Pakistan cricketers seek thirst-aid
Funds shortages in Pakistan’s cricketing establishment have affected people in different ways, even during the final of the showpiece domestic tournament, the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The Times of India reports that mineral water is off the menu for the players during the five-day game in Karachi; they will instead have to make do with filtered water. That has apparently alarmed Younis Khan, the former Pakistan captain, who is recovering from a stomach bug – he brought along his own water. Similarly discomfited are the match scorers, the custodians of cricket’s most important facts and figures. They have reportedly been denied scoring books by the administrators and are expected to purchase their own stationery.
Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo