Zaheer Abbas

  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas July 4, 2014

    Karachi: After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup. "Give me on valid reason why Misbah is not fit to lead the team till...
  • PCB announces increment for employees June 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain, Zaheer...
  • PCB chairman summons Hafeez, Moin, Zaheer April 3, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is meeting head coach Moin Khan, captain Mohammad Hafeez and chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas on Thursday to hear them out the reasons for the team's failure to make the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Sethi picked Moin as head coach from...
  • Pakistan must not be bad losers, says Hafeez April 3, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. Hafeez told reporters after returning from Dhaka early on Thursday that the side were disappointed by...
  • Kohli will break all the records, feels Zaheer Abbas March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas is the new entrant in the list of illustrious former cricketers, who feel that India's premier batsman Virat Kohli is destined for greatness. "Virat Kohli is one batsman who will break all the records in international cricket. The transition phase in Indian batting has already...
  • It's India's batting vs Pakistan's bowling, says Zaheer Abbas March 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan's chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas feels it would be an intense contest between India's famed batting and his team's "stronger" bowling when the two sides clash in their much-anticipated Asia Cup match on Sunday. "Both teams have their weaknesses. It will depend who play on that given day and...
  • Zaheer Abbas warns Pakistan of complacency against struggling India February 20, 2014

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas on Thursday said that India should not be judged on the basis of their poor performances in the recent tours of South Africa and New Zealand as they would be a potent force for the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh. "It would be a mistake...
  • PCB to form committee to initiate talks with BCCI February 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is going to form a four-member special committee to initiate talks with the BCCI on regular basis in a bid to revive bilateral ties between the two countries. Former Test captain, Zaheer Abbas who is a member of the managing committee, which is running the...
  • Pakistan cautious about BCCI offer to play in neutral venues January 25, 2014

    Karachi: The cricket community in the country has reacted cautiously to reports that the Indian and English Boards were willing to play Pakistan at neutral venues with some asking the PCB not to fall in the "trap". The reports of the BCCI and the England and Wales Cricket Board hinting to...
  • New Pakistan coach to be named on short-term basis: Sethi January 14, 2014

    Karachi: The acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has informed the members of the interim management committee (IMC) that a new coach would only be appointed on a short-term basis after the conclusion of the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE. A reliable source told PTI that...
  • Pakistanis hail first-ever series win over South Africa November 29, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket commentators Thursday hailed the national team's first-ever one-day series win over South Africa, describing it as one of the country's greatest moments. The Pakistani team edged out the Proteas by one run in the second one-day international at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, to take an unbeatable 2-0...
  • Javed Miandad wants to contest for PCB chairman's post November 8, 2013

    Karachi: After Abdul Qadir and Zaheer Abbas, another former great Javed Miandad has also announced his intention to contest for the post of chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the forthcoming elections. Miandad, one of Pakistan's most well known cricketers, is presently employed in the board as director...
  • Zaheer, Qadir keen on Pakistan board job October 30, 2013

    Karachi: Former Test legends Abdul Qadir and Zaheer Abbas have expressed interest in the job of Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, after a court ordered elections for the post be held next month. Cricket administration in Pakistan has been rocked by months of wrangling between the courts and the PCB after then-chairman...
  • Interim committee takes control of PCB October 18, 2013

    Karachi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday appointed an interim management committee to take control of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PM announced the necessary amendments in the PCB Constitution to effect its supersession by the interim committee. The interim committee comprises acting chief Najam Sethi, former chairman Shaharyar Khan, former...
  • Cricket with India will only help Pak players: Zaheer Abbas September 18, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain Zaheer Abbas feels restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India would prove to be beneficial for Pakistan as presently India is in a stronger position in world cricket. "I have always said that regular Indo-Pak cricket relations and ties also lead to improved relations at people to people...
  • Former players express shock at Pakistan's defeat August 28, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan cricketers reacted with disbelief to their national team's shock defeat against Zimbabwe in the first ODI in Harare Tuesday, saying both batsmen and bowlers put up an extremely disappointing performance. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets after having won the Twenty20 series comfortably 2-0. Despite captain Misbah-ul-Haq scoring...
  • Zaheer abbas wants coach for batting than for bowling April 23, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain Zaheer Abbas has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to immediately appoint a batting coach for the national team instead of focusing on the bowlers ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in June. The PCB has hired former captain and bowling great Wasim Akram to supervise a 10-day...
  • Pakistan need a batting coach: Abbas March 13, 2013

    Karachi: Legendary Zaheer Abbas has lamented the absence of a quality batsmen in Pakistan and advised the Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint a batting coach with the national team. The former Pakistan skipper also suggested that senior players in the side had become a liability and should now be eased...
  • Dhoni should be rested as T20 captain, feels Abbas January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan batting legend Zaheer Abbas feels that under-fire Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni should take a break from Twenty20 captaincy to reflect on his game. "He (Dhoni) should give up the Twenty20 format. He should be rested from the format as a captain. He should remain part of the...
  • Kohli bags top honours at CEAT Cricket Awards January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India vice-captain Virat Kohli was adjudged the International Cricketer of the Year while Pakistan bagged the top honours for the best team at the CEAT Cricket Awards 2011-12 here on Thursday. Kohli beat Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke to bag the award. Kohli was the top...
  • Indian team looks jaded: Zaheer Abbas January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan's dominance in the ongoing ODI series against India has surprised the country's former captain Zaheer Abbas, who feels the host team looks jaded after playing too much cricket. India slumped to yet another series defeat with a pathetic display as Pakistan spanked the hosts by 85 runs in...
  • Would love to see a full Indo-Pak Test series: Abbas November 9, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Zaheer Abbas is delighted at resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan and expressed wish to see a full Test series between the two countries. Speaking ahead of Pakistan's upcoming tour to India, Zaheer said, "I would love to see both countries play a...
  • Professional batting coach would help Pak: Misbah November 4, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has backed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s decision to appoint a batting coach with the national team. Misbah, 38, said the appointment of a professional batting coach would help improve performance of the team. The PCB has invited interested candidates to apply for the...
  • Indo-Pak series could have been longer: Abbas November 2, 2012

    Karachi: He is glad that Indo-Pak bilateral cricket is finally set for revival come December, but former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas is not particularly pleased with the short duration of the series. While welcoming the BCCI announcement that it had got clearance to host Pakistan for a short one-day series...
  • Former players concerned about inconsistent Pak batting September 29, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan team might be on a winning streak in the ICC World Twenty20 but some former greats have their concerns over the batting of the team. Former Test captain Zaheer Abbas expressed apprehensions over the inconsistent batting performances by the team. "We won a big match against South Africa on...
  • Former Pak players hail revived cricketing ties July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The announcement of revived sub-continental cricketing ties might not have gone down well with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, but former Pakistani players have given it a huge thumbs up. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday that Pakistan will play three one-dayers and...
  • Gavaskar slams BCCI for hosting Pakistan July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar has come down hard on the BCCI’s decision to revive bilateral ties with Pakistan, claiming that the short limited-overs series in December-January was in poor taste considering Pakistan’s non-cooperation in the Mumbai terror attacks probe. "Being a Mumbaikar I feel what is the urgency when there...
  • Zaheer, Moin not keen on Yousuf return April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former captains Zaheer Abbas and Moin Khan said the national selectors should stick with young players in the team instead of recalling senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "The Sri Lanka tour has many matches and it must be used to groom new faces and...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed in Pak bowling coach fray: sources April 8, 2012

    Lahore: Former legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed's name has cropped up as one of the leading candidates to be the bowling coach of the national team before the tour to Sri Lanka. According to sources, Mushtaq who until this week was working with the England team in Sri Lanka as their bowling...
  • ICC must keep close watch on IPL 5: Abbas March 15, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas feels the ICC should keep a close watch on the fifth Indian Premier League in the wake of the recent reports about spot-fixing in international cricket. "The ICC may have dismissed the recent reports quoting an Indian bookmaker but it would be prudent that a...