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'Tainted' Amir aims to return to international cricket as 'better player, better human being'

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir

Karachi, Jan 30 - Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir has vowed to make a comeback into the international cricket as a better player and better human following the ICC's decision to allow him to play in domestic matches.

Releasing a statement, the ICC earlier said that the ACSU chairperson, Sir Ronnie Flanagan had exercised his discretion to allow Amir to return to domestic cricket played under the auspices of the PCB with immediate effect.

Courtney Walsh claims bowlers have to 'out think' big-hitting batsmen to avoid thrashing

Courtney Walsh

Karachi, Jan 29 - Former West Indies Test team captain Courtney Walsh claims that bowlers have to be one step ahead of batsman like AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, David Warner and Brendon McCullum and out think them to avoid getting thrashed.

Despite not playing in ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand, Walsh claims that he might just know a little bit about the conditions in both the nations, having toured both countries on more than one occasion.

Ex PCB chief claims 'criminal' Amir should not be allowed international cricket return

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Karachi, Jan 29 - Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) retired Lt Gen Tauqir Zia has claimed that tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir should not be allowed to return to international cricket.

Zia said that Amir's return might create problems for his teammates, as it would not be easy for them to adjust with the 'criminal'.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave permission to the banned Pakistan pace bowler to play domestic cricket, after a meeting held at its headquarters in Dubai on Thursday, the Dawn reported.

ICC allows tainted Amir to play domestic cricket

ICC allows tainted Amir to play domestic cricket

Karachi, Jan 29 - Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir has been given permission by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to play domestic cricket, in a meeting held at its headquarters in Dubai.

According to a statement published in the ICC website, it has been revealed that ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit Chairman (ACSU), Sir Ronnie Flanagan had exercised his discretion to allow Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket played under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board with immediate effect.

Injury-stricken Pak puts Malik, Azhar, Tanvir on standby ahead of WC

Injury-stricken Pak puts Malik, Azhar, Tanvir on standby ahead of WC

Karachi, Jan 28 : Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, batsman Azhar Ali and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have reportedly been informed that they would be kept as reserves as the team continues to grapple with injuries ahead of the World Cup.

The decision has reportedly been taken after consulting the chief selector Moin Khan and the team management in New Zealand.

Pak cricket authorities, players working at resolving contract rows ahead of WC

Pak cricket authorities, players working at resolving contract rows ahead of WC

Karachi, Jan 27 : With just weeks left for the World Cup to get underway, Pakistan cricket authorities and players have revealed that they are working at resolving a potentially destabilizing contract row.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier this month announced that it would extend existing annual contracts for another three months, with reportedly a view to award the next set of long-term contracts on the basis of performances during the World Cup, which would be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to triumph

Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to triumph

Karachi: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it's Pakistan.

The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match-winning spinner Saeed Ajmal and a tussle for the captaincy between Misbah-ul Haq and Shahid Afridi.

All seems to have settled down as Misbah's men embark on a mission to match Imran Khan's World Cup triumph -- Pakistan's only win -- in Australia some 23 years ago.

Contract row is no big deal: PCB official

Contract row is no big deal: PCB official

Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the contract row with players in the World Cup squad would be sorted out this week.

"It is no big deal... The players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New Zealand is talking to them and it will not affect the performance of the team on the ongoing tour," the senior PCB official said.

Pakistani players have refused to sign the central contracts which were extended by three months by the board before the squad departed for New Zealand last week.

Tanvir believes Pak doesn't require sledging to get Kohli out

Tanvir believes Pak doesn't require sledging to get Kohli out

Karachi, Jan 26 : Left arm pace-medium bowler Sohail Tanvir believes that Pakistan doesn't need to indulge in sledging to scalp Indian star batsman Virat Kohli's wicket, saying that his team has enough firepower to bowl him out during their game against India at next month's World Cup.

Commenting on use of sledging, Tanvir said that Pakistan has enough bowling options to get Kohli out, adding that they didn't need to rely on sledging but get him out cheaply, Pak Passion reported.

Bari believes adapting to conditions holds key to Pak's success in WC

Bari believes adapting to conditions holds key to Pak's success in WC

Karachi, Jan 24 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Bari believes that adapting to the oversees conditions quickly would ensure the green-shirts to perform well in the upcoming World Cup, which gets underway from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand.

Bari, a veteran of 81 Test matches, said that acclimatizing to conditions in Australia and New Zealand holds the key for good performance in the premier 14-nation one-day contest, the Dawn reported.



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