Fawad Ahmed

  • Usman Khawaja in row over beer logo on uniform 22-10-2013 01:30 PM

    Sydney: Australian batsman Usman Khawaja may follow fellow Muslim Fawad Ahmed and refuse to wear a uniform with a beer brand logo, but admits that cementing his Test place comes first. Khawaja, the first Muslim to wear the baggy green, told The Sydney Morning Herald he had considered whether it...
  • Michael Clarke doubtful for crucial fifth ODI 15-09-2013 10:11 PM

    Southampton: Australia captain Michael Clarke could miss the fifth one-day international against England on Monday after suffering a recurrence of his chronic back problem. The Australians had already planned to recall opener Phil Hughes in place of Shaun Marsh, who is ruled out after hurting his hamstring in the fourth...
  • Australian rugby great Campese sorry for telling Fawad to 'go home' 10-09-2013 10:17 AM

    Australian rugby great David Campese has apologised for a Twitter outburst in which he said Muslim cricketer Fawad Ahmed should "go home" if he refused to wear a beer logo on his shirt. Cricket Australia agreed to the Pakistan-born leg-spinner's request not to wear the sponsorship logo of beer brand...
  • Fawad Ahmed unmoved by logo row, says George Bailey 07-09-2013 11:11 PM

    London: Australia's Fawad Ahmed is unconcerned by the furore his move in not wearing a beer sponsor's logo on his shirt has sparked, according to one-day international vice-captain George Bailey. Pakistan-born legspinner Ahmed, who became an Australian citizen in July after his application was fast-tracked, did not have the VB...
  • CA chief lashes out at racist abuse of Ahmed 04-09-2013 11:57 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has lashed out at "racist comments" directed at Muslim Fawad Ahmed after the legspinner asked not to wear a kit displaying the logo of beer brand VB. Pakistan-born Ahmed, who became an Australian citizen in July after his application was fast-tracked, did not have...
  • Australia allows Ahmed to drop beer logo from shirt 03-09-2013 09:52 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) have agreed to let Muslim legspinner Fawad Ahmed compete without the logo of a sponsor's beer brand on his shirt out of respect for his "personal beliefs". Australia's touring international teams have competed with the logo of Victoria Bitter, a popular locally-brewed beer, on their shirts...
  • 2nd T20: England look to avoid another Finch master-class 30-08-2013 06:56 PM

    Durham: England might still be recovering from the storm Aaron Finch created with his devastating knock. The 26-year-old from Victoria smashed 156 off just 63 balls, hitting more sixes (14) than fours (11) as Australia posted a mammoth 248 in 20 overs in the first Twenty20 international at The Rose...
  • Nathan Lyon wants to play for Australia in all formats 17-08-2013 12:32 PM

    Australia spinner Nathan Lyon, who had a good show in the fourth Ashes Test, has declared that he wants to represent Australia in all three formats of the game. Lyon picked up three wickets for Australia in the tour match against the England Lions at Northampton. After taking seven wickets...
  • Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed in Australia's ODI squad 15-08-2013 10:11 AM

    Melbourne: New Australian citizen Fawad Ahmed has been selected as the lead spinner in an 18-man squad for Australia's one-day and Twenty20 series in England and Scotland. Ahmed was granted Australian citizenship in July. He played 10 first-class matches in Pakistan before arriving in Australia in 2010 seeking asylum. "Fawad...
  • Fawad Ahmed granted Australian citizenship 10-07-2013 01:04 PM

    Melbourne: Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed Wednesday officially became an Australian citizen at a citizenship ceremony conducted by Minister Brendan O'Connor at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices. After getting the news last week that his citizenship application was successful, Wednesday's ceremony completed the fulfilment of a dream for the 31-year-old Ahmed. "It...
  • Family backs Fawad Ahmed to bamboozle England at Ashes 03-07-2013 01:27 PM

    Karachi: Family and friends welcomed Australia's decision to give citizenship to Pakistan's Fawad Ahmed, hoping the leg-spinner gets the chance to wreak havoc on England's batsmen during the Ashes Ahmed, 31, played just 10 first-class games in Pakistan with little success and sought political asylum in Australia claiming death threats...
  • Australian citizenship law change boosts Ahmed's Ashes dreams 20-06-2013 07:51 PM

    Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed's Ashes dreams received a major boost on Thursday with the Australian senate passing legislation to fast-track citizenship in special cases. The legislation empowers the immigration minister to apply shorter residential requirements on certain citizenship seekers. "This is pleasing news for CA and a big step forward...
  • Ahmed, Sandhu in Australia A tour of Africa 19-06-2013 12:05 PM

    Sydney: Pakistan-born legspinner Fawad Ahmed was on Wednesday named on the Australia A squad for a tour of Africa beginning next month, despite also being in contention for selection for the Ashes series against England. Ahmed was added to the 15-man squad for the July and August tour along with...
  • Fawad Ahmed wicketless in opening Australia A stint 17-06-2013 08:24 AM

    Belfast: Australia leg-spin hope and possible Ashes call-up Fawad Ahmed went wicketless in his first representative bowling stint for his adopted country on Sunday. The former Pakistani asylum-seeker, who did not bat in Australia's A first innings 312 for 9 declared against Ireland in Belfast, returned figures of none for...
  • Fawad Ahmed gets Cricket Australia call-up 06-06-2013 08:14 AM

    Sydney: Former Pakistan asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed moved a step closer to playing in the Ashes against England after being rushed into the Australia A squad for their tour of Britain on Thursday. "Fawad is a spin bowler of interest and we look forward to seeing how he performs for Australia...
  • Warne backs 'heroic' Ahmed for Ashes call-up 05-06-2013 08:47 AM

    London: Shane Warne believes "heroic" and "courageous" Pakistani-born legspinner Fawad Ahmed can become an unlikely Ashes hero for Australia in England later this year. Former refugee Ahmed, 31, will be eligible if minor changes to Australia's citizenship legislation pass through parliament in the next few weeks, having fled his native...
  • Pakistani bowler Ahmed closer to Ashes selection 30-05-2013 08:50 AM

    Canberra, Australia: The Australian government is fast-tracking legislation that could clear the way for Pakistani legspinner Fawad Ahmed to play for Australia in the forthcoming Ashes series against England starting July. The 31-year-old is a permanent resident of Australia after being accepted as a refugee, but needs to be an...
  • Pakistan asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed signs with Victoria 26-04-2013 09:57 AM

    Sydney: Pakistani asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed has signed to play with Australian state side Victoria for the next three seasons, Cricket Victoria said on Friday. Leg-spinner Ahmed, who could be in contention to play for Australia in the Ashes series in England in July if he is granted citizenship on time,...
  • Ashes-focused Australia in a spin over Pakistani refugee 11-04-2013 03:29 PM

    Melbourne: Mired in gloom following a Test drubbing in India, Australian cricket has turned to Canberra's halls of power for succour, asking the country's top immigration official to act as a de facto selector ahead of back-to-back Ashes series this year. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Australia's bid...