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Court adjourns Shoaib’s appeal

Court adjourned an appeal by retired international paceman Shoaib Akhtar against a record seven million rupee ($82,400) disciplinary fine imposed three years ago. The 35-year-old, who retired from international cricket after Pakistan’s

Shoaib Akhtar to be awarded gold medal

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be awarded a gold medal at the prize distribution ceremony of the Pakistan Champions Club League here on Saturday. “We would be honoring Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib likely to get farewell from PCB

LAHORE – Speedster Shoaib Akhtar has not approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to allow him to play a farewell match for the national team. A PCB official there were only media reports about Shoaib wanting the board to allow him to play a farewell match but he had not filed any request with the PCB as yet. “So far he has not spoken to us about it and we are also reading things in the media, but when he does come to us with a proposal, obviously the chairman will consider it,” a

Farewell extravaganza being planned for Shoaib

LAHORE – Senior officials in the Pakistan Cricket Board are planning a farewell extravaganza for speedster Shoaib Akhtar, it has been revealed.
Sources say that several regional cricket associations are planning to organise exhibition matches in a bid to give Akhtar, who retired from international cricket during the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup, a fitting farewell.
The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ appeared a spent force in the Pakistan squad during the ICC CWC. With

Shoaib wants farewell match

LAHORE – Pakistan’s enigmatic fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar wants to be given an opportunity to play a final farewell match this year although he announced his retirement from international cricket during the World Cup. Although Shoaib himself has kept a low profile since returning from the World Cup, well-placed sources confirmed that the fast bowler had conveyed to the PCB about his desire to play a farewell match.
The experienced player suffered a setback in the World Cup as his

Afridi blasts Shoaib for abrupt retirement announcement

KARACHI – Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi criticised speedster Shoaib Akhtar for abruptly announcing his retirement from the sport midway through the World Cup.
The 35-year-old Shoaib, who has had a rocky international career due to run-ins with authorities and disciplinary issues, said he was quitting the sport on March 17 while Pakistan were gearing up for the knockout stages of the tournament.
“I think he should have consulted us properly and made the announcement before

Shoaib Akhtar: Playboy, serial offender or a champion?

COMMENT – As Pakistan’s run in the World Cup ended on Wednesday, the sport’s landscape became a slightly grayer place. That’s because it marks the retirement of a character as colorful as a paintbox in a tumble dryer: Shoaib Akhtar. The 35-year-old fast-bowler has long represented all that is most glorious-and most ridiculous-about the wonderful world of Pakistani cricket. At times among the most devastating bowlers ever, the so-called Rawalpindi Express was exhilarating to watch; he

Sania wins ‘war’ with Shoaib

NEW DELHI – Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who had jokingly tweeted she was at ‘war’ with husband — and former Pakistan cricket captain — Shoaib Malik, praised the defeated semi-finalists on Thursday. Mirza, as well as Indo-Pak tennis partners Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, had cheered on their teams from the United States where all had been involved in the Miami Masters tournament. “Bad luck to Pakistan..fantastic win by India but job only half done..one more to

Shoaib could get one last tilt at glory

KARACHI – Pakistan are considering playing their controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against India after his international career appeared to be over.
Shoaib, 35, who will retire after the tournament, has not played since Pakistan’s loss to New Zealand in the group stages.
Media reports said he had fallen out of favour after an argument with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who dropped Ross Taylor twice in one over. Taylor went on to score a

Emotional Shoaib decides to bid adieu

COLOMBO – Pakistan’s maverick paceman Shoaib Akhtar, whose colourful career has been a heady mix of on-field brilliance and off-field controversy, will quit international cricket after the World Cup. Akhtar made up his mind after Pakistan’s 110-run defeat against New Zealand last week, in which he went for 70 runs in his nine overs.
“I have decided to retire. Mentally I wanted to go on forever but I have decided to make way for the youngsters,” the 35-year-old said on Thursday.

After World Cup – Shoaib will retire from international cricket

COLOMBO – Shoaib Akhtar will retire from international cricket after the World Cup.
“Yes, he’s retiring after this World Cup. He will speak to the press shortly,” said team manager Intikhab Alam. Media reports said that he told his team mates of his decision on Thursday before training in Colombo ahead of Pakistan’s final Group A round robin match with Australia on Saturday, which could well decide who tops the group.
His emotional address to his team mates was followed by

Shoaib Malik set for a comeback

LAHORE – Former captain Shoaib Malik is likely to get a reprieve from the integrity committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board after he appeared before it on Friday to respond to inquiries regarding his assets and bank balance. Reports said that Malik had given more details about his assets and bank accounts to the integrity committee at the meeting. “There are indications that the integrity committee might recommend to the PCB to clear the all-rounder for national selection soon,” a

Shoaib can still deliver: Mohsin

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board chief selector Mohsin Hasan Khan believes that Shoaib Akhtar has left behind all controversies and still carries the fire to rattle the opposition. He is still is a capable and match-winning bowler, he added. According to a website, he said: “Shoaib Akhtar is still good at his line and length and is still the fastest bowler around. He can give us great results in the World Cup”.
Pakistan are placed in the Group A with Australia, New Zealand, Sri

Shoaib prevails to win Infotech Golf title

LAHORE – Shoaib Bokhari played quality golf for an outward half of 36 and inward half of 37 to win the 5th Infotech Golf Tournament contested at the par 72 Royal Palm Golf Course on Sunday.
Bokhari outpointed 91 ardent golf competitors and what made Shoaib more creditable was the fact that his nearest rivals Mohsen Zafar and Faisal Ali Malik were equally forceful and fierce competitors and appeared as hot contenders right till the very end, but then failed to place their 12

Shoaib Mansoor gets bold with ‘BOL’

LAHORE – ‘Bol’ is Shoaib Mansoor’s second dramatic breakthrough of revealing life with its complexities. After ‘Khuda Kay Liye’, that went on to win several international awards, ‘Bol’ is another gripping story authored by him.
A story that shows how a poor makes ends meet. On top of the poverty, the father subscribes to a set of values that embody contradictions and values that have not been questioned. ‘Bol’ is a roller coaster of emotions, yet carries subtleties that make