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Back to the Game by H. Nasir

  Back to the Game by H. Nasir An essay on the strained cricketing relations between Pakistan and England, written on the eve of the November/December 2000 Test Series. England-Pakistan cricket has been played and reported in an atmosphere oscillating between unease and downright hostility for at least the last twenty...

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Flanneled Clucks – Satire on India Pak Cricket

In the ”Samosa Lounge” there was a congress of headless chickens. They came from all corners of the globe. The doe-eyed model from Lahore and the ebullient Math teacher from Calcutta; the emaciated screen siren from Mumbai and the rotund business man from Karachi; the nerdy software guru from Orissa and...

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The Street Fighter – By M.Murtaza

  It is a typical Pakistani household. A 7 year old is watching the TV screen very intently. He is watching a cricket game. The date is October 9, 1976. The venue is Lahore, Pakistan. It’s the first day of a test match between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan is...

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The Lament of Master Yoda – By S. Minhas

This sports article dated back 2005 and reproduced for reference only. Shoaib Akhtar is constantly in the news, generally for all the wrong reasons. Last week a local paper subjected its unwitting readership to a photo-essay on the Rawalpindi Express’s new look. It featured pictures of Shoaib before his haircut,...

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A Desi Hunter In The West – By A. Khan

I still remember my childhood days when I used to hunt sparrows and doves with a Made in Sialkot airgun. Yes, the kids did tease me as a “Chiri-Mar-Shikari”, but, they knew that I seldom came home empty handed. God knows how many times did I get into trouble at...

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The Sania Mirza Effect – By B. Singh

There have been many informed and analytical opinions floated in the Indian media about why women’s sport is not given its due importance in our country. Even in otherwise “liberal” households, the thought of a girl-child seeking a career in sports is frowned upon, if not laughed off outright. This...

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Ramblings of an Indian Cricket Fan – By Amer Sultan

As Shakespeare famously said, “Oh Cricket! Thou art so beautiful! Thou maketh Mansoor Akhtar looketh like Viv Richards in Pakistan, and Stuart Broad looketh like RP Singh in India.” As Pakistan cricket sinks itself into oblivion in preparation for yet another “where the hell did this come from” comeback, I...

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A Candid Interview With Saeed Anwar – By Nadeem Khan

For once, a buccaneering effort by the lithe Pakistani opener went in vain, although his 140 in the third Coca Cola Independence Cup Final against India, following his record busting 194 a few months ago against the same team, firmly established Saeed Anwar as India’s chief scourge. Saeed’s latest hundred...