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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi Series 2007

PAK v SL : Sri Lanka thrash Pakistan by 115 runs in the final ODI at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka thrashed Pakistan by 115 runs in the third and final one-dayer at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi thereby denying Pakistan a clean sweep of the three-match series.
ODI Series, Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka 296-9 (50 ovs) bt Pakistan 181 (42.5 ovs) by 115 runs

PAK v SL : Pakistan wins Abu Dhabi series against Sri Lanka

All-rounder Shahid Afridi took 3 crucial wickets as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the second one-dayer at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to clinch the three-match series.
ODI Series, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 313-9 (50 overs) beat Sri Lanka 215 (39.5)

PAK v SL : Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

All-rounder Shahid Afridi hit 73 off just 34 balls as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in Friday's first one-day international in Abu Dhabi.
ODI Series, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 239-5 (42 overs) beat Sri Lanka 235-9 (50 overs) by 5 wkts

PAK v SL : Sri Lankans confident of doing well

Sri Lankan cricketers led by Mahela Jayawardene walked into the Sheikh Stadium in Abu Dhabi for their final practice session before the first game against Pakistan in a very happy mood. All were in fine fettle to take up the challenge from the Pakistanis today, Friday.

Srinath match referee for Abu Dhabi series

Former India paceman Javagal Srinath has been appointed match referee for the three-match one-day cricket series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be held in Abu Dhabi later this month, while compatriot Suresh Shastri will be one of the on-field umpires in two of the games.

Pakistan keen on hiring Bangladesh coach Whatmore

Pakistani cricket authorities are interested in hiring outgoing Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore as a replacement for the late Bob Woolmer, an official said yesterday.
Pakistan, due to play a three-match one-day series with Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi next week, have been without a coach since Woolmers alleged murder at the World Cup in Jamaica two months ago. Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room a day after Pakistan crashed out of the World Cup following a three-wicket defeat at the hands of minnows Ireland.
"We are interested in hiring Whatmore and although he has yet to apply for the post we can discuss the arrangements with him," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director of cricket operations and former fast bowler Zakir Khan told. The PCB advertised the post internationally last month. "We have a committee which will finalise the coach as we have
also received applications from England and Australia," said Khan, one of the three members of the committee along with former Test players Imtiaz Ahmed and Mudassar Nazar. The 53-year-old Whatmore, who was born in Sri Lanka but played seven Tests for Australia in the late 1970s, finishes his four-year tenure with Bangladesh at the end of the month.
He has been highly regarded ever since he masterminded Sri Lankas triumphant World Cup campaign in 1996. He returned from the recent World Cup in the Caribbean with his reputation further enhanced after Bangladesh qualified for the second round for the first time and secured wins over India and South Africa. Whatmore declined an offer by the Bangladesh Cricket Board to remain with the team, saying he was looking for "new challenges" and even publicly declared his intention to coach Pakistans bitter rivals India.
He said earlier this week however that he had not been in talks with either India or Pakistan. He said he had "not been formally approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Somebody spoke to me on their behalf during the World Cup asking for my contact details but I have not heard from them since." The PCB has also shown interest in Leicestershire county coach Tim Boon and former Pakistan paceman Aaqib Javed.

Bob Woolmer Death News

Bob Woolmer received poisoned champagne

A Pakistan-based TV channel claimed Thursday that two champagne bottles reportedly mixed with poison were given to murdered Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer by bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed, but officials said this did not make him a suspect.
ARY TV quoted Pervez Mir, Pakistan's media manager for the World Cup, as saying Ahmed had received the bottles from an unidentified individual and passed them on to Woolmer. According to Mir, Pakistani team manager Talat Ali was a witness to the exchange. ARY TV said Ali and Pakistan Cricket Board chief Nasim Ashraf declined to comment on the incident. Mir also said Woolmer was a beer drinker and rarely touched champagne. "As far as I know Woolmer was not a champagne drinker," Mir added.
Ahmed, a former leg spinner, is an activist of the Tablighi Jamaat Islamic religious outfit. Former skipper Inzamam-ul Haq had been criticised for taking Ahmed as a bowling coach. Mir later told CNN-IBN: "There were two bottles given to Mushtaq, but he doesn't drink. So he sent them to Woolmer. Mushtaq cannot be looked on as a suspect. Gifting of champagne doesn't mean anything." British media reports have said a rare pesticide was mixed with the champagne bottles that were recovered from Woolmer's hotel room.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi Series 2007

Sri Lanka drop Atapattu for Abu Dhabi series

Veteran batsman Marvan Atapattu has been omitted from the 15-man Sri Lanka squad for the three-match one-day international series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka team : Mahela Jayawardene (Captain) Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, TM Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof, Dilhara Fernando, Malinga Bandara, Lasith Malinga, Malintha Warnapura, Prasanna Jayawardene, Ruchira Perera, Ishara Amarasinghe, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Chamara Kapugedara.

Asif recalled for Sri Lanka series

Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Asif has been recalled to the squad and appointed vice-captain for this month's one-day series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan to name squad today

Pakistan would announce their 15-man squad for this months three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka today following a meeting of the national selectors in Lahore.

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi series delayed

Pakistans three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi has been delayed by a week because of a plethora of problems.

Pakistan Appoints New Cricket Captain

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed young all-rounder Shoaib Malik as the new captain of the national team on Thursday.
The all-rounder is replacing former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned during the World Cup after the defeat to Ireland and the loss of Coach Bob Woolmer. Malik, 25, has played 18 Tests and 137 one-day internationals for Pakistan. Vice captain Younis Khan refused to the captaincy because he was one of the players the public humiliated upon their arrival back from after being knocked out of the World Cup. But great batsman Mohammad Yousuf showed interest in the job. Many other players were candidates for the post. Great aggressive batsman Shahid Khan Afridi, all rounder Abdul-Razzaq and fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar were also in the running.
Malik has been accused of betting on cricket, especially by former cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz. In the aftermath of Pakistan's World Cup exit, a serious media fight opened between them. They have both threatened to take each other to court but so far, it has just been a war of words. Cricket fans in Pakistan have different views about Malik's appointment but most are in favor of it. But almost every one who does favor Malik also has a soft spot for great master batsman Muhammad Yousaf.
PCB sources said the board wished to give the team a new start -- that is why the right-handed batsman and useful off-spinner was preferred to more recognized names like Mohammad Yousuf. There is some speculation that Muhammad Yousaf had been ignored because of his overt religious activities. Malik will have to face the pressure of leading many senior players who wanted the position. His first task will be three one-match series against Sri Lanka in May in Abu Dhabi. First introduced in world cricket in 2001, Malik has been playing for Pakistan International Airlines. He has batted in a variety of positions, has made 3,524 runs in 137 ODI matches and has a 33.56 average, including 21 fifties and five centuries. He also taken 104 wickets and made 48 catches.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.