i-BUTT vs. c-BUTTS

Clyde Butts

Clyde Butts

IJAZ BUTT says: Whatever D-C-YEN I take is the best D-C-YEN

IJAZ BUTT says: Whatever D-C-YEN I take is the best D-C-YEN

Ijaz Butt vs. Clyde Butts.  One is the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board or the PCB and the other is the Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies cricket team.   Both Chairmen have tried to jettison the drag by dropping their seniors for the forthcoming cricket series in the Caribbean.

Pakistan has dropped its senior players, Umar Gul, Younus Khan, Kamran Akmal (and the unmentionable Goods Train from Rawalpindi) from this tour.  I don’t  understand in which category Misbah ul Haq fits? Is he a senior player or, a senior citizen who is accompanying the squad for T20 and the ODI series?

Especially since Missy Baba was the main culprit who handed the WC semifinal match on a silver platter to India. He was handicapped to the extent that he was on a wheel chair on the ground, blocking 40 balls and scoring no runs?  That is a crime and his punishment is, he is not only the test team captain – announced already without the test teams announcement – but he is also a playing member of the shorter version of the game in which he is a Total Mis-Fit-ul-Haq.

Similarly the West Indian Butts colliding with another so-called Earnest Hilaire, CEO have also dropped their three senior players in Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul and Ramesh Sarwan and even the tall lanky spinner Sulaiman Ben Ladin. Initially the reason provided was different from the one that is being told now.  Whatever it is, these two teams are similar in many ways i.e., in terms of the ad hoc management of the boards and in decision making as well as the style of the players from both teams. They lack in consistency and on their day they can beat any team in the world, with Pakistan slightly having an edge because, the West Indian players are more vulnerable than Pakistani players in terms of getting selected.  The dangling of the sword of performance is the key for their inconsistency.

Therefore, in my opinion the matches will be evenly poised, although the expectations of Pakistani fans is, they should whitewash the West Indies team with an ALL-ZERO in ALL FORMATS.  That is against the odds of betting and against the principles of Pakistan. They have to do the unexpected and that is what is expected from the Pakistanis.

First the AC (Akhroat Captain) Afridi didn’t take a breath before announcing his unavailability for the Caribbean Tour.  Then the next thing we hear from him was about his big heartiness and good nature to forgive and forget. He forgot that he announced his unavailability for the tour, hence in the next breath he said “CMLA” cancel my last announcement.  I am going to the Caribbean Cruise  BAKAOZ, my DAD says:  Nation first, family second.

When there was more pressure on him from the infamous group of Pakistan cricket ex-greats that he should captain the test side too, he was hinting that as long as the nation could bear him, he is ready to play for the country.  But, The Big Butt shattered his hopes by announcing Missy Baba to lead the test team.  This time Ijaz Butt did the opposite of what he did before the world cup.  He announced the team for the world cup but, delayed announcing the name of the captain till the 11th hour.  And, this time he woke up from the wrong side of his BUTT and announced the name of the Captain for the test team and, the rest of the test team should be announced when the other side of his BUTT will tell him to do so.

I think we have never heard so much about BUTTS since we have talked about the famous and the most heavily insured BUTTS of Jennifer Lopez, reportedly each side of her BUTT is insured for $500 million or a total one billion for a pair of Butts. Ijaz may not have insured his Butts but, his seat as the Chairman of the PCB is definitely insured because of his brother in law who is a minister in Zardari’s government.  Lets not delve deeper into these Butts because there is a pile of sh*t there.

We need to focus on the youth and both teams have a bunch of them.  The West Indies have a Bichoo and a Roach in their battery of bowlers and both have played in the recent WC whereas, Pakistan’s “youngsters” like, Junaid Khan and Hammad Azam have the experience of touring with the team like spectators or players on a vacation. I hope this time they don’t get to tour the Caribbean in a cruiser but, play for the team and get some recognition so that the nation can forget the Goods Train which seldom delivers its good. Also let us forget Popyee The Sailor Man …… Poo Poo….. Abdul Razzaq the spinach eater.

The Pakistan team is blessed this time by the absence of their Ace Catch Dropper, the grasshopper (Tidda) or, the butter fingered wicketkeeper,  the ugly side of Cameron Diaz,  aka Tidda Akmal.  The Pakistani team should thank Butt god for this act of kindness but, they should not be doing it on the grass this time. I dunno much about the replacement wicketkeeper but, once again thanks to Butt Saheb for not selecting one of the Khatmals or, the tiny wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmad who cannot hold an adult cricket bat.

Being a Pakistani cricket fan I also want the Pakistan team to whitewash the West Indies team in all formats but, that is a racist remark. I wonder why the English used this word against the black people? They proudly name their children as Cameron White, Eva Green, Murphy Brown but, never a John Black or a Peter Black.  In any case I wish the YOUNG West Indies player the best of luck because, if they play like the WC quarterfinal then there will be no competition, no fun.

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  1. #1 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 15, 2011 - 10:40 AM

    Please post your comments on this thread. The World Champion thread is now closed.

    Thanks

  2. #2 by amir on April 16, 2011 - 12:20 PM

    lol at thread title i.butt vs c.butts. But westindian butts cnt beat one big butt ijaz butt. He will remain altimate butthead.
    Why so quite here. Think every1 is waiting windies pak series to start. Ipl is rubbish dnt want to comment on that.

  3. #3 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 16, 2011 - 3:15 PM

    amir

    its not just everyone is waiting for the PK/WI series to start but, its a week-end and people usually are busy or relaxing with families they respond only if there is an important series going on also on weekdays they do write something from work, but right now there is nothing to write home about. Secondly there is an overdose of cricket after the WC and nothing much going on except for the IPL tamasha which I am not following in fact I haven’t come across anyone who is following it. Even the Aus/BD series was so one sided that people didn’t feel like following it. khansahab is out of station for the week-end and Munir as usual is “Thukey-ing” and I guess newguy got a bit cheesed off by the previous discussion, I would like him to come back and forget about that, take a fresh start. Varun, Pawan and 420 must be having fun especially Varun is in India and the weather must be good over there.

  4. #4 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 16, 2011 - 3:18 PM

    I wonder how many of you are following this:

    British boxer Aamir to defend world title today

    MANCHESTER: Pakistan-origin British boxer Aamir Khan will enter in arena here today to defend his the World Boxing Association (WBA) light-welterweight title against Paul McCloskey of Northern Ireland.

    Aamir Khan, 24, insists he is fully focused on his world title defence against Paul McCloskey on Saturday to set up a world title unification fight against American Timothy Bradley, who holds the World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) titles.

    Khan, 24, maintains he is unconcerned by the huge reduction in the size of his purse and is confident he will come through McCloskey.

    There have already been discussions for Khan to face Bradley in America on July 23, but the 2004 Olympic silver medalist insists he is not overlooking the threat posed by unbeaten European champion McCloskey.

    “I’m so focused on my job, and my job is to fight and win. McCloskey’s going to come to win but I’m the best guy he has fought. He has never fought anyone who is as strong or quick as me.

    McCloskey, 31, is confident he can ruin Khan’s plans to face Bradley and aims to exploit the Bolton boxer’s punch resistance in front of 16,000 fans.

    Khan was rocking in the tenth round of his last fight against Argentina’s Marcos Maidana in December and was halted in the first round by Colombian Breidis Prescott – his only professional defeat – in 2008.

  5. #5 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 17, 2011 - 12:41 AM

    And …………… Aamir Khan won on points 60-54 by a unanimous decision given by ALL 3 judges after the referee stopped the fight in the sixth round when Khan gave McCloskey a hard one and opened a gruesome two-inch cut stretching from the forehead to the left eyebrow. McCloskey’s fans were not happy but, they had to swallow the bitter pill.

  6. #6 by Salman on April 17, 2011 - 2:24 AM

    Hello Javed,
    funny post. BTW, “Black” is not an uncommon surname (atleast in Oz).

  7. #7 by Mohammed Munir on April 17, 2011 - 7:46 AM

    Javed Khan …

    First things first…. Let me attend to your previous thread IPL comments.

    I agree that IPL is not actually cricket and this time round my interest in IPL is almost zilch. Haven’t seen a single game, not even one innings. I think, at the most, I would have watched 4/ 5 overs in total and that too by skipping through channels or some highlights. On the other hand, IPL is well covered in UAE’s English newspapers for obvious reasons, and so I tend to know what had happened the day before. Secondly, a few Indian colleagues always talk about it in office and so I get updated without any efforts of my own. 😉

    That being said, I still believe that the IPL version of Pakistan (let’s call it PPL for now) is not a bad idea. Although you are right that IPL is all about Tamasha, Fixings, Mafia, Bollywood, Bookies, Politicians, Business Tycoons and Masala Entertainment, but the Pakistan/ PCB have other valid reasons to do it.

    I also agree with you that this IPL business is not doing anything really beneficial for the cricket and rather all they are interested in is ‘spinning-the-money’, but IMO for PPL the positives will outweigh the negatives. I am not saying that there will be no negatives of PPL (if it happened), but it will have a few strong advantages for our players/ PCB/ Pakistan’s domestic cricket, etc.

    Below I will try to point a few reasons for why I think PPL will be a better idea then IPL:

     Our players are being kept out of IPL for third year running and they are not only loosing on cricket but finances, and so PPL shall compensate them in some way.

     Many of our players have shown clear intentions to play IPL but they were not allowed.

     PCB today is almost isolated where due to lack of ‘Home’ cricket the game is getting affected domestically. PPL will provide the Pakistani fans with ample dose of local brand of cricket.

     PPL shall also provide a very important platform to our domestic players and pump some fresh-blood in our squad.

     PCB, which is deprived of lucrative deals because of reluctance of foreign teams to come to Pakistan will end up making good financial gains through PPL.

     If PPL took place within Pakistan it will be very good for Pakistani fans and younger players, but even if it happened in UAE (same like Bangladesh who played their domestic T20 league in Sharjah) it will still meet its wider objectives, though not in full.

     Our senior players will gain financial benefits, besides getting match-practices and valuable experiences.

     PPL will help PCB/ Pakistan cricket to com strongly back on the world cricket map.

    In short, the fact is that the situation of PCB and Pakistan cricket is not comparable with BCCI/ Indian cricket and so our players, our board, our domestic structure, our cricket fans and our public will benefit from PPL in a different way then India/ BCCI from IPL.

    Finally, IPL today for BCCI is a luxury which they can well afford, but for Pakistan and PCB, PPL will be a necessity which they can not afford to miss.

  8. #8 by Mohammed Munir on April 17, 2011 - 7:49 AM

    <Javed Khan …

    LOL @ Missy Baba, Mis-fit-ul-Haq, CMLA, Tidda, Whitewash and Bichoo & Roach.

    Seems like you were in a ‘that’ mood on a lazy-Friday. 😉

    A very interestingly written new thread, where facts are sprinkled with a heavy dose of wit, fun and sarcasm.

    A Butt will be a Butt, will be a Butt … whether it is in Pakistan or WI. 😀

    On Cricket, yes I think after the World Cup was over everyone wanted to take a rest, except off course the IPL guys and the retired players who were not playing in WC. 😆

    Secondly, most of the workers in UAE get one day off, but I am, Al-Humdulillah, lucky to have a two day weekend but my weekend is on Friday & Saturday (one day ahead of you guys), and so I go into ‘read-only’ mode on my weekends and tend not to write on LS unless there is something really urgent & important. 😉

  9. #9 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 17, 2011 - 12:56 PM

    Walaikum Hello Salman

    Good to know that you read the blog. So far I haven’t met a white man whose name is Mr. Black. I know blacks have white (Barry White) anyways thanks for letting us know that they do exist in Australia. In Australia you must also have some “Chitkabras” (Dalmatian) too. 😀

    I’ve always wondered why there is so much emphasis on describing the colour black or, darkness with an additional adjective for instance, “Pitch Black,” “Pitch Dark”? (Pitch itself is dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar and used here for caulking and waterproofing the roofs) and yet the Masters of the English language add an adjective to emphasize the colour and darkness which in my opinion is superfluous and unnecessary. Here, at least the French call it only “Pitche” and do not add the colour “noir” to it. Btw, the word “negro” is Spanish and it also means black. Talking of darkness and light, I liked this phrase, “no matter how fast the light may travel (186,000 miles per second) darkness is always there to greet her.”

    Munir

    Friday is never a lazy day here, it is Sunday and I dunno why but, it is always a lazy Sunday, perhaps its the result of The Saturday Night Fever ? After a week of nice sunny and balmy weather we are back to the dark gloomy, rainy and cold day with a few snow showers and looking out of the window I am already put off by the weather. Man I can’t believe this is mid April the rest of the North America is enjoying good weather and we get to see snow showers here?

    Regarding your long deliberation about inna dee paind dee luddee… I mean about IPL followed by another detailed explanation on the would be benefits of the PPL which I once wrote on PakSpin as, Arabian Nights Cricket in Dubai, imo it is not the real Butt remedies. Because, Ijaz always inspects his Butt like this:

    http://blogs.wvgazette.com/beerstoyou/files/2007/09/76-head_up_ass.jpg

    Wherever Pakistan plays there are scandals. Have you forgotten last year’s tour of Pakistan to the UK where they played Australia on a neutral ground followed by Nikki Butt scandals? He not only went down in his own Butt but, he dragged two ace fast bowlers with him and ruined their careers. It is such a crime that he should be punished severely. Unfortunately in Pakistan it doesn’t happen that way, one of the private TV channels hired him to give expert comments during the WC. What a shame !

  10. #10 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 7:34 PM

    Dilshan to be next captain

    Explosive opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is set to succeed Kumar Sangakkara as the next Sri Lankan cricket captain, an authoritative source at Sri Lanka Cricket told Sunday Island yesterday. The 34-year-old right-handed batsman is currently playing in the Indian Premier League and is expected to come down to Colombo during the week to meet the selectors and pick the squad for Sri Lanka’s tour of England that gets underway on the 14th of May.

  11. #11 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 7:35 PM

    PCB ready to host India at neutral venue

    NEW DELHI: While several Indian cricketers may have strong reservations against playing Pakistan on their soil, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not mind hosting India at a neutral venue. Pakistan have been playing most of their home games at neutral venues and if the Indian cricketers and even BCCI are opposed to the idea of playing in Pakistan, PCB is okay with it as long as the cricket resumes.

    “We hope to host India sooner than later. If the Indians have problem with the security situation in Pakistan, we are also ready to host them at neutral venues. But cricket should resume at any cost. At least, we are getting positive signals from the government. Though it’s too early to comment, we have been told to get ready,” a top PCB official told TOI.

  12. #12 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 8:30 PM

    I am a little disappointed that Misbah is in the One Day squad whereas really he should have been excluded. It would be totally unfair now if he goes ahead and scores lots of runs whereas in the much needed situation in the world cup, he didn’t deliver! A youngster should have been given a space in his place: Asif Iqbal

  13. #13 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 8:38 PM

    We need to study the models of the Indian and Chinese economies to learn how they prospered: Asif Zardari

    LOL, Mr Zardari, they prospered because they didn’t have people like you.

  14. #14 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 8:45 PM

    Imran Khan’s quotes from recent interview:

    In Pakistan in order to become a minister you need to have committed a major criminal offence.

    People who say a revolution is far away are wrong. The Pakistani youth is already preparing for a revolution. The people showed they can create a revolution by supporting CJ Choudhary.

    Real democracy is not practised in Pakistan. In the last election 45% of the votes were miscounted because of fraud and political rigging.

    I will be ready to form political alliances with like-minded people (like Musharraf) if my party supports this.

    The Quaid’s vision was not to create a corrupt country. It was better to remain with India rather than create a corrupt country.

  15. #15 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 8:53 PM

    Javed A Khan

    Regarding Salman Butt, the media is not yet done with him.

    He was on a TV programme 2-3 days ago, too, along with some TV celebrities.

  16. #16 by khansahab on April 17, 2011 - 8:57 PM

    Munir sahab

    Yes, the PPL will have its advantages too, but I fear that Pakistani players will become poorer Test batsmen because of it.

    At the moment they only seem mentally capable to handle T20, and with a high profile league like PPL with the media attention, money, glamour, I am very concerned that this will affect their mindset and technique when it comes to ODI’s and Tests.

    But, the league will be a cash cow for PCB and the players so I am sure we will see it in the not too distant future.

  17. #17 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 17, 2011 - 9:09 PM

    khansahab

    Dilshan is 34 years old, they should have thought of long term and appointed Angelo Mathews as the new captain, he is a decade younger than Dilshan jis key Umar may ab Til Rakhne ki jaga nahee hai from cricketing point of view. 😀

  18. #18 by khansahab on April 18, 2011 - 5:24 PM

    Stadium should be built at Wagah border says Zaheer Abbas

    ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (APP): Asian Bradman, Zaheer Abbas Monday said that a stadium should be built at Wagha border for Pakistan-India series to be played there adding that the arena should be constructed at the equator of the border.

    Talking to APP, former skipper said, the venue should be half in Pakistani and half in Indian territories. He was of the view that both countries should prepare for the bilateral series.

    Abbas, who made his Test debut in 1969, said besides cricket a multi-sports centre should also be made at the same venue in order to play various sports among the two countries.

    “See it’s just a personal opinion as both the countries can come to a mid point at Wagha border and play games against each other. In this way we do not have to obtain NoCs or there would be any fear that we are going to India and vice-versa.”

    In this way, he added, fans from both the countries can witness matches sitting on their own ‘homeground’.

    “The Indian crowd can sit on their half and the Pakistani at theirs.” Abbas, who is fondly called ‘Run-Machine’, said both the countries are ready to play against each other and “it’s my dream to see the Pakistan-India series happen as it’s been so long since both the countries have meet in any bilateral series.”

    Commenting on the team’s poor batting, he said they badly need a batting coach. Abbas said he met Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam earlier this month and told him that team badly needs a batting coach.

    He said now Javed Miandad has refused to take over the assignment of batting coach, but even then, the PCB should not look for a foreign coach.
    “Alam told me that he does not want to keep many people along with him.” Abbas, who has also worked as manager of the national team said.

    “I also passed this suggestion to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ijaz Butt but he didn’t reply.”

    “The foreign coach, if hired, will have language problems with the boys and he won’t be able to properly deliver his best to the team.”

    He said because of a foreign coach we might have to hire an interpreter resulting in wastage of a lot of time.He said the batting coach should be from Pakistan who can understand the team and can teach them well.He said we have got a lot of talented coaches in Pakistan, the PCB just have to dig them out.

    “I believe that it is the best time to hire a Pakistani coach as he can help the boys in all possible means.”

    He felt that at a time when the team comes back from foreign tour and there won’t be any series to play, the team should practice for two-three months continuously giving full attention on their fielding which he thinks is not up to the mark at all.

    He said, “We should now give as much chance to our youth as possible so that they can be transformed into a good squad for the next World Cup.“We have a lot of talented young players but we need to trust them and give them hope.”

    He said our batsman always play on the back foot through which we lose many wickets at a time.

    “Our batsman should get training on playing at the front foot will help our boys improve their batting prowess.”

    Abbas, who retired from international cricket in 1985, said: “Pakistan team is much tougher than West Indians as they lack the services of Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan.

    He felt that now Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi needs to perform with the bat also as a decent score is due on him for a long time.

  19. #19 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 18, 2011 - 5:43 PM

    khansahab

    Next to the stadium at the Wagah Border they should also build a MENTAL HOSPITAL and the first patient must the so-called Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbass. I wonder what kinda pleasure these people get in calling him Asian Bradman? Sir Don Bradman is Sir Don Bradman, you cannot compare him with anyone just like Sachin Tendulkar is Sachin Tendulkar that is it, period. Why associate them with others?

    In that hospital they should also send Sarfaraz Nawaz, Aamir Churail, Ramiz Raja, Wasim Akram, Moin Khan etc., etc. because they definitely need psychiatric evaluation from time to time for giving such stupid statements to the media. The Chairman of the Board of Directors must be Ijaz Butt because, he is good at making DE CEE YENS and no one can raise a voice against his DE CEE YENS.

  20. #20 by khansahab on April 18, 2011 - 6:57 PM

    Javed A Khan

    Abbas wants to become the batting coach desperately.

    I think the team performance will deteriorate under him because batting is very different now to how it was in the past. Abbas is an unintelligent person and has a grudge against Shahid Afridi, since Afridi is now captain there is no point appointing a coach who will create factions in the team.

    There are rumours that either Abbas or Inzamam will be appointed as batting coach. Ijaz Butt will have the last laugh and we may see one of these two players.

  21. #21 by khansahab on April 18, 2011 - 7:20 PM

    It was 18 April 1986 when Miandad dented and Indian psyche in such a way that India struggled to win against Pakistan for 20 years.

    18 April 2011 and Miandad is treated like rubbish in Pakistan.

    In another country, this guy would have been the most celebrated cricketer.

    Highest run scorer in WC 1992 for Pakistan, highest run scorer in Tests, match winner, last ball 6 (vs arch rivals in important match) he is not given the credit he deserves.

  22. #22 by Mohammed Munir on April 19, 2011 - 4:59 AM

    Zulqarnain Haider to return to Pakistan

    Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is reportedly preparing to return to Pakistan and has said he is hoping to resume his playing career. Haider, who fled to London last year after claiming he had received death threats from match-fixers, suggested he had been reassured by a meeting with Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik in London last week, and would withdraw his application for asylum in Britain.

    “After meeting with [the] interior minister and getting assurance of my and my family’s safety in Pakistan, I have decided to return home on April 24,” Haider told Pakistani private TV channels GEO and ARY from London. “After getting this assurance there is no need for me to continue with my asylum application, which I will withdraw.”

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/511495.html

    PS: Either this guy is an absolute fool who doesn’t know how to go about his career/ life, or an intelligent attention-seeker who wants to remain in media.

  23. #23 by Mohammed Munir on April 19, 2011 - 5:11 AM

    LOL @ Next to the stadium at the Wagah Border they should also build a MENTAL HOSPITAL and the first patient must the so-called Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbass.

    That planned hospital at Wagah Border, shall be used to accommodate mental cases from both neighbouring countries. 😉

  24. #24 by Mohammed Munir on April 19, 2011 - 5:12 AM

    Khansahab …

    You are right that PPL may adversely affect the skills of our Test players, but then again if Luxman, Dravid, Kumble, Kallis, and so many other players can adopt so shall our players. (I didn’t mention Ganguly, because he remained unselected for IPL 4).

    As they say, “it’s the survival of the fittest”, so be it.

    Secondly, PPL shall separate the Test players from the ODI and T20 players and this may be a good thing as we shall get rid of Missy-Baba and Younis from our T20/ ODI squads which will be a good news.

    BTW, I fully agree with Asif Iqbal in his comment no.12 above regarding the selection of Mis-Fit-ul-Haq in our ODIs/ T20 teams. 😦

  25. #25 by khansahab on April 19, 2011 - 6:05 PM

    Cricket-Runaway wicketkeeper Haider to return home to Pakistan

    Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider will return home from London and withdraw his application seeking asylum status from the British Home Office following his allegations of death threats from a match fixer.

    Haider told Geo News from London on Sunday that he would return later this week after he held talks with Pakistan’s interior minister, Rehman Malik, and was given assurances about his security.

    Haider fled the team hotel in Dubai last November during a one-day series with South Africa, saying after reaching London that he had been given death threats by an unidentified person who wanted him to fix matches in the one-day series.

    Haider later applied for asylum with the Home Office but on Sunday said he would dispatch a letter to the British Home Secretary (interior minister) seeking withdrawal of the application.

    “My meeting with the (Pakistan) interior minister was very good and he assured me that if I return to Pakistan, I and my family would be provided complete security,” Haider told Geo News.

    During his stay in London, Haider has also written on his Facebook page that there were corrupt elements within Pakistan cricket and he would soon expose them but he has not carried out his threat.

    A Pakistan cricket Board official told Reuters on Sunday that when he returned, Haider would have to appear before the board’s disciplinary and integrity committees to respond to charges of indiscipline and violation of his players’ code of conduct.

    The PCB terminated his contract soon after he fled the team hotel and also held back payment of his match fees and other dues. It ruled that the keeper should have taken the team management into his confidence over any threats he received.

    Haider who made his test debut last year in England and scored 88 in the Edgbaston match was a member of the one-day squad against South Africa when he fled the team hotel in Dubai.

    Pakistan cricket was rocked by allegations of fixing during the tour of England last year and three of their players were later given minimum five-year bans by the International Cricket Council after an independent tribunal found them guilty.

    Former test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have continued to protest their innocence and the case will be heard by sport’s final court of appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

  26. #26 by khansahab on April 19, 2011 - 7:54 PM

    Zulqernain Haider batted so wonderfully when he hit that 80 odd, I think he should play for Pakistan again.

    He seemed so determined that he wanted Pakistan to win. I can’t remember the last time a Pakistani player batted with so much guts- probably Fawad Alam when he hit 168.

    Z Haider will bat his heart out and he will not fix matches and on this basis alone he should become Pakistan’s 1st choice keeper.

  27. #27 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 20, 2011 - 5:34 AM

    BCCI shortlists Flower for India coaching job………………… IJAZ BUTT IS STILL SNORING VO BHEE ONDHA LATE KER !
    From the Newspaper DAWN
    (8 hours ago) Today
    http://www.dawn.com/2011/04/20/bcci-shortlists-flower-for-india-coaching-job.html

    LONDON: England cricket coach Andy Flower is among the few who have been reportedly shortlisted by the BCCI for the India job left vacant by Gary Kirsten, prompting a worried ECB to offer the Zimbabwean a new three-year deal.

    According to the Daily Telegraph, Flower, along with Duncan Fletcher, are among the shortlisted candidates for the post vacated by Kirsten after India`s World Cup triumph.

    The ECB, which is determined to hold on to Flower after he guided England to the Ashes and World Twenty20 triumphs, is doing all it can to prevent the former wicketkeeper from being lured by India.

    “Andy Flower has been offered a new three-year contract as the England and Wales Cricket Board attempts to head off any moves for their highly rated coach from India,” the report said.

    “Telegraph Sport understands Flower is due to meet Hugh Morris, the managing director of the England team, at the end of the month to discuss his long-term future and the direction of the England set-up. It is thought that Flower is on a rolling staff contract which offers the same protection rights as any other full-time employee.”

  28. #28 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 20, 2011 - 5:37 AM

    khansahab

    Zulqarnain Haider’s credibility is zero, what is the guarantee that he will not repeat such a thing? I don’t think they should consider him as a wicketkeeper for the national team. There must be some rules and they must adhere by the rules. Unfortunately in BUTTICTIONARY there is no such thing as a rule.

  29. #29 by Mohammed Munir on April 20, 2011 - 10:56 AM

    The Butt Equation …

    i-BUTT vs. c-BUTTS

    i-BUTT = c-BUTTS

    Then if we knockout ‘BUTT’ as above, we are left with “i, c, and s”

    So the equation comes as I C buttS

    Alternatively, since we have 2 x Butt, it will be as I C 2 ButtS 😆

  30. #30 by Mohammed Munir on April 20, 2011 - 11:09 AM

    Still talking of ‘Butt’ …

    I think JLo is no more ‘The Butt’, because we have a new ultimate Buttism and that is Kim Kardashian’s….. Boot …Opps … “Butt”. 😉

  31. #31 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 20, 2011 - 5:10 PM

    There is NO more Malinga, Mathews, and Murali in the Sri Lanka squad for England. The first two M’s are injured and The Javelin Throw Champion seems to have retired.

  32. #32 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 20, 2011 - 7:22 PM

    http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/132000/132010.jpg

    Take a look at the picture, Afridi is looking more and more like an authentic akhroat with his crowfeet wrinkles and creases on his forehead ………. he is 5′ 11″ tall and look how short he is looking while standing next to Darren Sammy!

  33. #33 by Mohammed Munir on April 21, 2011 - 4:58 AM

    Javed Khan …

    Seems like MMM are busy in IPL. 😉

  34. #34 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 21, 2011 - 8:23 AM

    Munir

    The latest news is, Tilanga has been asked by the lankan board to return home.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-sri-lanka-2011/content/current/story/512051.html

  35. #35 by khansahab on April 21, 2011 - 5:36 PM

    Shoaib invites Bhajji to Pakistan

    Spinner Harbhajan Singh and pacer Shoaib Akhtar might have had their differences of opinion during Asia Cup in 2010, but now they are the best of friends.

    A year back, there was an incident in which the pacer verbally abused Bhajji and the Turbanator scored quite a few runs off his bowling. But now they have forged a deep bond and sorted out their differences. Now, as a friendly gesture, Shoaib has invited Bhajji to Rawalpindi (his hometown).

    Recently, during India-Pakistan semis in Mohlai, both were spotted sitting in the lounge of the hotel where teams were putting up ahead of the semifinal in Mohali. Sources said, “They were talking to each other on various subjects. Bhajji even showed his the latest collection of songs to Shoaib.” “I have invited Harbhajan to Pakistan. I would love to be his host,” Shoaib told us. Bhajji on the other hand said, “Let’s see when I can visit. I would love to be there.”

    According to sources, Bhajji has promised Shoaib that he will do something about it. “They both talked about the culture of both the Punjabs and shared incidents pertaining to the eating habits of Punjabis”.

    When asked Shoaib what he plans to do when Bhajji visits him in Pakistan, he said, “That you leave to me. I have many things on my mind.”

  36. #36 by khansahab on April 21, 2011 - 5:43 PM

    Don’t know why Younis wants to continue- his performance has been poor and he should retire now.

    Younis vows to continue

    Karachi: Pakistan’s former captain Younus Khan has broken his silence after returning from the World Cup and vowed to continue to his cricket career despite being sidelined for the one-day series in the West Indies.

    Younus made it clear he was not upset or frustrated at being dropped for the one-day series after the World Cup. “No, I am neither angry nor upset. This is part of a professional cricketer’s life. It is now up to the new players picked for the series to perform and prove they can replace the seniors,” he said.

    “A professional cricketer should just perform and that should be his statement for everyone including the media. It is not the job of a player to say much in the media,” he added.

  37. #37 by khansahab on April 21, 2011 - 8:23 PM

    Match winner star middle order batsman Misbah wins another match for Pakistan when Pakistan really needed him.

    The experienced Misbah still finds new ways to get out.

  38. #38 by khansahab on April 21, 2011 - 9:30 PM

    Pakistan have lost the T20 game.

    I didn’t have a lot of interest in this but was expecting Pakistan to win. This is a 2nd string WI team and Pakistan should have won every match.

    Whether Afridi has been able to motivate the team successfully will be better assessed in the ODI’s and Tests. However, Misbah should not be in any team and Ahmed Shahzad should never open. He will be better off batting in Misbah’s position.

  39. #39 by khansahab on April 21, 2011 - 9:36 PM

    Since the T20 WC victory Pakistan’s T20 form has plummeted. Although T20 is a lot like a lottery, I would say the following are the reasons for Pakistan’s downfall:

    – Key bowlers Afridi, Ajmal and Gul not being in good T20 form

    – Misbah playing every match

    – Umar Akmal slackening his scoring rate

    – The use of more defensive openers (Hafeez and Shahzad)

    So you can see, they seem to not be doing anything correctly. The biggest problem is that no one is trying to attack, every player is trying to preserve his wicket and relying on someone else to attack. The strike rates should be over 140 but in Pakistan’s case they have only marginally exceeded 100.

  40. #40 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 21, 2011 - 9:41 PM

    PATHETIC, pathetic, pathetic Pakistan batting, bowling and fielding. The very much expected whitewash in all formats is already a BLACK mark in the Pakistani camp.

    They all played poorly, Afridi bowled badly and batted poorly.
    Misbah fielded poorly and batted pathetically and he MUST be dropped from the ODI squad.
    Ahmad Shahzad must be sent home, he is a disgusting sort of player.

    Hafeez socres well when it is not important, when it matters most he fails.
    Umar Akmal is very highly rated player and right from the time he arrived Ramiz Raja was praising his talent. He failed when he was supposed to stay till the end.

    Hammad Azam
    MUST be given a chance, it is about time that he has been sitting in the dugout and getting bedsores.

    Mohammad Salman
    seems to be a better wicketkeeper than the others so far, one brilliant run out, a very good stumping and a good catch, he was unlucky to get run out because, the bowler fell on the pitch in front him and he had to take a detour and Sammy’s throw was a BULLS EYE from the sides where he could see only one wicket.

    Junaid Khan did not impress me with his bowling, there is nothing to write home about, he is just a mediocre. I shouldn’t be saying this seeing him play only one match but, I do have an eye and that is my personal opinion about him. Pakistan needs a good fast bowler like Umar Gul, I wonder why they dropped him from T20 and ODI squad? Test matches, I understand but not the shorter version of the game, it was only one match against India in the semifinal he bowled badly and was dropped, that is a shame on part of the Pakistani selectors.

    Finding a good opening pair for Pakistan team is like “Aasman Say Taaray Tore Ker Laana,” is it really that difficult to find a dependable consistent opening pair from a population of 170 million?

    Afridi says its a good wake up call for the team i.e., losing the first match! Wow, it means they were really sleeping so far and were on a “vacation tour.”

    Finally, my recommendation for the ODI’s is:

    Drop Misbah
    Drop Ahmad Shahzad

    Bring in Hammad Azam
    Bring in the new rookie Usman Salahuddin
    Replace Junaid Khan with Tanvir Ahmad.

  41. #41 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 22, 2011 - 5:14 PM

    WE HAVE A NEW THREAD, A TRIBUTE TO MOIN AKHTAR THE GREAT, WHO PASSED AWAY TODAY AT THE AGE OF 61. PLEASE WRITE YOUR COMMENTS ON THAT THREAD, THANK YOU

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