Abdul Razzaq

  • Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limited-overs captain 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's out-of-favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national one-day and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup. Razzaq, who is these days playing league cricket in England, said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to...
  • Mohammad Hafeez wanted Abdul Razzaq for CLT20 but PCB refused: source September 8, 2014

    Karachi: Lahore Lions captain Mohammad Hafeez had wanted the inclusion of veteran allrounder Abdul Razzaq in the squad for Champions League Twenty20 in India this month but the Pakistan Cricket Board rejected his request, according to sources. A source close to Hafeez said he had made the request during a meeting...
  • Five Pakistan cricketers fined for participating in unauthorised T20 tournament May 16, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday fined five of its cricketers USD 5,000 each for participating in an unauthorized Twenty20 tournament in the United States. The PCB said fast bowler Wahab Riaz, allrounder Abdul Razzaq, middle order batsman Fawad Alam and opening batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Shahzeb Hasan all were...
  • Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik ignored from Pakistan training camp April 29, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan players Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal do not feature in a list of 36 players selected for a month-long training camp to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore starting May 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) though has included a number of out-of-favour players like Nasir...
  • Abdul Razzaq blames Hafeez for Pakistan's early ouster from T20 WC April 2, 2014

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has called for the axing of Mohammad Hafeez as the national T20 captain and said he was to blame for the team's disastrous exit from the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Mincing no words, Razzaq said Hafeez should be removed as captain as he had...
  • Malik rubbishes disciplinary issue for his return November 23, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and senior player Abdul Razzaq have dismissed rumours that they were sent back home from South Africa because of disciplinary issues. "It is all rubbish. We faced no disciplinary issue at all with the team management or anyone else," Malik said after the duo returned...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan look to redeem in return series November 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa would be confident for the return limited-over series against Pakistan, which starts with two T20s and three ODIs. In the United Arab Emirates, South Africa clinched the five-match ODI series 2-0 and this would boost their hopes of moving up the ranks in rankings. Moreover, Pakistan have injury problems...
  • Abdul Razzaq blames Zaka Ashraf for being sidelined November 8, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned allrounder, Abdul Razzaq has blamed former chairman of the PCB, Zaka Ashraf, for sidelining him from the national team since last year. Razzaq, 33, who has finally won a recall to the national T20 squad for the series against South Africa, said it was Ashraf who had blown...
  • Pakistan to recall Malik, Razzaq for T20s against SA November 1, 2013

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan all-rounders, Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq will return to the national team for the Twenty20 series against South Africa, according to a source in the Cricket Board (PCB). A reliable source close to the PCB selection committee told PTI today that it had been decided to recall the...
  • Hafeez has no problem playing alongside Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq September 26, 2013

    Karachi: With Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq expected to make a comeback to Pakistan's T20 and ODI sides, national Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez has made it clear that he does not have any problem playing along side the senior cricketers. "I have always said that I would respect the selectors and...
  • Razzaq, Malik hope for a national team recall September 20, 2013

    Karachi: Senior cricketers Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik have stepped up their campaign to earn a recall to the national team after Pakistan's dismal show in their recent tour to Zimbabwe. Pakistan lost second Test against a lowly-ranked Zimbabwe to level the two-match series 1-1. They had also lost a...
  • Misbah's responsible for all ills in Pakistan team: Razzaq July 24, 2013

    Karachi: All-rounder Abdul Razzaq Wednesday blamed skipper Misbah-ul-Haq's defensive batting along with his defensive tactics for team's poor show in recent times. Mincing no words, Razzaq, who is in Karachi for the Ramazan T20 tournaments, also said that he was ousted from the team last year because of Misbah and...
  • Overconfidence led to debacle in South Africa: Razzaq February 25, 2013

    Karachi: Veteran allrounder Abdul Razzaq has has blamed Pakistan's Test debacle in South Africa on the 'overconfidence' of the players, saying that the team's batsmen were just not prepared for the host's intimidating bowling attack. "I think overconfidence was the primary reason for the defeats," said Razzaq, who was ignored for...
  • Hafeez, Razzaq shake hands after PCB intervention October 19, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Zaka Ashraf Friday stepped in to defuse the simmering tension between the national T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez and allrounder Abdul Razzaq. Razzaq was fined Rs one lakh by the board for his recent outburst against Hafeez after the ICC World Twenty20 event in Sri Lanka. Ashraf, while...
  • Razzaq left out of Pak's Hong Kong Sixes squad October 15, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistani selectors on Monday left out experienced allrounder Abdul Razzaq from a seven-member squad to be captained by wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal for the Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament to be held later this month. Razzaq, who has been issued a showcause notice for making negative remarks about the...
  • 'Will consult lawyer before replying to PCB notice' October 10, 2012

    Lahore: After getting a Showcause notice by the Pakistan Cricket Board, veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq said he would consult his lawyers before responding to the notice sent to him for criticising national team captain Mohammed Hafeez recently. The notice was given to Razzaq for criticising Hafeez after the team's semi-final ouster...
  • Razzaq in trouble over Hafeez criticism October 9, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket chiefs on Tuesday ordered veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq to explain himself after he publicly criticised skipper Mohammed Hafeez for dropping him for the World Twenty20 semifinal. The 32-year-old was replaced by fast bowler Sohail Tanveer for Pakistan's semi-final defeat against Sri Lanka last week, a decision which Hafeez...
  • PCB issues show cause notice to Razzaq for remark October 7, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has apparently issued a show cause notice to allrounder Abdul Razzaq for making content_cnious remarks after returning from Sri Lanka with the national team. Sources close to Razzaq said he had got a notice on Sunday regarding his remarks about his selection for the ICC World...
  • Hafeez decided to drop me, says angry Razzaq October 7, 2012

    Lahore: The first signs of discontent_cn in the Pakistan team after its ouster from the World Twenty20 have surfaced with experienced allrounder Abdul Razzaq expressing his disappointment at being dropped from the lost semifinal against Sri Lanka. Razzaq, who returned to his hometown Lahore, told the media at the airport that...
  • Hafeez in hot water after Pak exit from World T20 October 5, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's semi-final exit from the ICC World Twenty20 has triggered an avalanche of criticism against captain Mohammad Hafeez with several former cricketers demanding the sacking of the allrounder. Pakistan were sent packing by Sri lanka in the semi-final last night and former Test captains and internationals have slammed the decision...
  • Bring in Razzaq: ex-players advise Pakistan September 27, 2012

    Karachi: The below-par show of Pakistan's pace battery in the ongoing World Twenty20 has left the country's former cricketers worried and they have called for changes in the line-up in the Super Eight stage starting on Thursday. Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised the team management to replace the struggling...
  • Pakistan recall Razzaq, Nazir, Akmal for World T20 July 17, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan have recalled Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq and Imran Nazir in a 15-man squad for three Twenty20s against Australia and the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Wicketkeeper Akmal has not played international cricket since last year's World Cup, and appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board integrity committee last week. Akmal...
  • PCB releases players for SLPL July 13, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has informed its Sri Lankan counterparts that all players signed up to play in the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League next month have been given clearance to skip the training camp for the Australian tour to play in the league. A board official, however, said that...
  • Akmal, Razzaq among T20 World Cup probables June 29, 2012

    Lahore: Out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq are included in the list of 30 probables for the national team squad which will take part in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, reported Geo News. Apart from Akmal and Razzaq, Wahab Riaz and Imran Nazir have made it to...
  • Razzaq slams selectors for Sri Lanka snub May 26, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq has lashed out at the selectors for advising him to play and perform in domestic cricket if he wants to be considered for national selection. Razzaq, who has not been considered for selection since he played against Sri Lanka last November in the UAE, said...
  • Kamran, Razzaq disappointed at snub May 11, 2012

    Lahore: Snubbed Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and allrounder Abdul Razzaq on Friday expressed disappointment at being continuously left out of the national team, asking selectors for their reasons. Pakistan on Thursday announced three separate squads for next month's tour of Sri Lanka, but Kamran and Razzaq were not selected in...
  • Razzaq to play for Leicestershire April 26, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior allrounder Abdul Razzaq has signed a contract with English county side Leicestershire for this season after being constantly ignored by the national selectors. Razzaq will leave next week to join his county for the English Twenty20 championship. "It is disappointing that I am constantly being ignored by the...
  • Razzaq set to get PCB central contract February 19, 2012

    Lahore: Seasoned Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq is set to get a new central contract despite being embroiled in a controversy over his appearance in the Bangladesh Premier League. Reliable sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI on Sunday that there were slim chances of the PCB taking any disciplinary action...
  • Razzaq in trouble for lying to selectors February 15, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced allrounder, Abdul Razzaq could face disciplinary action from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after he allegedly misled the national selection committee into believing that he was unfit to bowl. A source close to the selection committee told PTI that Razzaq, who is playing for Duronto Rajshahi in the...
  • Malik, Razzaq unlikely for ODIs against England January 30, 2012

    Lahore: Experienced all-rounders, Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq, are unlikely to make the one-day squad for the forthcoming series against England in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the national selection committee said that after a preliminary meeting and consultations with the team management in Abu Dhabi, it is unlikely...