Full name Javed Akhtar
Born November 21, 1940, Delhi, India
Died July 8, 2016, Rawalpindi (aged 75 years 230 days)
Major teams Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Services
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Only Test||England v Pakistan at Leeds, Jul 5-7, 1962 scorecard|
|First-class span||1959/60 - 1975/76|
|Test debut||Pakistan v Australia at Faisalabad, Mar 6-11, 1980 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Australia at Rawalpindi, Oct 1-5, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v India at Birmingham, May 29-30, 1999 scorecard|
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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