October 8, 2006

About Pak Spin

Welcome to Pak Spin

Kamran Abbasi

A ball-tampering controversy followed by a captaincy shambles might spell disaster for most cricket teams, but when it comes to Pakistan cricket it might just mean that all is well with the world.

There was a time when I sulked in desperation at the latest incredible twist in events. The shenanigans and skulduggery were unimaginable. But then I grew to love it. Pakistan cricket is an administrative basket case but a voyeur's eye candy. And the result is that you never quite know what to expect on the field, a flash of genius or a flood of incompetence. Pakistan is the world's most capable team at being either very very good or very very bad within the same tour, the same match, the same session, or the same over. Throw in some of the world's fastest bowlers, most exciting batsmen, laziest fielders, and hottest hotheads and you have created an irresistible mix.

Pak Spin will celebrate all that is wonderful and miserable about Pakistan cricket. It will share the joy and the pain of following the world's most unfathomable cricket team. It might even make a difference, but then again who would want Pakistan cricket to be any different?

Kamran Abbasi is an editor, writer and broadcaster. He tweets here

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Kamran Abbasi
Kamran Abbasi is an editor, writer and broadcaster. He was the first Asian columnist for Wisden Cricket Monthly and Kamran is the editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. @KamranAbbasi

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