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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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Pakistan v India, 3rd Test, Rawalpindi, 4th day

'Our bowlers let us down' - Inzamam

Apr 16, 2004: This was a day as historic for India as it was disappointing for Pakistan, and predictably it led to a chaotic and emotional press conference, attended by Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad.

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Pakistan v India, 3rd Test, Rawalpindi, 2nd Test

Gifting the key to victory

Apr 14, 2004: For all the attacking verve and gusto both India and Pakistan bring to the game, and at various times have put on display on this tour, the Pindi decider, like Lahore, hinges on a day of grim determination

The Wisden Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v India, 3rd Test, Rawalpindi, 1st day

Making your own luck

Apr 13, 2004: pre-match focus on the pitch can be misleading, especially as it diverts attention from the essentials that really make a difference

The Wisden Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Waqar Younis retires

Pakistan's poster boy

Apr 12, 2004: Looking comfortable and relaxed in a snug-fitting beige top with jeans, with family in tow, Waqar's press conference marked the close of a period in which Pakistan's fast bowling richness rivaled, in quality if not quantity, that of the Caribbean

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Ball tampering controversy

PTV stand by their decision to dismiss Qadir

Apr 12, 2004: Pakistan Television (PTV) is standing by its decision to dismiss Abdul Qadir, after the legendary legspinner's controversial comments on a TV discussion show recently

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Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Lahore, 4th day

Winning ugly

Apr 8, 2004: It is doubtful whether Inzamam-ul-Haq has ever spoken to George Graham or Brad Gilbert for advice

The Pakistan View by Osman Samiuddin in Lahore
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