Inspector who led attack on GEO TV is missing

March 19, 2007

President (Permanent-Resident)  of Pakistan Gen. (Retd.) Parvez Musharraf has announced today in GEO TV’s Program ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Saath’ that the Inspector who led the assault on GEO TV, Daily Jang & Daily News’s office is reportedly missing.

What an excuse – We all know by now that this is a routine matter in history of Pakistan – As it had happened with the person who assasinated country’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan.

We know that how the SHO who led police encounter on Mir Murtaza Bhutto was shot dead by the agencies,

We also know that how Umar Asghar Khan was assasinated by the agencies. So its not new for us that why Inspector is missing.

We also know that many hundered people are missing from the country – CJP was hearing this case.

We also know that how mysteriously Justice Bhagwan Das was missing. 

He further uttered that martial-law would not be imposed neither country would be put in state of Emergency (as if we are not under martial law).

He also expressed his dolour over sad demise of Pakistan’s Cricket Coach Bob Woolmer & also showed his grief on Pakistan’s early exit from ICC Cricket World Cup 2007..


Doping or Fitness? – Pak Pace Duo out of World Cup

March 2, 2007

Shoaib Asif

News of Pakistan’s Pace Duo, Shaoib & Asif getting out of World Cup Squad is a  Chapter closed? or a prologue of another mysterious, typical pakistani styled play – Courtesy Pakistan Cricket Board.

Whether the End or the Begining – Brutal time will unfold itself in future – BUT It certainly has jolted already shaken and jarred Pakistan Cricket Team.

“Ambitious” Pakistan cricket team for World CUp 2007 has already been struck by harsh, barbarous, cruel and vicious (whatever you name it) arrows/bullets/missiles of doping & fitness – All Rounder Abdul Razzaq is already out of the squad.

Instead of waiting till the last moment – PCB sould have prepared its team well in advance  to play championship without their main battery. A badly moralled team has departed for the Caribbean.

Uncertainty about these electrons of Pakistan Cricket Team has ended now. Team management now comes to know that they’ll have to play worldcup without their narcotized bowlers.

Had it been clear earlier – team management, poor bulky Inzi, aged and senesced Woolmer would have devised a better strategy. But as they handeled their doping matter – they handeled this matter in a pathetic, ill-managed, poor, Ghattya manner.

Opposition teams would certainly be more than happy that they won’t be facing bullets, snaky red cherry and toe crushers.

If this had to be the fate of Asif & Shoaib – what was sense in setting up an appellate court tribunal and getting them cleared of doping charges – what did we get by getting humiliating critique of WADA, ICC, International Media, Court etc.

Would PCB again do something which is beyond anyone’s imagination – They’ll wait for the nandrolone to drain out of their bodies with another diuretic or by natural healing process like Arq e Bazuri (herbal syrups) and would call them to the World Cup – anything can happen!

Let me share a few couplets from one of my all time favorite poem.
What we call the beginning is often the end
and to make and end is to make a beginning.

The end is where we start from.

And every phrase and sentence that is right
(Where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,
The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,
An easy commerce of the old and the new,
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic,
The complete consort dancing together)

Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph


Bret Lee out of Worldcup

February 23, 2007

Australian pacer Brett Lee has been ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury and his recovery is expected to take up to three months.  Stuart Clark has been called to replace one of the fastest bowlers of cricket history.

Trefor James, the team doctor, said Lee would be unable to bowl for two to three months. “Brett has injured the ligaments in his left ankle and after further review by orthopaedic surgeon Kim Slater, Kim has advised me that the injury has not improved,” Trefor said.

Australia’s first game of the World Cup is on March 14 against Scotland and the squad is also waiting on the fitness of Andrew Symonds. Symonds had surgery on his arm before the CB Series finals and hoped to make a mid-tournament entry.

Australia would also be missing the services of Adam Glichrist in initial stages of the tournament – Gilchrist would be with his wife – who is expecting a baby.

This is a big blow to the confidence of World Champions – who has already suffered their humiliating defeats in their ODI Cricketing history.


ICC Cricket Worldcup 2007 – Schedule

February 13, 2007

ICC Cricket Worldcup 2007 - Matche Schedule


Team Pakistan – Worldcup 2007

February 13, 2007

According to sources of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), selection committee has finalized the squad, which included five batsmen, three all rounder, one wicketkeeper and six bowlers.The world cup team includes Imran Nazir, Muhammad Hafeez, Inzamamul Haq, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afiridi, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhter, Muhammad Asif, Rana Naveedul Hasan, Umer Gul, Rao Iftikhar and Danish Kaneria whereas Muhammad Sami and Shahid Nazir would be stand-by players, sources added.

  1. Imran Nazir
  2. Muhammad Hafeez
  3. Inzamamul Haq
  4. Younis Khan
  5. Muhammad Yousuf
  6. Kamran Akmal
  7. Shoaib Malik
  8. Shahid Afiridi
  9. Abdul Razzaq
  10. Shoaib Akhter
  11. Muhammad Asif
  12. Rana Naveedul Hasan
  13. Umer Gul
  14. Rao Iftikhar
  15. Danish Kaneria

I guess the selectors have picked the best possible combination atleast on papers available to them.

 Arguablly, instead of Danish Kaneria – I guess Left Arm Spinner Abdur Rehman would have been a better choice.

In wicket-keeping department I am sure Zulqarnain Haider is a much better wicket keeper –

Shabbir Ahmed should have been picked instead of Rao Iftikhar –

Muhammad Hafeez’s place in the side is also a question mark, Azhar Mehmood might have been a better choice?


Team New Zealand announced for ICC Worldcup Cricket 2007

February 13, 2007

Kiwis also announced their squad today.

Containing

  1. Stephen Fleming (c)
  2. Shane Bond
  3. James Franklin
  4. Peter Fulton
  5. Mark Gillespi
  6. M. Mason
  7. Brendon Mcullum (wk)
  8. Craig Macmillon
  9. Jacob Oram
  10. J. Patel
  11. Scott Styris
  12. Ross Taylor
  13. D. Tuffey (making a comeback after 2 years of injury)
  14. D. Vettori
  15. Lou Vincent

Australia Cricket Team for World Cup 2007

February 13, 2007

Australian Squad for World Cup 2007 announced shortly.

It contains

  1. R. Ponting
  2. A. Gilchrist
  3. Nathan Bracken
  4. Micheal Clark
  5. Brad Haddin
  6. M. Hayden
  7. Brad Hodge
  8. B. Hogg
  9. M. Hussey
  10. M. Johnson
  11. B. Lee
  12. G. Macgrath
  13. Andrew Symonds (injured)
  14. S. Tait
  15. Shane Watson

Adam Gilchrist will be missing first few matches as his wife is expecting 3rd child and Glichrist would be with her to attend the “delivery”.