level

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New Zealand Cricket creates IPL window for players

New Zealand Cricket 
The creation of a participation window for New Zealand cricketers in the IPL and the establishment of a players' retirement fund are among the salient features of an eight-year agreement between the national board, the players association and the six major domestic associations.

Said by Vaughan  "ground-breaking" eight-year term of the deal that he said would provide stability to the country's cricketing structure. "Through the eight years $65 million is guaranteed to fund grassroots cricket and a further $25 million is ring-fenced for NZC reserves. These elements underwrite the future of cricket in this country.

"The long-term approach has allowed all parties to plan with certainty for the future and ensure that investment levels can be maintained into grassroots cricket. This is particularly important considering the significant changes we have seen to the shape of cricket in recent times," Vaughan said.

Heath Mills, executive manager of the New Zealand Cricket Players Association welcomed the partnership and said the new arrangement would help retain players for national duty. "The negotiating parties have worked hard to create an outcome which is good for cricket, good for players and secures the future of the game - and we believe we have achieved that," he said.



The agreement is arranged around a new financial model, with professional cricket assuming the risk to guarantee the funding to grassroots cricket and support functions, but also being incentivised to grow NZC's financial return.

Key features of the new agreement:

An eight-year term lasting through August 2018
All calculations within the new agreement are based on an eight-year commercial revenue forecast for NZC of approximately $360 million

$152 million will be guaranteed from professional cricket during the term of the new agreement to underpin the game at all levels in New Zealand, including:

$65 million of guaranteed funding to grassroots cricket (From 2002- 2010, approximately $40-45 million was invested in grassroots cricket)

The ring-fencing of $25 million to NZC reserves from the hosting of the 2015 World Cup
A "risk and reward" model, whereby in return for providing certainly to amateur funding and absorbing any financial shortfall, the professional game then receives a far greater share of any revenues achieved above forecast

Revenue generated above forecast will be split 65:35 in favour of the player pool for the first $60 million and 50:50 beyond that

The provision of a player payment pool equating to 27% of NZC revenue in the first four years of the agreement and 28.1% in the second four years

Contract retainers and match fees at international level remain the same as the last agreement in Year 1 and then increase by 2.5% per annum thereafter

Contract retainers and match fees at domestic level increase modestly in Year 1 with contract retainers then increasing by 2.5% per annum, and match fees also increase modestly per annum
The establishment of a retirement fund

A partnership approach to the management of professional cricket, including the establishment of a Professional Cricket Advisory Board to advise on management of the professional cricket environment (while the parties continue to maintain their existing core decision-making rights and responsibilities)
A clear participation window for New Zealand players to participate in the annual Indian Premier League if they secure contracts from participating teams

An increase in the number of players contracted per team by Major Associations from 12 to 15 over the course of the first four years of the agreement

The introduction of a contract elevation system whereby players who do not have contracts at international or domestic level will be able to earn a contract once they've played a certain number of matches at the respective level

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Pak cricket will not tolerate rotten eggs: Senator

Pakistan cricket
Pakistan cricket will not tolerate "rotten eggs" and any player found guilty of 'match-fixing' or 'spot-fixing' should be banned for life, member of the country's Senate Standing Committee on Sports Tashir Mashidi said today. Reacting to the scandal, which implicates captain Salman Butt, pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and three other unnamed players, Mashidi said the guilty should be banned. "If rigging of any type, whether it is 'spot-fixing' and 'match-fixing' has taken place, we would take a very serious view of it and we want action to be taken against these players if they are found guilty either by the Scotland Yard or the ICC," Mashidi said. "If these players or the Pakistan Cricket Board officials accompanying them are found guilty, we want the strictest of action. We feel offended by the actions of these greedy players," he added.

The furore follows a sting operation by a British tabloid in which a bookie, Mazhar Majeed, is seen boasting about the bribes he paid to get Asif and Aamir bowl no balls during Pakistan's Lord's Test against England, which the visitors lost by an innings and 225 runs. Mashidi said there was no place for tainted players in the game. "We will not tolerate rotten eggs. We mush show zero tolerance for guilty players. They should be banned for life," he told 'CNN-IBN'.

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Pak cricket will not tolerate rotten eggs: Senator

Pakistan cricket
Pakistan cricket will not tolerate "rotten eggs" and any player found guilty of 'match-fixing' or 'spot-fixing' should be banned for life, member of the country's Senate Standing Committee on Sports Tashir Mashidi said today. Reacting to the scandal, which implicates captain Salman Butt, pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and three other unnamed players, Mashidi said the guilty should be banned. "If rigging of any type, whether it is 'spot-fixing' and 'match-fixing' has taken place, we would take a very serious view of it and we want action to be taken against these players if they are found guilty either by the Scotland Yard or the ICC," Mashidi said. "If these players or the Pakistan Cricket Board officials accompanying them are found guilty, we want the strictest of action. We feel offended by the actions of these greedy players," he added.

The furore follows a sting operation by a British tabloid in which a bookie, Mazhar Majeed, is seen boasting about the bribes he paid to get Asif and Aamir bowl no balls during Pakistan's Lord's Test against England, which the visitors lost by an innings and 225 runs. Mashidi said there was no place for tainted players in the game. "We will not tolerate rotten eggs. We mush show zero tolerance for guilty players. They should be banned for life," he told 'CNN-IBN'.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cricket crazy Pakistan fans betrayed by match fixing reports

Cricket-crazy Pakistanis today said they felt "violated" and "betrayed" by reports that members of their beloved cricket team were involved in a fresh betting scam even as the sports minister pledged that any cricketer found guilty would face a lifetime ban.

Pakistani vented their anger and frustration at the latest match-fixing scandal through comments posted on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and popular blogs.

Mehmal Sarfraz, the op-ed editor of a leading newspaper, said in a message posted on Twitter: "We, the fans, feel cheated, betrayed, violated."

Reacting to blogger Adil Najam’s special post on "Match Fixing Scandal: Pakistan Cricketers Set to Lose Test, Series and Dignity" on his popular ezine "pakistaniat", a reader commented: "It's shameful and painful news…(It's a) betrayal towards the game and also towards our cricket-crazy nation."

On a forum started on the website of the influential Dawn newspaper to debate the match-fixing "imbroglio, its implications and what the future holds for Pakistan cricket," a reader wrote: "In 1999 you broke my heart. But I was 16, and I learnt to love you again. I fear I am too old to love you again."

All TV news channels began their hourly bulletins today with reports on the match-fixing scam that is now being investigated by ICC and Britain's Scotland Yard.

The scam was exposed by the tabloid News of the World, which reported that bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif delivered three deliberate no-balls against England in line with the predictions of alleged fixer Mazhar Majeed.

Majeed allegedly received £150,000 from the tabloid's undercover reporters posing as members of a gambling cartel. As Pakistanis aired their anguish, sports minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani promised that any player found guilty of match-fixing would face a lifetime ban as the matter involved the country's honour and dignity.

Jakhrani said he had contacted Pakistan's high commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan and Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt, who had informed him that they were waiting for the reports of the ICC's anti-corruption wing and Scotland Yard.

He said action could be taken only after these reports were received. "If any player or member of the management is found to be involved (in match-fixing), he will get the harshest punishment. No one will be spared. The guilty players will not be able to play again," Jakhrani told the media.

Blogger Adil Najam wrote on his ezine "Pakistaniat" that the scandal "will not only bring further heartbreak and shame to Pakistan cricket fans but also wreck whatever little dignity is left in a team that is in tatters in terms of performance and, if these allegations are true, in morals too."

Another blogger, Ayesha, devoted a post to the scandal. "I don't know where to begin from. It hurts when your beloved country features in all kinds of worst news. As if ministers' fake degrees scandal, perennial bombings, country's worst ever aviation disaster and flooding, Sialkot lynching weren’t enough to torment us emotionallyand psychologically, the serpent of match fixing in cricket raised its head again," she wrote.

Former PCB chairman Arif Abbasi alleged that the board's officials too are involved in the scam.

He questioned why Shoaib Malik was taken back into the national team despite his alleged involvement in match-fixing.

"No one is playing for the country," he said.

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Indian cricket team returns

Indian cricket team returns
Indian cricket team, Captain  Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on After loss match came back to home Against Srilanka.

Cricketers arrived here this morning from the island nation and all the players, Except Dhoni, have left for their respective hometown.

M.S Dhoni
M.S Dhoni , also the captain of the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings, is expected to attend a felicitation function being organised by the IPL team, where Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan will be honoured for becoming the first cricketer to scalp 800 Test wickets.

Muralitharan recently touched the milestone in the first Test against India in Galle.

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Indian cricket team returns

Indian cricket team returns
Indian cricket team, Captain  Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on After loss match came back to home Against Srilanka.

Cricketers arrived here this morning from the island nation and all the players, Except Dhoni, have left for their respective hometown.

M.S Dhoni
M.S Dhoni , also the captain of the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings, is expected to attend a felicitation function being organised by the IPL team, where Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan will be honoured for becoming the first cricketer to scalp 800 Test wickets.

Muralitharan recently touched the milestone in the first Test against India in Galle.

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Pak cricket stunned by fixing scandal, wants action on accused

Pakistan Cricket
A stunned Pakistan cricket fraternity today reacted with shock and anger to the latest ''spot-fixing'' scandal that rocked the national team in the fourth Test against England at Lord''s.

Although London Metropolitan police had only arrested one Mazhar Majeed for allegedly paying bribes to some players to spot-fix the ongoing Test and no cricketer has not been charged but the cricket community here felt damage has already been done to the reputation of the game in the country.

They said the accused players and the team management should be called back home immediately and prompt steps be taken to deal with the scandal. "So far these are only allegations but they have also already caused our image and credibility great harm because of management by the Pakistan Board and the officials in England," former Test captain Aamir Sohail said. Sohail demanded the immediate calling back of the accused players and Pakistan team management in the wake of the ''spot-fixing'' allegations. "I think it is time for the Chief Patron of the Board, President Asif Zardari to act now and call back the accused players and the entire management from England,"

Said by him "Damage control steps need to be taken immediately and I don''t think these players who have been accused should remain with the team neither the officials under whose nose all this took place," he added. Former Test player Iqbal Qasim said he was shocked to hear about the ''spot-fixing'' allegations. "I woke up early morning for Sehri to keep fast and believe me what I saw on television left me numb. I just pray all this turns out to be untrue because it is hard to believe that a 18-year old player (Muhammad Aamir) could be involved in spot-fixing,"

Qasim - "Former Pakistan pacer Sarfraz Nawaz said he had been saying all along there was something fishy going on in the team. "There is so much indiscipline in this team because of the lenient attitude of the board. This was bound to happen. I say try the players found guilty of corruption and also those officials who failed to deliver for the country," he stated. Senators Haroon Akhtar and Tariq Azeem, who are members of the Senate Standing Committee on Sports, blamed the PCB and its chairman for the current scandal.

Akhtar - "Ijaz Butt had promised us way back in March the Board would take action against players suspected of having links with bookmakers. He later backed out on his word and said we had misinterpreted the briefing,"

Akhtar - "In the briefing it was clear even after the Australian tour they were suspicions raised about some players who were allowed to play on in the team," he added. .

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Pak cricket stunned by fixing scandal, wants action on accused

Pakistan Cricket
A stunned Pakistan cricket fraternity today reacted with shock and anger to the latest ''spot-fixing'' scandal that rocked the national team in the fourth Test against England at Lord''s.

Although London Metropolitan police had only arrested one Mazhar Majeed for allegedly paying bribes to some players to spot-fix the ongoing Test and no cricketer has not been charged but the cricket community here felt damage has already been done to the reputation of the game in the country.

They said the accused players and the team management should be called back home immediately and prompt steps be taken to deal with the scandal. "So far these are only allegations but they have also already caused our image and credibility great harm because of management by the Pakistan Board and the officials in England," former Test captain Aamir Sohail said. Sohail demanded the immediate calling back of the accused players and Pakistan team management in the wake of the ''spot-fixing'' allegations. "I think it is time for the Chief Patron of the Board, President Asif Zardari to act now and call back the accused players and the entire management from England,"

Said by him "Damage control steps need to be taken immediately and I don''t think these players who have been accused should remain with the team neither the officials under whose nose all this took place," he added. Former Test player Iqbal Qasim said he was shocked to hear about the ''spot-fixing'' allegations. "I woke up early morning for Sehri to keep fast and believe me what I saw on television left me numb. I just pray all this turns out to be untrue because it is hard to believe that a 18-year old player (Muhammad Aamir) could be involved in spot-fixing,"

Qasim - "Former Pakistan pacer Sarfraz Nawaz said he had been saying all along there was something fishy going on in the team. "There is so much indiscipline in this team because of the lenient attitude of the board. This was bound to happen. I say try the players found guilty of corruption and also those officials who failed to deliver for the country," he stated. Senators Haroon Akhtar and Tariq Azeem, who are members of the Senate Standing Committee on Sports, blamed the PCB and its chairman for the current scandal.

Akhtar - "Ijaz Butt had promised us way back in March the Board would take action against players suspected of having links with bookmakers. He later backed out on his word and said we had misinterpreted the briefing,"

Akhtar - "In the briefing it was clear even after the Australian tour they were suspicions raised about some players who were allowed to play on in the team," he added. .

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

India Vs Sri Lanka Final Match Live Score Updates

Sri Lanka Vs India Final Match
Live Score Updates of Final Match Between India and Sri Lanka match in Progress now Sri Lanka Make  299 Runs On 8 Wickets Loss in 50 Overs in First Inning and get 300 runs Target to India now india has to make 300 runs to win. Now Indias Batting on progress.

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India Vs Sri Lanka Final Match Live Score Updates

Sri Lanka Vs India Final Match
Live Score Updates of Final Match Between India and Sri Lanka match in Progress now Sri Lanka Make  299 Runs On 8 Wickets Loss in 50 Overs in First Inning and get 300 runs Target to India now india has to make 300 runs to win. Now Indias Batting on progress.

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England v Pakistan - fourth test scoreboard

England Vs Pakistan
England vs Pakistan Scoreboard 

England first innings (overnight 346-7)

A. Strauss b Mohammad Asif 13
A. Cook c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 10
J.   Trott c Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 184
K. Pietersen c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 0
P.  Collingwood lbw b Mohammad Amir 0
E.  Morgan c Yasir Hameed b Mohammad Amir 0
M. Prior c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 22
G. Swann c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Amir 0
S.  Broad lbw b Saeed Ajmal 169
J.  Anderson c Yasir Hameed b Saeed Ajmal 6
S. Finn not out 0

Extras (b-4 lb-17 w-7 nb-14) 42
Total (all out, 139.2 overs) 446

Fall of wickets:

 1-31, 2-39, 3-39, 4-39, 5-47, 6-102, 7-102, 8-434, 9-446

Bowling:  
 

Mohammad Amir  - 28-6-84-6 (4nb, 1w),
Mohammad Asif - 29-6-97-1 (2nb)
Wahab Riaz - 27.2-4-92-1 (8nb, 2w)
Saeed Ajmal - 44-5-126-2
Yasir Hameed - 1-1-0-0
Imran Farhat - 10-1-26-0.

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England v Pakistan - fourth test scoreboard

England Vs Pakistan
England vs Pakistan Scoreboard 

England first innings (overnight 346-7)

A. Strauss b Mohammad Asif 13
A. Cook c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 10
J.   Trott c Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 184
K. Pietersen c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 0
P.  Collingwood lbw b Mohammad Amir 0
E.  Morgan c Yasir Hameed b Mohammad Amir 0
M. Prior c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir 22
G. Swann c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Amir 0
S.  Broad lbw b Saeed Ajmal 169
J.  Anderson c Yasir Hameed b Saeed Ajmal 6
S. Finn not out 0

Extras (b-4 lb-17 w-7 nb-14) 42
Total (all out, 139.2 overs) 446

Fall of wickets:

 1-31, 2-39, 3-39, 4-39, 5-47, 6-102, 7-102, 8-434, 9-446

Bowling:  
 

Mohammad Amir  - 28-6-84-6 (4nb, 1w),
Mohammad Asif - 29-6-97-1 (2nb)
Wahab Riaz - 27.2-4-92-1 (8nb, 2w)
Saeed Ajmal - 44-5-126-2
Yasir Hameed - 1-1-0-0
Imran Farhat - 10-1-26-0.

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BCCI Disciplinary Committee set to meet again

Lalit Modi
After rejecting Modi's demand for recusal of two of its members, the cricket board's Disciplinary Committee will meet here on Sunday to decide the procedures and schedules for its probe against suspended IPL Commissioner.

According to sources, the Disciplinary Committee will decide the procedures and the number of sittings in its probe against Modi, who has been accused of irregularities in running the Twenty20 league.

Lalit Modi had demanded recusal of Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitley from the committee and wanted an independent panel made up, preferably of retired Supreme Court judges, because he claimed the duo would be biased against him.



Modi's contention was that Amin has a grudge against him and Jaitley had voted to ratify the charges against him at BCCI's Special General Body meeting in July.

After three hearings on the recusal issue, the last being on August 1 here, the BCCI had rejected Modi's demand on August 11 without giving any reason.

"The request of Mr. Lalit Modi for recusal of certain members of the Disciplinary Committee is rejected," the BCCI had said in a terse statement.

Sunday's meeting was originally scheduled for August 18 but could not be held because the third member of the committee, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, was out of the country.

Modi has been absent on all the three occasions, leaving it to his legal team to present his case, and he will not be present on Sunday.

Asked whether Modi would appear before the committee tomorrow, his lawyer Mehmood Abdi said, "No, he is still out of the country."

Abdi said Sunday's meeting is important as it will also decide witnesses and who could be called for cross examinations.

Modi was accused of committing financial irregularities in the running of the IPL and trying to launch a 'rebel' Twenty20 league in England.

He was suspended by the BCCI within moments of the completion of the IPL-3 final on April 25.

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BCCI Disciplinary Committee set to meet again

Lalit Modi
After rejecting Modi's demand for recusal of two of its members, the cricket board's Disciplinary Committee will meet here on Sunday to decide the procedures and schedules for its probe against suspended IPL Commissioner.

According to sources, the Disciplinary Committee will decide the procedures and the number of sittings in its probe against Modi, who has been accused of irregularities in running the Twenty20 league.

Lalit Modi had demanded recusal of Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitley from the committee and wanted an independent panel made up, preferably of retired Supreme Court judges, because he claimed the duo would be biased against him.



Modi's contention was that Amin has a grudge against him and Jaitley had voted to ratify the charges against him at BCCI's Special General Body meeting in July.

After three hearings on the recusal issue, the last being on August 1 here, the BCCI had rejected Modi's demand on August 11 without giving any reason.

"The request of Mr. Lalit Modi for recusal of certain members of the Disciplinary Committee is rejected," the BCCI had said in a terse statement.

Sunday's meeting was originally scheduled for August 18 but could not be held because the third member of the committee, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, was out of the country.

Modi has been absent on all the three occasions, leaving it to his legal team to present his case, and he will not be present on Sunday.

Asked whether Modi would appear before the committee tomorrow, his lawyer Mehmood Abdi said, "No, he is still out of the country."

Abdi said Sunday's meeting is important as it will also decide witnesses and who could be called for cross examinations.

Modi was accused of committing financial irregularities in the running of the IPL and trying to launch a 'rebel' Twenty20 league in England.

He was suspended by the BCCI within moments of the completion of the IPL-3 final on April 25.

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Robin : Conditions don’t matter in T20 cricket

T-20
After blowing away most of their opposition during the league stages enroute to the final, the Mumbai Indians’s dream of lifting their maiden IPL title may have come crashing down against Chennai Super Kings earlier in the year. But coach Robin Singh is confident that his team’s redemption lies in South Africa, where they will take on some of the best T20 teams from around the world in the second edition of the Champions League.

On the eve of Mumbai Indians’s departure, the 46-year-old former Indian all-rounder talks to The Indian Express about playing away from home, the form of his players and his team’s chances in South Africa. Excerpts:

How important is the Champions League for the Mumbai Indians?

It is a great concept, which ensures that only teams that have been the best in their respective domestic competitions in that particular season get to participate. It also provides a great opportunity for young players to pit their skills against some of the best and is also a platform for those not playing international cricket to enhance their reputations.


Do you think the conditions in South Africa will be a hurdle for domestic cricketers?
I don’t think so because in T20, a fast bowler can bowl a maximum of four overs, which can be negotiated without hassle. Though the pitches will be bouncy, you are not going to have an express bowler bowling a 10-over spell. The wickets will be different but shouldn’t be important in this format.
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Robin : Conditions don’t matter in T20 cricket

T-20
After blowing away most of their opposition during the league stages enroute to the final, the Mumbai Indians’s dream of lifting their maiden IPL title may have come crashing down against Chennai Super Kings earlier in the year. But coach Robin Singh is confident that his team’s redemption lies in South Africa, where they will take on some of the best T20 teams from around the world in the second edition of the Champions League.

On the eve of Mumbai Indians’s departure, the 46-year-old former Indian all-rounder talks to The Indian Express about playing away from home, the form of his players and his team’s chances in South Africa. Excerpts:

How important is the Champions League for the Mumbai Indians?

It is a great concept, which ensures that only teams that have been the best in their respective domestic competitions in that particular season get to participate. It also provides a great opportunity for young players to pit their skills against some of the best and is also a platform for those not playing international cricket to enhance their reputations.


Do you think the conditions in South Africa will be a hurdle for domestic cricketers?
I don’t think so because in T20, a fast bowler can bowl a maximum of four overs, which can be negotiated without hassle. Though the pitches will be bouncy, you are not going to have an express bowler bowling a 10-over spell. The wickets will be different but shouldn’t be important in this format.
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BCCI likely to press criminal charges against Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that it is likely to press criminal charges against suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi in Chennai next week.

According to a NDTV report, BCCI will use Modi's receipt of a $80 million facilitation fee from WSG as one of the grounds to press charges.

BCCI president Shashank Manohar termed suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi's charges against secretary N Srinivasan about fixing of players' auction as "blatant lies".

Manohar said he is yet to decide on pressing criminal charges against Modi as authorised by the BCCI's EGM in July.

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BCCI likely to press criminal charges against Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that it is likely to press criminal charges against suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi in Chennai next week.

According to a NDTV report, BCCI will use Modi's receipt of a $80 million facilitation fee from WSG as one of the grounds to press charges.

BCCI president Shashank Manohar termed suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi's charges against secretary N Srinivasan about fixing of players' auction as "blatant lies".

Manohar said he is yet to decide on pressing criminal charges against Modi as authorised by the BCCI's EGM in July.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pakistan Vs England 4rd Test match

4th Test Match 
Test Match Score Updates of  Pakistan Vs England 4th Test Match Between That Both Teams In Last Match Pakistan Won Match and come in Final Match Now on Way of Progress Now all updates available.
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Pakistan Vs England 4rd Test match

4th Test Match 
Test Match Score Updates of  Pakistan Vs England 4th Test Match Between That Both Teams In Last Match Pakistan Won Match and come in Final Match Now on Way of Progress Now all updates available.
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For Rose Bowl Test Cricket

Mr. David Colier
For Bowl Test Cricket is inaugural Test Next Summer In Final Series with Sri lanka.

Mr. David Colier  England Cricket Board - Chief Collier is already anticipating a high-profile summer to follow this winter's Ashes and World Cup.

Says By Him "With India currently the number one-ranked Test side in the ICC Test rankings and Sri Lanka in third place, England supporters can expect to see two exciting npower Test series against high-quality opposition,"Both teams will also provide a tough challenge for England in the shorter forms of the game in what promises to be a highly competitive and entertaining summer of international cricket all round."

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For Rose Bowl Test Cricket

Mr. David Colier
For Bowl Test Cricket is inaugural Test Next Summer In Final Series with Sri lanka.

Mr. David Colier  England Cricket Board - Chief Collier is already anticipating a high-profile summer to follow this winter's Ashes and World Cup.

Says By Him "With India currently the number one-ranked Test side in the ICC Test rankings and Sri Lanka in third place, England supporters can expect to see two exciting npower Test series against high-quality opposition,"Both teams will also provide a tough challenge for England in the shorter forms of the game in what promises to be a highly competitive and entertaining summer of international cricket all round."

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