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A new low, even for Pakistan

May 21, 2010: The aftermath of the leaked video reveals to what depths Pakistan's players have fallen

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Au revoir or farewell?

Mar 29, 2010: Mohammad Yousuf's retirement announcement wasn't all that convincing - after all, we've been there before

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Pakistan's inquiry committee report

What of the punishers?

Mar 10, 2010: The players have been singled out for punishment, but the managers, selectors and board officials who run the show have sidestepped the mess nicely

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Bloodied but breathing

Mar 3, 2010: A year on from the horrors of Lahore, a Karachi tournament shows that the game is alive and well - despite the bumbling of the PCB

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New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

A serious talent announces himself

Nov 28, 2009: After passing a test of skill in the first innings, Umar Akmal was unflustered by the test of will in the second

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Stupidity of staggering proportions

Oct 13, 2009: After a recent and fairly commendable upturn in fortunes, once again Pakistan shoots itself and watches bemused as the world sniggers

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A fortnight of Walkmans

Sep 21, 2009: The Champions Trophy has hardly been what it's cracked up to be, but now, with ODIs in terminal decline, it might show there's hope for the format yet

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20 final, Lord's

A time to laugh, a time to heal

Jun 22, 2009: Pakistan's win has brought respite from death and bombs and given a nation the gift of celebration

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Men with je ne sais quoi

Jun 20, 2009: Pakistan's march to the final is a tale of teams who sometimes do things nobody expects them to

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All emotion, no logic

May 10, 2009: Why the PCB's move to press charges against the ICC for the loss of the World Cup is misguided

World Cup 2011

Sad, but it's the right call

Apr 17, 2009: The ICC's decision to remove Pakistan from the list of World Cup hosts was inevitable; now Pakistan must focus on finding an alternate base for their future home contests

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The right choice by default

Jan 29, 2009: Younis Khan happens to be Pakistan's sole realistic choice as captain; he's probably the right one as well

And what of Pakistan?

Dec 10, 2008: England's decision to return to India highlights the double standards most countries exhibit when dealing with security issues

A soft target, an old hand

Oct 27, 2008: Geoff Lawson was a convenient whipping boy, but it just may be that Intikhab Alam is the right choice for Pakistan at the moment

A devastating decision

Aug 25, 2008: The decision to effectively cancel the Champions Trophy completely alienates Pakistan - as a cricket team and as a nation

Split wide open

Aug 8, 2008: Cricket's clash of cultures is now more pronounced than ever, and money lies at the root

How many leagues can cricket sustain?

Jun 6, 2008: Why the marketer's dream of a Premier League in every country is a pie in the sky

Drugs scandal

Throwing it all away

Jun 4, 2008: The tragedy of the latest scandal to envelop Mohammad Asif is the potential loss of his gifts to Pakistan and cricket

The final episode in the Shoaib soap opera?

Apr 1, 2008: This affair is not a drama anymore, just a series of pathetic jousts between an unruly fool and a succession of inept administrations. Where will it end?

Welcome to the inquisition

Mar 1, 2008: The IPL, and its creator the BCCI, is sparing no rod to make sure the ICL is ground into the dust - the rest of world cricket be damned

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Left-arm quick, right-arm quicker

Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both arms

India's unbeaten streak and Santner's double

Stats highlights from the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

The debate about Pujara's strike-rate

Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas

Ashwin to 200: five Tests quicker than Muralitharan

R Ashwin has taken fewer deliveries than any other spinner to take 200 Test wickets. That and more numbers on his landmark

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