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Australia v Pakistan ODI, Lord's

Winning the big points

Sep 4, 2004: Twice in the space of two weeks, Pakistan pushed the Australians to the very brink

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Australia v Pakistan, Final, Videocon Cup, Amsterdam

Little earthquakes

Aug 28, 2004: Both teams could take positives out of a tense encounter played out in conditions that are fast becoming alien to one-day cricket

Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Treasuring Shahid Afridi

A rogue talent

Aug 25, 2004: How many players has Pakistan wasted over the years

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Rumblings in the PCB

Pakistan board drawn in to further mire

Aug 13, 2004: Mohammad Naeem, treasurer of the Pakistan Cricket Board for over four years, handed in his resignation on May 13, but details of the four-page document containing the reasons behind his departure were made public at the ongoing probe by the Senate

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Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive stands down

Too much the slick salesman

Aug 7, 2004: After a year in which his role has been the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism, it is perhaps not that surprising that Rameez Raja has resigned as chief executive of the Pakistan board

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Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, 12th match

An inconsequential end

Jul 29, 2004: There are a number of ways you could look at Pakistan's performance in the Asia Cup

The Wisden Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, 8th match

The true scale of unpredictability

Jul 21, 2004: When Bob Woolmer met Javed Miandad for dinner soon after arriving in Pakistan, the man he replaced probably brought him up to date on the problems that afflict the Pakistan cricket team

The Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v Bangladesh, Asia Cup, 3rd Match

A glimmer of Woolmer's benefits

Jul 17, 2004: At the start of yet another much-heralded new era in Pakistan cricket, there was a distinct lack of occasion and atmosphere

The Wisden Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan's Asia Cup squad

The surprise is the lack of surprise

Jul 7, 2004: There were two surprising features in the announcement of the 14-man Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup

Analysis by Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan's latest coach

Woolmer pleased with Pakistan camp

Jul 7, 2004: He has barely been in Pakistan a week, but that has been enough time for some to start questioning how well the Bob Woolmer experiment will work

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Central contracts for Pakistan cricket?

A question of stability

Jul 2, 2004: The Pakistan Cricket Board will have to introduce central contracts at some stage if the team is to become more professional in its approach

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Changes at the top for Pakistan

Was he pushed or did he jump?

Jun 16, 2004: And then there were none

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Pakistan cricket

PCB won't block Malik's efforts to start academy

Jun 9, 2004: The Pakistan Cricket Board will not block any efforts by Saleem Malik to open up his own cricket academy

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Pakistan's fixation with Shoaib Akhtar

The aura of the individual

Jun 5, 2004: For Pakistan, the Asia Cup can't come soon enough

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Pakistan domestic cricket

Winds of change

May 21, 2004: When the Pakistan Cricket Board announced, with much gusto last year, that regional cricket was indeed the antidote to the many ills of Pakistan cricket, it was greeted with as much enthusiasm as cynicism

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Kiran Baluch interview

Pakistan's record-breaking lady

May 8, 2004: At only 26, Kiran Baluch, vice-captain of the Pakistan women's team, is an old hand

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The PCB medical commission

Mind games or flesh wounds?

May 1, 2004: First there was David Beckham's metatarsal; now there is Shoaib Akhtar's rib

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Pakistan v India - the fallout

Pakistan board to replace Miandad?

Apr 23, 2004: The fallout from Pakistan's loss to India may have begun if reports in a local newspaper are to be believed

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Pakistan's Test series against India, 2003-04

A young Pakistani side

Apr 17, 2004: This historic series, the first full one between India and Pakistan in 14 years, was expected to be a closely fought one

Marks on Ten by Osman Samiuddin

Alleged reports of feigning injury

Shoaib likely to face disciplinary action

Apr 17, 2004: Shoaib Akhtar is facing possible disciplinary action after reports alleged he may have feigned an injury to avoid bowling on the third day of the Rawalpindi Test, because of differences with Inzamam-ul-Haq

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