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  • Ujjwal Nikam's biryani blunder March 23, 2015

    'Biryan' in Persian language means to 'roast or fry'; that is where it is said the reference to 'Biryani' has been derived from - To roast and fry. Clearly, Mr Ujjwal Nikam who has gotten away by saying that he cooked up the story to stop an "emotional wave" which...
  • PCB pulls up Saeed Ajmal for captaincy comment March 21, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad. Misbah, who had already announced his retirement from ODIs after the showpiece event, bowed out after...
  • Kasab never asked for biryani, I concocted the statement: 26/11 Mumbai attack prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam March 21, 2015

    More than two years after 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab was hanged, public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam in a startling revelation admitted that he made up his statement that Kasab had asked for biryani while in custody. Nikam said he made it up just to divert people's attention. Nikam said the media...
  • Kasab never asked for Biryani: 26/11 Mumbai attack prosecutor March 20, 2015

    Jaipur: 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab's demand for Mutton Biryani in jail was just a myth and was "concocted" to stop an "emotional wave" which was being created in favour of the militant, claimed Ujjwal Nikam, public prosecutor in the case. "Kasab never demanded Biryani and was never served...
  • World Cup 2015: Saeed Ajmal available if Pakistan reach semi-final March 18, 2015

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the option of flying out off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to Australia for the cricket World Cup was available if Pakistan reached the semi-finals of the tournament. Khan said that Ajmal could replace the injured pacer Mohammad Irfan, who was ruled out of the World...
  • ICC World Cup: Don't take Pakistan lightly, says Saeed Ajmal March 7, 2015

    Karachi: Spinner Saeed Ajmal has warned all the participating nations in the cricket World Cup to be wary of a resurgent Pakistan side after they upset favourites South Africa in Auckland on Saturday. Ajmal, who couldn't play in the tournament as he was undergoing remedial measures for an illegal bowling action,...
  • T20s responsible for faults in offspiners, says Daryl Foster February 27, 2015

    Daryl Foster is a slight but sprightly 76. His name is generally associated with biomechanics and illegal actions, but Foster, who played for Victoria Second XI in the mid 1950s, has also been involved in coaching roles with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides coaching Western Australia to nine Sheffield Shield...
  • Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire February 24, 2015

    London: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will return for a third spell with Worcestershire, the English county announced on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was recently cleared to bowl again after undergoing remedial work on his action. However, he failed to satisfy doubts about the legality of his deliveries in time for the ongoing World...
  • Saeed Ajmal slams Umpire for referral decision during WC match February 15, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal on Sunday alleged that ICC umpire, Steve Davis had victimized Pakistan after he ruled Umar Akmal caught behind on a referral decision during their high-octane World Cup opener against India in Adelaide. "Steve Davis never upheld any appeal when I bowled and I had to always...
  • Saeed Ajmal wants Pakistan to thrash India in World Cup February 10, 2015

    Karachi: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he was disappointed at not playing the World Cup but he wanted to see Pakistan change history by defeating India in the mega event. "Who doesn't want to play in a mega event like the World Cup. I feel the same way. But even...
  • Saeed Ajmal vows to return better than ever February 9, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has revealed that not only has he remodelled his action to legally bowl again in international cricket, he has added two new deliveries to his armoury and hinted he could return to Australia for the Big Bash League next summer. In an exclusive chat with cricket.com.au,...
  • PCB wants Ajmal to play domestic cricket and be ready for World Cup 2015 February 8, 2015

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan wants offspinner Saeed Ajmal to play some domestic cricket before he could be considered for national selection with his modified bowling action after being cleared by the International Cricket Council. Even as the PCB appears to be less confident in...
  • Injured Pakistan allrounder Hafeez exits World Cup February 8, 2015

    Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez was on Sunday ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury, in yet another blow to the team before the mega-event. The 34-year-old suffered the injury during the second one-day international against New Zealand in Napier last week and has been advised to take...
  • Misbah unsure reinstated Saeed Ajmal will make Cricket World Cup February 8, 2015

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Sunday he was unsure whether Saeed Ajmal would participate in the World Cup after the off-spinner's bowling action was cleared. The 37-year-old had originally withdrawn from the World Cup, which begins on Saturday, after he failed to correct his action in time for the 15-man...
  • I want to play for 3-4 years more, says Saeed Ajmal February 7, 2015

    Karachi: Cleared to resume international cricket after his bowling action was found to be legal, star Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal today expressed contentment and said he intended to play for another 3-4 years. "I am really happy today that finally my action is clear and all the hard work has paid...
  • ICC clears Saeed Ajmal's action but World Cup return uncertain February 7, 2015

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday confirmed that following remedial work and retests, the bowling actions of Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh have been found to be legal, and the players can now resume bowling in international cricket. However, it is still not clear that whether Ajmal...
  • Saeed Ajmal may still make it to Pakistan's World Cup squad February 6, 2015

    Chennai: Saeed Ajmal could be cleared to play in the upcoming World Cup according to coaches present during the test conducted on the banned Pakistan off-spinner at the ICC-accredited laboratory here on Friday. The coaches at the centre disclosed that "following the test, the bowler's action show marked changes and his...
  • Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to World Cup triumph January 27, 2015

    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...
  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai January 24, 2015

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test January 22, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup. The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai, India later Thursday and have a reassessment test on his...
  • Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race January 19, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on Geo Super channel, the seasoned campaigner tipped Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and India to be in the...
  • It will be tough without Saeed Ajmal in World Cup, says Pakistan spin coach January 16, 2015

    Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed on Friday admitted it will be tough to find the right balance without ace spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended due to illegal bowling action. Pakistan will be without Ajmal at this year's World Cup starting on February 14 after the off-spinner withdrew following his failure to...
  • PCB not happy with Ajmal for rushing ICC bowling action test January 16, 2015

    Karachi: Relations between suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are not very cordial these days after the senior player insisted on taking the ICC bowling test this month. Sources aware of the developments said the PCB was not in favor of Saeed rushing his official ICC bowling...
  • Saeed Ajmal clears unofficial bowling action test January 14, 2015

    Suspended Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday claimed to have cleared a private bowling action test, but it remains uncertain whether he will feature in the World Cup. The private test was conducted in a laboratory in Edgbaston in England and Ajmal now needs to clear an official reassessment in an...
  • PCB gives suspended Saeed Ajmal contract extension January 14, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan have extended the central contract of suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal until March 31, and given Cricket World Cup-bound legspinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Sohail Khan low-level contracts. Ajmal was retained in Category A despite being suspended from international cricket since September for an illegal action. His technique will...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be officially tested on January 24 January 13, 2015

    Lahore: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be officially tested in Chennai Jan 24, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said. Ajmal was barred from bowling in September last year. His action was termed illegal and he withdrew his name from the World Cup, admitting his remodelled...
  • World Cup 2015 may have its 'Chuck De' moments January 13, 2015

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...
  • Cricket under terror threat: Pakistan spinner Ajmal forced to shut down his academy January 9, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to close his international cricket academy in his hometown Faisalabad after it received threats from extremist elements. Ajmal confirmed to PTI that he had closed down his academy temporarily after he met with the deputy commissioner of Faisalabad and the vice chancellor of...
  • Saeed Ajmal to fly to England for informal test on bowling action January 9, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal says he would prefer England over India to undergo an informal bowling test on his corrected action in a bid to revive his international career. "I will be going for the informal test later this month and it will not be to the bowling centre in...
  • Experience missing from Pakistan squad for World Cup 2015 January 8, 2015

    To be a selector you must have a vision. I agree it's tough to be on a selection panel anywhere in the world but it's even tougher if you are a selector in Pakistan and have to pick 15 for an event like the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Well...