Swinging drives: Shoaib is back with a bang
Swinging drives: Shoaib is back with a bang

The ban on Shoaib Akhtar has been lifted

Hanif still the 'little master'
Hanif still the 'little master'

My growing-up years coincided with the Second World War so that I was not able to watch any international cricket

Time Now To Look Ahead
Time Now To Look Ahead

One of the ways of being magnanimous in victory is to praise the opposition, particularly after you have crushed them with a no-nonsense three-nil defeat on them, one by 10 wickets, the other by 5 wickets and the last by an innings inside three days

Ugly 'tamasha' in Australia
Ugly 'tamasha' in Australia

Malcolm Marshall took 376 test wickets and 157 in one-day internationals

Cricket format needs change
Cricket format needs change

I would like to begin this column on a personal note and to remember a senior cricket writer, Sultan F

Costly umpiring errors in Sharjah
Costly umpiring errors in Sharjah

To err is human

SWINGING DRIVES: Will the cricket scene change?
SWINGING DRIVES: Will the cricket scene change?

I got a telephone call from BBC World Service last week and they asked me whether I would be prepared to talk to them, on the record, about what was happening in Pakistan with special reference to the cricket set-up

Two Wasims in different roles
Two Wasims in different roles

To appoint Wasim Akram as captain on a long-term basis was an obvious thing to do but since the obvious is rarely done, the decision is a welcome departure from the past when the captain would be selected by a trial and error method, mainly error,

Listless West Indies whitewashed
Listless West Indies whitewashed

The Toronto cricket festival saw India and Pakistan winning against a thoroughly disorganised West Indies team, the most charitable construction that can be put on its performance is that it is going through a process of re-building

Jayasuriya sets an example for Pakistan
Jayasuriya sets an example for Pakistan

Richard Williams, the father and coach of tennis stars Venus and Serena came within a whisker or the proverbial coat of varnish of being confirmed as a sage