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Cricinfo XI

Temper, temper

Sep 19, 2006: In the light of Mark Vermeulen's tantrum playing the the Lancashire League, Martin Williamson looks at 11 other instances where players or officials have spat the dummy

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Officious officialdom

Aug 22, 2006: The furore which surrounded the activities of the umpires during the Oval Test is not the first time that officials have found themselves in the spotlight. We highlight 11other instances where the umpires rather than the players have taken centre stage

Martin Williamson


Fury in Faisalabad

Nov 26, 2005: A look back at one of the most acrimonious Tests of all time

Martin Williamson

Graham Morris talks about his iconic photograph

Every picture tells a story

Nov 24, 2005: Graham Morris, who was covering the game as a freelancer, took what was to become one of sports most widely published and lucrative shots

Martin Williamson


Mike Gatting's annus horribilis

Nov 6, 2004: A look at Gatting's unfortunate turn of events after the Ashes glory

Martin Williamson


Former Pakistan umpire Shakoor Rana dies at 65

Apr 10, 2001: One of the game of cricket's best-known umpires, Shakoor Rana of Pakistan, has died at the age of 65

Rafi Nasim

Gatting's nemesis resurfaces

Shakoor Rana may get to umpire and England match

Nov 6, 1995: Shakoor Rana, the umpire involved in the infamous Test match dispute with Mike Gatting, could be umpiring an England A match on the current tour of Pakistan

Widen Cricketers' Almanack

England in Pakistan 1987-88

1989: Martin Johnson the Faisalabad Test of 1987-88

Martin Johnson

February 1988

Flashpoint Faisalabad

Feb 1988: Jack Bannister's report on the uniquely acrimonious second Test match between Pakistan and England at Faisalabad in December 1987

February 1988

'There has been one miscarriage of justice after another'

Feb 1988: Quotes in the aftermath of the Mike Gatting - Shakoor Rana row

February 1988

Purgatory in Pakistan

Feb 1988: David Frith's editorial appeared in the aftermath of the Faisalabad Test of December 1987

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