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Javed Akhtar
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Javed Akhtar

Pakistan
Javed Akhtar

INTL CAREER: 1962 - 1962

Full Name

Javed Akhtar

Born

November 21, 1940, Delhi, India

Died

July 08, 2016, Rawalpindi, (aged 75y 230d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test12142*4.00000000
FC5163108358815.7505370
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1196520---3.25-000
FC51914834071877/5618.212.2348.90123
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV UmpireReferee
Test20182
ODI514011
FC761
List A862
Javed Akhtar: Portrait
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
Test Matches
FC Matches
Span
1959/60 - 1975/76

Photos


Javed Akhtar and Australian bowler Colin Miller
Another mistake from Javed Akhtar … this time <I>against</I> England
Javed Akhtar had a poor Test
Umpires Peter Willey and Javed Akhtar watch proceedings
Umpire Javed Akhtar rules in favour of South Africa
Javed Akhtar: Portrait