Umar Akmal has hurled out his frustration in public

Umar Akmal has hurled out his frustration in public about him not being given enough respect by the Pakistan board and the support staff of the national team.

Umar is currently out of the Pakistani side across all formats and he has recently also found himself out of the list of the players whom the board has handed annual contracts.

But, his frustration is nothing to do with the fact that he has been denied the contract.



A domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has condemned the “soft sentence” handed out to a cricket star Mustafa Bashir.

The local league cricket star was involved in a domestic abuse case where he admitted hitting his wife, but the judge faulted the position of his wife, handing out soft landing to the player.

The Chief Executive of the charity Polly Neate condemned the sentence in strong terms.

MS Dhoni is taking quite a bit of interest in Pitch preparation

MS Dhoni is taking quite a bit of interest in the pitch preparation that is currently going on in Ranchi for the next game between India and Australia.

This is the first time that Ranchi has got an opportunity to organise an international match of the longest format and MSD wants the pitch to be totally appropriate for it.


Jos Buttler concentrates more on Strike Rate

Jos Buttler says one of the things he pays a lot of attention to in white-ball Cricket is his rate of scoring and also how much his fours and sixes have contributed in getting him his eventual strike rate?


Alastair Cook sacked from World Cup Squad

Alastair Cook was sacked as England One Day captain because of his poor form.

The logic was that the team couldn’t be playing in the World Cup under somebody who himself was not confident about his game.

But, in that case, the charge should have been given to a player who had been having great run in all forms of the game in the recent past and going that way, the obvious candidate was Joe Root.

But, the English selectors agreed on putting the onus on Eoin Morgan who was perhaps in worse form than Cook.

Ben Stokes should have been picked for WC 2015

There has been a general opinion that Ben Stokes should have been picked in the World Cup team of England.

Stokes, who had risen as a superstar on England’s Ashes tour to Australia, went down the pecking order last summer after a cluster of low scores against Sri Lanka and India.

However, just because of the way Stokes had batted in Australia last time around, he was in the frame for the World Cup, but, the English selectors decided that they should make the selection on the basis of recent performances of the players and thus, the all rounder missed out.


Finn Confident on his Bowling Performance

The fast bowler of the England Cricket team, Steven Finn, has said that his bowling is going pretty well at the moment and although he did not get that many wickets in the previous game, he did a pretty good job with the ball.

England lost the last game against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.

The hosts were chasing 180 odd and they got the job done easily. At the start, they had a bit of a hiccup with Finn getting one of the openers out and Moeen Ali chipping in too with a wicket, but, thereafter, it was an easy ride for them.


Tredwell should play in every match

The off spinner of the England Cricket Team, James Tredwell, is in the national squad that will make its way to Sri Lanka next month for a long One-Day International series.
Tredwell is the only specialist spinner in the squad and considering the nature of Sri Lankan pitches, he should play in every match.
It’s an opportunity for Tredwell to establish his place in the XI. Currently, he is in competition with the Worcestershire player Moeen Ali who seems to be developing pretty quickly as a bowler.


Flintoff May Play In Australia

Andrew Flintoff’s fans might see him playing in Australia towards the end of this year as the veteran all rounder has made it clear that he has received offers from several BBL sides and he would take a decision on that soon.


Flintoff Says Jadeja And Anderson Is Not Good For Game

Andrew Flintoff believes that what happened in Nottingham between the Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja and the English fast bowler James Anderson is not good for the game at all.

In the first test match between India and England which had taken place at Nottingham, Anderson was continuously having a verbal go at Jadeja in the morning session of the second day.