Shoaib Akhtar Survives Car Accident

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar narrowly survived a car accident in Islamabad in the early hours of Sunday, the pacer was returning home from a five-star hotel.

The car of the former quick, known as the Rawalpindi Express, crashed into a concrete block along the side of the road near Prime Minister Secretariat. The incident appears to be a result of over-speeding.

The front portion of the car was badly damaged but Akhtar escaped unharmed, the police also didn't register a case and allowed him to go home after the accident.

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Misbah To Remain Captain for Asia Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board has indicated that it has no plan to sack under fire captain Misbah ul Haq and he will be retained as Pakistan's captain in all three formats for the time being.

"Misbah is going to be retained as captain for the Asia Cup and there are no immediate plans to sack him as captain of the one-day or T20 squads," a PCB official was quoted as saying.

"All this talk about Misbah being replaced as captain for limited overs cricket is not correct. So far he is captain for all three formats and this issue is not even on the agenda of the governing board meeting that is due to be held on March 1," the official added.

The official also said that Dav Whatmore would reach Pakistan in the first week of Lahore while the team will fly out for the Asia Cup on March 7.
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Video: Richard Levi Fastest T20 Hundred 117

South Africa's Richard Levi rewrote the record books with a blazing unbeaten 117 as South Africa crushed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second T20 international on Sunday. Levi's 45-ball century was the fastest ever in T20 internationals and included the most sixes, with 13, in a performance which had spectators at the sold out Seddon Park ground in Hamilton ducking for cover.

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PCB Want To Extend Aqib Javed's Contract

The Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Asharaf has said that he wants to extend the contract of Pakistan bowling coach Aqib Javed, this after it was revealed that Aqib may step down as he has offers from the Emirates Cricket Board to become their head coach.

According to ESPNCricinfo the Emirates Board has offered Aqib much better financial terms, although he himself hasn't commented on the issue yet, on the other hand PCB are keen to automatically extend his current contract.

"Aqib’s name was recommended by the coach committee," said Ashraf talking to Express Tribune. "We’re all set to extend his contract and offer him a long-term role. He hasn’t informed us but if he’s thinking of joining the ECB, then we have to sit down and talk to him."
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BCCI Trying To Bankrupt Pakistan & Other Boards says Zaka Ashraf

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf has said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is trying to bankrupt the Pakistan Cricket Board and the cricket governing bodies in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Talking to a private news channel Mr. Ashraf said that despite set backs the PCB is financially stable, Zaka earlier said that the BCCI and the Indian cricket team is afraid of the Pakistan team due to their recent good performances, while in the other hand the Indian team is struggling big time since the tour of England in the summer of 2011.

“We’re ready to play against them when their prime minister and board president want the teams to play. Maybe it’s their selectors and team management who are afraid of facing Pakistan,” Ashraf had said.
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Sachin Anthem by Dhanush | Lyrics and Video

The Kolaveri Di star Dhanush is back once again this time with a cricket song dedicated to Sachin called the "Sachin Anthem". Dhanush took to Twitter to announce the video on Youtube. He wrote, “THE SACHIN song officially out 4m today!Here s d link:) let`s sing along-u.A humble attempt from a simple fan.god bless(sic)."


yo boys lets sing song
cricket song
SACHIN song

super maama ready
1..2..3..4
SACHIN..SACHIN
SACHIN..SACHIN
one plus one two-u two-u 
if not sachin who-u? who-u?
28 states glue-u glue-u
nothing else to prove-u prove-u
hey you are our pride-u ..
hey roller coaster ride-u ..
every player guide-u
we are your side-u

we unite in your name SACHIN

hey come-u maama
hey hit-u maama..
hey six-u maama
hey super maama..

hey come-u maama..sachin
hey hit-u maama..sachin
hey six-u maama..sachin
hey super maama..sachin
one day..test..t 20
entertainment guarantee
89 your entry
bringing honor to our country
hey every bowler-u fear-u fear-u
criket balls-u tear-u tear-u
bharath rathna near-u near-u
come on india cheer-u cheer-u
darling of the mass-u
demi god face-u
oh little master
master blaster
you are our boost-u


hey come-u maama
hey hit-u maama..
hey six-u maama
hey super maama..

hey come-u maama..sachin
hey hit-u maama..sachin
hey six-u maama..sachin
hey super maama..sachin



one plus one two-u two-u 
if not sachin who-u? who-u?
28 states glue-u glue-u
nothing else to prove-u prove-u
hey you are our pride-u ..
hey roller coaster ride-u ..
every player guide-u
we are your side-u

SACHIN..SACHIN
SACHIN..SACHIN

hey come-u maama
hey hit-u maama..
hey six-u maama
hey super maama..

hey come-u maama..sachin
hey hit-u maama..sachin
hey six-u maama..sachin
hey super maama..sachin
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Pakistan ODI and T20 Squad v England Announced

The Pakistan Cricket Board has today announced the squads for both the ODI and the Twenty20 series against England in UAE. There have been a few rather surprise inclusions with Rawalpindi opener Awais Zia being picked up in the T20 squad while all rounder Hammad Azam has been given a birth in both formats.

Here are the squads in full:

One Day International Squad:
Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Farhat, Hammad Azam, Muhammad Hafeez, Adnan Akmal (Wicket-Keeper)

Twenty20 International Squad:
Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Awais Zia, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Farhat, Hammad Azam, Muhammad Hafeez, Adnan Akmal (Wicket-Keeper)
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Australian Pacer Brett Lee Breaks Foot

Australian paceman Brett Lee suffered a broken foot against India during the second Twenty20 International and will miss the tri nation series featuring India and Sri Lanka, the pacer might miss the tour of the West Indies as well.


"Brett Lee sustained a fracture of his right foot when he was struck by a ball in the last over of his spell during the T20 against India at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on Friday night," team doctor Trefor James said in a Cricket Australia statement on Sunday.

"He was able to complete the over however the foot became more painful and swollen the following day. An x-ray has confirmed a fracture of the small toe and we now expect Brett will return to cricket in four-six weeks."

Lee's replacement will be announced after the first match of the tri nation series between Australia and India.
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