Pakistan have to raise game in Nairobi
Pakistan have to raise game in Nairobi

The ICC was meant to be a regulatory body, the game's supremo

Pakistan could not handle the pressure
Pakistan could not handle the pressure

A cricket expert, by definition, knows more about the game than a follower of it

Cancellation of tour by Australia could have been foretold
Cancellation of tour by Australia could have been foretold

The cancellation of Australia's tour of Pakistan could have been foretold, much before the terrorists struck in Murree and Taxila

Lankan attack mediocre without Murali
Lankan attack mediocre without Murali

As I write this, India is on the verge of losing the first Test at Lord's and losing it comprehensively unless some miracle happens or rain washes out play on the last day

Aussies, Kiwi security concerns flimsy
Aussies, Kiwi security concerns flimsy

The news that the Sri Lanka 'A' cricket team will tour Pakistan next month, on its own, is not significant

Pakistan made unholy mess of batting
Pakistan made unholy mess of batting

Wasim Akram, superbly supported by Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi, had handed the second match of the Super Challenge, to Pakistan on a silver platter

No vultures circling over French defeat
No vultures circling over French defeat

So far, no Ali Bacher (and Majid Khan) have come forward to accuse France of 'throwing' the match against Senegal nor have other professional 'accusers' come out of their hibernation and claim with authoritative , inside-dope that the bookies had

Pakistan remain stronger than Australia on paper
Pakistan remain stronger than Australia on paper

Pakistan will play three one-day matches in Australia starting middle of June, two at an indoor stadium in Melbourne and one under open skies in Brisbane

Player power must not be allowed to run cricket
Player power must not be allowed to run cricket

So long as player power was confined to money matters, someone like me, a spectator who saw more of the game, supported it

Cancelling Karachi Test was obvious course of action
Cancelling Karachi Test was obvious course of action

It may be semantic nit-picking but the New Zealand tour was not called off

Pakistan should take nothing for granted at Karachi
Pakistan should take nothing for granted at Karachi

Inzamam-Ul-Haq is a genial, young man who is, if anything, shy and who shuns the limelight

I am in favour of rotation policy
I am in favour of rotation policy

A whitewash is a whitewash even if it is against a team depleted of its best player and further debilitated by a misadventure to a Japanese restaurant in their local hotel in Karachi that laid low several New Zealand players with food poisoning

Sri Lanka favourites for Sharjah Cup
Sri Lanka favourites for Sharjah Cup

I have yet to meet an Indian who can give me a rational explanation why his country is steadfastly refusing to play cricket against Pakistan

Shame on Australia, shame on ICC
Shame on Australia, shame on ICC

Australia has called off its tour of Zimbabwe because of "security concerns" for its players

Cricket does not need unnecessary controversies
Cricket does not need unnecessary controversies

A cricket reporter or columnist is able to mix business with pleasure and on the face of it, appears to be a good life

Pakistan need to do some honest soul-searching
Pakistan need to do some honest soul-searching

What a hiding Pakistan took and but for the weather, the match might have ended inside four days

Reputations count for nothing in cricket
Reputations count for nothing in cricket

This column is due to appear on the morning of the start of the Asian Test Championship final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and any observations I might have had, runs the risk of becoming null and void

Awesome show by Australians
Awesome show by Australians

The Australians put on an awesome display

Razzaq future captain of Pakistan
Razzaq future captain of Pakistan

The Pakistan team has been out of the country for a long time and has returned home triumphant

Shahid is match winner, should be in Test team
Shahid is match winner, should be in Test team

As expected, Pakistan made a clean sweep in Bangladesh though it is not a matter for congratulations