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Azhar Mahmood likely to join Pak as bowling coach

Azhar Mahmood likely to join Pak as bowling coach

Karachi, Feb. 19 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is likely to join the national side as the new bowling coach.

Mahmood is expected to replace former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is reportedly considering a move to the National Cricket Academy as head coach.

According to the Express Tribune, Mushtaq had informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he would not be able to continue as the spin bowling coach.

As a result, head coach Waqar Younis suggested the name of Mahmood for the same.

Hafeez confident of Pakistan's good show at World T20

Hafeez confident of Pakistan's good show at World T20

Karachi, Feb. 19 : Pakistan batting all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has expressed confidence that his side will put their best foot forward in their bid to lift the World Twenty 20 title for a second time.

Although the 35-year-old admitted that his side are not playing to the best of their abilities in the T20 format in recent times, a confident Hafeez added that Pakistan would be putting their best performances in the format's pinnacle event, PakPassion. net reported.

`Disheartened` Ajmal reveals how Mushtaq instilled bowling confidence

`Disheartened` Ajmal reveals how Mushtaq instilled bowling confidence

Karachi, Feb. 18 : Pakistan's out-of-favour spinner Saeed Ajmal, who underwent arduous rehabilitation process to work on his remodelled bowling action, has revealed he was so dejected at a point that he was considering retirement until spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq instilled back the confidence in him.

Riaz urges youngsters not to take inspiration from Shehzad fight

Riaz urges youngsters not to take inspiration from Shehzad fight

Karachi, Feb. 17 : Pakistan pace bowler Wahab Riaz has requested his country's youth to refrain from taking inspiration from a brawl that took place with his teammate Ahmed Shehzad in their Pakistan Super League match on Sunday.

Speaking to a local TV channel, the left-arm bowler refused to talk more about the incident but urged people not to get any inspiration from what happened during the match, the Dawn reported.

Riaz and Shehzad were fined 40 per cent and 30 per cent of their match fees after being found guilty of making 'inappropriate and deliberate physical contact'.

Riaz, Shehzad fined over heated PSL altercation

Riaz, Shehzad fined over heated PSL altercation

Karachi, Feb. 15 : Pakistan cricketers Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad have been fined 40 per cent and 30 per cent of their match fees after being found guilty of making 'inappropriate and deliberate physical contact' during a Pakistan Super League match in Sharjah.

A fierce war of words was exchanged between both the players after Quetta Gladiators opener Shehzad was clean bowled by Peshawar Zalmi's Riaz, who was clobbered for a six by the batsman earlier in the fifth over.

Tait backs Aussies to win World T20

Tait backs Aussies to win World T20

Karachi, Feb. 11 : Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait believes that his side have a great chance to win the upcoming World T20 to be played in India.

He, however, admitted that it would be a hard fought tournament for all the teams.

The 32-year-old, who made his comeback in the T20 series against India, said that although he did not manage to bowl well during the Adelaide match, he felt glad to represent his country once again, PakPassion. net reported.

Shehzad, Gul dumped out of World T20 Pak squad

Shehzad, Gul dumped out of World T20 Pak squad

Karachi, Feb. 10 : Pakistan have dropped two of their key players Ahmed Shehzad and fast bowler Umar Gul from the 15-man squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Twenty20 tournaments.

24-year-old Shehzad failed to impress selectors despite scoring a match-winning 71 off 46 balls for Quetta Gladiators against Karachi Kings in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Reflecting on the same, chief selector Haroon Rasheed said that the decision had been taken after the consent of the entire team management and the skipper, the Dawn reported.

Pak proposes to play World T20 at neutral venues amidst security concerns

Pak proposes to play World T20 at neutral venues amidst security concerns

Karachi, Feb. 9 : Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB ) chairman Shahryar Khan has said that they have given a proposal to play the upcoming World T20 at neutral venues as the country's participation to tour India is subject to government clearance.

Shahryar revealed that they made the proposal during the recent ICC Board meeting in Dubai, saying that they were ready to play the matches at neutral venues in case the Pakistan Government did not give the permission to tour India due to security concerns, the Dawn reported.

Dean Jones backs discarded Ajmal for Pakistan comeback

Dean Jones backs discarded Ajmal for Pakistan comeback

Karachi, Feb. 7 - Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones, who is currently mentoring Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League, has showered praise on Saeed Ajmal and described the out-of favour off-spinner as a `big plus` for the Pakistan cricket, following his impressive bowling display in the lucrative T20 tournament.

Despite losing the match against a star-studded Peshawar Zalmi by 24 runs, Islamabad's spinner Ajmal, who returned from his five-month ban for chucking last year, was at his absolute best.

Stop blaming each other after every defeat: Younis tells Pak

Stop blaming each other after every defeat: Younis tells Pak

Karachi, Feb. 3 : Pakistan veteran batsman Younis Khan has urged his side to stop blaming each other for their poor performances and called on the top management to boost their confidence.

Younis' comments came in the wake of the Pakistan's recent defeat in limited-over formats against England and New Zealand.

The former skipper believes that dropping the players would not make any difference and insisted that players should be given respect, the Dawn reported.



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