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Javed Akhtar      

Full name Javed Akhtar

Born November 21, 1940, Delhi, India

Current age 73 years 344 days

Major teams Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Services

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire

Javed Akhtar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 4 2* 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 51 63 10 835 88 15.75 0 5 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 96 52 0 - - - 3.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 51 9148 3407 187 7/56 18.21 2.23 48.9 12 3
Career statistics
Only Test England v Pakistan at Leeds, Jul 5-7, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1959-1976
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Faisalabad, Mar 6-11, 1980 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Rawalpindi, Oct 1-5, 1998 scorecard
Test matches 18
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Birmingham, May 29-30, 1999 scorecard
ODI matches 40
ODI statistics
Profile

A tall and stocky offpsinner, Javed Akhtar's one Test appearance came as a 21-year-old after a long flight from Pakistan as a replacement for Haseeb Ahsan. It was not a match to remember as he went wicketless and Pakistan lost by an innings. He went on to become a leading umpire, but his career ended under a cloud when at Headingley in 1998 he was accused of favouring England when he gave eight dubious decisions in England's favour in the series decider. At the King Commission in 2000 he was accused by Ali Bacher of inappropriate behaviour in that match, claims that Akhtar vigorously denied, and no charges were ever brought against him. Bacher later refused to appear in court in Pakistan to answer charges of libel brought against him by Akhtar.
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Apr 21, 2000

Javed Akhtar and Australian bowler C Miller during Rawalpindi test October. 1998

Javed Akhtar and Australian bowler C Miller during Rawalpindi test October. 1998

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Aug 10, 1998

Another mistake from Javed Akhtar … this time <I>against</I> England, England v South Africa, 5th Test, Leeds, August 10, 1998

Another mistake from Javed Akhtar … this time against England

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Aug 8, 1998

Javed Akhtar had a poor Test, England v South Africa, 5th Test, Headingley, 3rd day, August 8, 1998

Javed Akhtar had a poor Test

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group II: Falcons v Sui Sthn Gas at Abbottabad - Oct 30-Nov 2
Falcons 223 Sui Sthn Gas 4/0
Group II: Stags v Habib Bank at Bahawalpur - Oct 30-Nov 2
Stags 221 Habib Bank 85/2
Group I: Hawks v Khan RL at Hyderabad (Sind) - Oct 30-Nov 2
Hawks 213 Khan RL 54/1
Leopards v Sui Gas at Islamabad - Oct 30-Nov 2
Sui Gas 262
K Dolphins v WAPDA at Karachi - Oct 30-Nov 2
K Dolphins 80 WAPDA 148/3
Group I: L Eagles v Pakistan TV at Lahore - Oct 30-Nov 2
Pakistan TV 275/8
Lahore Lions v United Bank at Lahore - Oct 30-Nov 2
Lahore Lions 216
Tigers v National Bnk at Multan - Oct 30-Nov 2
Tigers 68 National Bnk 234/4
Group I: PIA v Quetta Bears at Islamabad - Oct 30-Nov 2
PIA 179 Quetta Bears 81/4
P Panthers v Port Qasim A at Peshawar - Oct 30-Nov 2
Port Qasim A 166 P Panthers 80/5
R Rams v ZTBL at Rawalpindi - Oct 30-Nov 2
ZTBL 205 R Rams 14/2
Group II: S Stallions v State B of P at Sialkot - Oct 30-Nov 2
S Stallions 277/5
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 30-Nov 3
Pakistan 426/3
Pakistan U19 v Afghan U19 at Lahore - Oct 31
Afghan U19 223/9 Pakistan U19 79/5 (21.5/45 ov)
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