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Javed Akhtar      

Full name Javed Akhtar

Born November 21, 1940, Delhi, India

Current age 73 years 338 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
1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Oct 22-26
Pakistan 454 & 38/0 Australia 303
Group II: Wolves v Habib Bank at Faisalabad - Oct 24-27
Habib Bank 240/6
Leopards v National Bnk at Islamabad
Oct 24-27, 2014 (10:00 local | 05:00 GMT | 01:00 EDT | 00:00 CDT | 22:00 PDT)
K Dolphins v ZTBL at Karachi - Oct 24-27
K Dolphins 222 ZTBL 50/4
Group I: Zebras v Khan RL at Karachi - Oct 24-27
Zebras 83 Khan RL 154/3
Group I: L Eagles v PIA at Lahore - Oct 24-27
L Eagles 203/7
Lahore Lions v Sui Gas at Lahore - Oct 24-27
Lahore Lions 232
Tigers v WAPDA at Multan - Oct 24-27
WAPDA 185 Tigers 6/0
P Panthers v United Bank at Peshawar - Oct 24-27
P Panthers 98 United Bank 64/1
Group I: Quetta Bears v Pakistan TV at Islamabad
Oct 24-27, 2014 (10:00 local | 05:00 GMT | 01:00 EDT | 00:00 CDT | 22:00 PDT)
R Rams v Port Qasim A at Rawalpindi
Oct 24-27, 2014 (10:00 local | 05:00 GMT | 01:00 EDT | 00:00 CDT | 22:00 PDT)
Group II: S Stallions v Sui Sthn Gas at Sialkot - Oct 24-27
Sui Sthn Gas 210 S Stallions 8/2
3rd unofficial ODI: U.A.E. v Pakistan A at Dubai (CA)
Oct 25, 2014 (11:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
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