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Home from Home: Preview of Pakistan v England in the UAE

“The batting is much less prone to collapse than it was in England. Misbah himself has scored heavily since he took over, averaging more than 80. He is vital to their chances.” Pakistan captain, Misbah Ul-Haq, is singled out by … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Wasim Akram by Daniel Brigham

“Attempts to interrupt playground games of Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles to initiate conversations about Wasim’s 7-for at Wellington (God bless Ceefax) were futile; friends knew and wanted to hear about Goochy, Tuffers and Ramps.” Daniel Brigham discusses his … Continue reading

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Saeed Ajmal in talks about return to New Road

Worcestershire are in talks with Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal about a possible return to New Road next season as their second overseas player in the Friends Life t20. Ajmal enjoyed a successful first stint in county cricket last season, which … Continue reading

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Monty Panesar in England squad for Pakistan Tests

Monty Panesar has been selected as England’s second spinner for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Panesar, who joins reserve wicketkeeper Steve Davies in an otherwise predictable squad of 16 has been out of favour since … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Butt and Amir’s appeals rejected

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir’s appeals were rejected in less than two hours today by the country’s most senior judge. The Lord Chief Justice said that cricket would be “poorer” for Amir’s absence from the game, but added that the … Continue reading

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The XI cricketing legal wrangles

“’Nearly every village has its own cricket field where the young men play and the old men watch,’ said the judge Lord Denning … The Millers managed to get a High Court injunction against Lintz Cricket Club playing after receiving … Continue reading

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Lord Condon: the full interview

Lord Condon, the former anti-corruption chief, has claimed that cricket was tainted by the spot-fixing scandal because the sport took its eye off the “bad guys”. But in a candid interview with The Cricketer he claims that fixing is not … Continue reading

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BUTT, AMIR, ASIF AND MAJEED ARE JAILED

THREE Pakistan players and a corrupt agent were jailed today for spot-fixing after being condemned by a judge for damaging the integrity of cricket. Salman Butt, the former captain, bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and Mazhar Majeed were told … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Judge’s remarks in full

Here are the full sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Cooke heard in court today. 1. The gravamen of the offences committed by all four of you is the corruption in which you engaged in a pastime, the very name of … Continue reading

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‘We have lost everything’, say Pakistan stars

The Pakistan players convicted of spot-fixing today offered emotional pleas to be spared jail, – claiming they have already lost everything in life. Lawyers for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir argued in mitigation of their offences before the … Continue reading

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