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Pakistan Cricket News October 2008

Canada Cup Four Nation Twenty20 in Toronto 2008-09

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Canada Cup Four Nation Twenty20 in Toronto

Canada Cup Four Nation Twenty20 in Toronto 2008-09

Pakistan, Canada, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will play four-nation tournament that runs October 10-13, 2008.

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India vs Pakistan 2008-09 Cricket Series

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India vs Pakistan 2008-09 Cricket Series

India vs Pakistan 2008-09 Cricket Series

India will play 5 ODIs and only Twenty20, followed by 3 test matches during the Pakistan tour starting January 04 2009.

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Canada Cup Four Nation Twenty20 in Toronto 2008-09

PAK v SL, T20 Final Match: Sri Lanka wins Canadian Twenty20 series

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by five wickets to win the Al Barakah Twenty20 International series on Monday.
Led by unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis' three wickets, Sri Lanka rebounded from a three-wicket loss to Pakistan on Saturday to win the final with six balls to spare before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 10,000 at Maple Leaf Ground. Sri Lanka scored 133-5 off 19 overs in reply to previously unbeaten Pakistan's 132-7.
Pakistan opener Salman Butt hit a steady 44 but nobody could stay with him, and momentum was hard to gather as Mendis took 3-23 to give him 11 wickets in the series. He was named MVP of the tournament. Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Mendis and the rest of his bowlers.
"It's hats off to them because they created pressure for the batsman," he said. Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Udawatte set about setting up Sri Lanka's first Twenty20 win over Pakistan, putting together an opening stand of 66 in seven overs, easily handling Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul. Jayasuriya hit two sixes in his 34-ball 40, and Udawatte one in his 19-ball 25. Spinners Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik stalled Sri Lanka's progress but Chamara Kapugedera's patient 17 ensured the target was reached.
PAK v SL, T20 Final Match: Sri Lanka 133-5 (19.0 overs) beat Pakistan 132-7 (20.0 overs) by 5 wickets

PAK v ZIM, T20 Match 5: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets

Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket victory over an outclassed Zimbabwe in the four-nation Canada Twenty20 tournament on Sunday with opener Shoaib Khan taking man of the match honours for his 50 runs.
Pakistan will face Sri Lanka, who edged Canada by 15 runs, in Monday's final. Zimbabwe started brightly and were 62-1 at one stage before losing seven wickets for just 45 runs as they struggled to 107-8.
Shoaib and Salman Butt, who made 33 not out, put on 96 for the second wicket as the Asian giants reached their target with one over to spare.
PAK v ZIM, T20 Match 5: Pakistan 110-3 (19.0 overs) beat Zimbabwe 107-8 (20.0 overs) by 7 wickets

PAK v SL, T20 Match 4: Pakistan edge Sri Lanka in Toronto cricket thriller

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets to win their Toronto Twenty/20 clash with just one ball to spare on Saturday.
Pakistan made 141-7 with man of the match Shoaib Malik making an unbeaten 42 after Sri Lanka, who rested skipper Mahela Jayawardene and spin wizard Ajantha Mendis, had hit 137-9 off their 20 overs. Pakistan were struggling at 91-7 at one stage following a four-wicket return for debutant Kaushalya Weeraratne, but Malik and Fawad Alam added 50 in four overs in front of packed King's City ground.
Malik hit the winning boundary off the penultimate ball to send Pakistan top of the table in the four-nation tournament which also features makeweights Canada and Zimbabwe. Pakistan had needed 13 from the final over but Alam slammed his third six and Malik then sealed victory with consecutive boundaries off Nuwan Kulasekara.
When Sri Lanka batted, opener Sanath Jayasuriya smashed consecutive boundaries off Shoaib Akhtar, but fell next ball when he top-edged to fine leg. Mahela Udawatte and Jehan Mubarak added 51 for the second wicket but the middle order struggled to push on against Shahid Afridi and Malik.
However, the main late action came from paceman Umar Gul who finished with four wickets. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are expected to meet in Monday's final.
PAK v SL, T20 Match 4: Pakistan 141-7 (19.5 overs) beat Sri Lanka 137-9 (20.0 overs) by 3 wickets

PAK v CAN, T20 Match 1: Shoaib enjoys winning Pakistan return

Controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar marked his return to international cricket by taking two wickets to help Pakistan to a 35-run win over Canada in the four-nation Twenty 20 tournament at Toronto on Friday.
Shoaib, who last played for the national team against India last December before a spectacular fallout with the Pakistan Cricket Board, struck in his first over when he removed Abdool Samad and Mohammad Iqbal. The 33-year-old finished with 2-11 although he suffered the indignity of being pulled for six by Rizwan Cheema.
Pakistan opener Salman Butt was man of the match for his 74 off 56 balls as the Asian giants made a modest 137-7 before Canada were restricted to 102 for 9. Cheema and Manoj David added 52 for the third wicket to give Canada hope but once David was removed by Umar Gul, the home side lost their next six wickets for just 37 runs.
Pakistan were made to work for their runs and when skipper Shoaib Malik (9) was dismissed, they were 63 for 3 following the losses of debutant Shoaib Khan (9) and Younis Khan (13). Butt's contribution was decisive with Misbah-ul-Haq (17) the next highest scorer.
PAK v CAN, T20 Match 1: Pakistan 137-7 (20.0 overs) beat Canada 102-9 (20.0 overs) by 35 runs

Shoaib in, Yousuf out of Pakistan's squad for Canada T20

Controversial paceman Shoaib Akhtar was included in a 15-man Pakistan squad for this week's Twenty20 tournament in Canada but star batsman Mohammad Yousuf was left out, selectors said.
The selection of the 33-year-old Akhtar came after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) softened its stance on a demand for payment of a seven million rupees (90,000 dollars) fine. The PCB said last month that Akhtar, who has not played for Pakistan this year because of injury and discipline problems, would only be allowed to play if he pays the fine.
"We have included Akhtar after clearance from the PCB and hope that he delivers the goods in the tournament," chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed said. The four-nation event runs from October 10-13 in Toronto. Sri Lanka, hosts Canada and Zimbabwe complete the line-up.
Akhtar, who last played in the Bangalore Test against India in December, was set to return to international cricket for the Champions Trophy but the September event was postponed over security fears in Pakistan. The maverick bowler -- known as the Rawalpindi Express for the sheer pace of his deliveries -- was in April banned for five years for publicly criticising the PCB after he was left out of a 15-man list for lucrative contracts.
A PCB appeal committee reduced the ban to 18 months but also imposed a fine in June. Akhtar then challenged the reduction and fine in Lahore High court, which suspended the ban but upheld the fine in July. Yousuf, who was left out of the side that finished runners-up to India in last year's Twenty20 World Cup held in South Africa, failed to impress in the ongoing domestic Twenty20 event in Lahore.
But PCB chief Shafqat Naghmi said Yousuf's passport did not return from the Canadian high commission. "Otherwise he would have been in the 15-man squad," Naghmi said. All-rounder Shahid Afridi is in the team despite poor recent batting form, while another all-rounder, Fawad Alam, also staged a comeback after being left out of the Champions Trophy squad.
The 23-year-old paceman Anwar Ali and opener Shoaib Khan, also 23, have not played for Pakistan at senior level.
Pakistan Squad: Shoaib Malik (Captain), Salman Butt, Shoaib Khan, Khalid Latif, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Gul, Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Sohail Khan, Abdur Rauf.

Former captains offer help to revive Pakistan cricket

Former Pakistan Test captains have offered to help the country overcome what is a deepening cricket crisis.
Former skippers Rameez Raja, Wasim Akram, Inzamam ul Haq, Saeed Anwar and their former teammate Mushtaq Ahmad met with Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek in Lahore and discussed the possibility of playing a role in a campaign to save Pakistan cricket. Naek, a member of the ruling Pakistan People's Party and a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, welcomed their suggestions and favoured setting up a high-powered cricket committee comprising Pakistan's ex-Test stars to help ensure a smooth functioning of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Naek said a five-man committee comprising former stars should be formed to ensure that cricket is run in a professional manner in Pakistan. Pakistan cricket is facing hard times as top teams are refusing to tour the country because of security fears. World champions Australia scrapped a Test tour of Pakistan earlier this year while September's Champions Trophy, which was to be held here, was postponed after five of the eight competing teams raised safety concerns.
Pakistani cricketers are now starved of international cricket and the PCB is facing a financial crunch because of the postponement of the Australia series and the Champions Trophy. Seeing the grim situation, the ex-Test stars have decided to campaign to save Pakistan cricket. They are suggesting that a World XI should be invited to Pakistan to play a series, saying that such an exercise would help restore the country's image in the cricket world. They gave this suggestion during an hour-long meeting with Naek.
Naek said that these cricketers should be given a wider role by including them in a committee that can help curtail the powers of the PCB chairman. Raja, one of the most vocal of the cricketers who met Naek, made it clear that he and his fellow players had no hidden agenda. "We don't want anything from Pakistan cricket, we are just offering our help," he told reporters.
Inzamam said that a collective effort is needed to boost Pakistan cricket. He also appealed for lifting the ban on cricketers playing in the breakaway Indian Cricket League

ICC Champions Trophy 2008 in Pakistan

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ICC Champions Trophy 2009

ICC Champions Trophy 2009

The 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, originally scheduled to be held in Pakistan in 2008, was moved to South Africa by the ICC. The eight-team tournament is scheduled to take place from 24 September to 5 October at the Wanderers and Centurion stadiums.

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Asia Cup 2008 in Pakistan

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Asia Cup Cricket 2008

Asia Cup Cricket 2008

The Ninth Edition of the Asia Cup will be held at Pakistan in june 2008.

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Bangladesh Tri Series 2008

Bangladesh Tri Series 2008

India and Pakistan join Bangladesh in the Tri-Series, which is scheduled to start from 8 june 2008.

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Pakistan Cricket Series Results 2009

Pakistan ODI Matches 2009

Series Played Won Lost N/R
v Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0
Total 3 1 2 0

Pakistan Test Matches 2009

Series Played Won Lost N/R
v Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2
Total 2 0 0 2

Pakistan Twenty20 Matches 2009

Series Played Won Lost N/R
- 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

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