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Jaffar, Shoaib on PCB panel

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday appointed former Test bowler Salim Jaffar and opening batsman Shoaib Mohammed to the national selection committee.
Jaffar was the chief selector in the interim selection committee while Mohammed was a member. Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir was named the new chief selector on Thursday.

 

Ramiz view

New Delhi: Australia’s attempts to blame the conditions and movements in front of sight-screen for the Test debacle against India came in for a scathing attack from former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja on Friday.

Raja said Australia should first realise that they no longer have the resources to be an invincible team and should concentrate on getting their acts together rather than dish out such excuses.

 

Farokh upset

New Delhi: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer has on Friday lashed out at match referee Roshan Mahanama for lacking in "common sense" which resulted in the third ODI between India and England at Kanpur being decided by Duckworth/Lewis system.

“Kanpur has good (floodlights) lights and they should have been used. Why couldn’t Roshan Mahanama use his common sense, brought both captains together and said let’s finish this with the lights on,” Engineer said.

 

ECB’s aim

London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is eyeing to rope in an American team in its proposed English Premier League (EPL) slated to be launched in 2010. Chairman of Durham County Club Clive Leach, have recently met a New York-based sports management company, to discuss the possibilities of an US team’s participation.

 

Rahim fined

Dubai: Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been reprimanded for showing dissent towards the umpire after his dismissal during the first Test against South Africa at Bloemfontein.

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