Jan 10, 2013 11:34 EST
Pakistani villagers in Kashmir living on the de facto border with India say they are trapped indoors, terrified by heavy exchanges of fire between Pakistani and Indian troops.
Jul 04, 2012 10:54 EDT
When Pakistan's leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was banned for life for fixing, many were baffled as to why Pakistanis were so talented at cricket yet so susceptible to the lure of corruption.
Jun 10, 2012 14:52 EDT
West Indies' Denesh Ramdin and Tino Best put on 143 for the 10th wicket in the third Test against England at Edgbaston here on Sunday.
Feb 22, 2012 15:43 EST
Swashbuckling England batsman Kevin Pietersen hailed his century on Tuesday as his best in one-day cricket, saying his hard work with spin coach Mushtaq Ahmed helped him overcome batting blues.
Dec 13, 2011 09:22 EST
Pakistani police said Tuesday they had rescued 53 students, including children as young as seven, who had been chained in the basement of a madrassa raided by security forces in the port city of Karachi.
Dec 01, 2011 08:11 EST
Pakistan cricket authorities have approved the setting-up of a "vigilance and security division" to fight corruption in the game, a month after three top players were convicted of spot-fixing.
Nov 02, 2011 07:17 EDT
Retired stars and ordinary fans united on Wednesday to urge Pakistan to act immediately to save future generations of cricketers from corruption as three of its top players face jail in England.
Aug 17, 2011 14:10 EDT
At least 12 people, including a former MP for the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), were killed on Wednesday by criminal gangs in Karachi, police said.
Mar 06, 2011 01:23 EST
The success of Shahid Afridi and Imran Tahir at the World Cup has laid to rest fears that the art of leg-spin had died with the retirement of the charismatic Shane Warne.
Feb 20, 2011 16:00 EST
Matt Prior paid tribute Sunday to the influence of former Pakistan leg-break bowler Mushtaq Ahmed after being labelled England's best player of spin by team-mate Stuart Broad.
Feb 07, 2011 08:40 EST
Pakistan cricket faces an abysmal future unless it cleans up the game and institutes sweeping reforms after three key players were banned on corruption charges, former players and commentators said Monday.
Feb 05, 2011 19:32 EST
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Britain's Foreign Office should set up a "rapid response unit" ahead of the 2012 Olympics to rebuff or correct negative stories which could damage the country's reputation, lawmakers said on Sunday.
Jan 31, 2011 01:54 EST
South Africa would have have contested the 1992 World Cup final on their maiden appearance after more than two decades of isolation due to apartheid if it were possible to score 21 off one ball.
Jan 03, 2011 19:52 EST
Ever since cricket?s governing body took stringent measures to curb match-fixing, the sport's seedy underworld of gamblers and gangsters have found a new way to corrupt players - spot-fixing.
Nov 14, 2010 04:09 EST
Pakistani security forces kill 6 militants in clashes in Swat Valley. Pakistani security forces killed six militants in clashes in the Swat Valley, a northwest region where the military has largely routed the Taliban but where sporadic violence persists, an army spokesman said Sunday.
Oct 02, 2010 07:09 EDT
9 years on, despite the record, conspiracy theories about 9/11 rife in Muslim world. About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sep 03, 2010 16:13 EDT
England coach Andy Flower on Friday defended the suitability of Mushtaq Ahmed as the team's spin-bowling trainer despite the former Pakistani player being named in a match-fixing inquiry ten years ago.
Aug 31, 2010 04:23 EDT
The latest gambling allegations to hit Pakistani cricket have left observers to ponder why the country's players are so prone to get embroiled in financial sleaze.
Aug 29, 2010 06:59 EDT
A former judge who reported on match-fixing allegations in Pakistani cricket ten years ago said Sunday the current scandal had broken out because his recommendations were not put into practice.
Aug 29, 2010 05:05 EDT
Pakistan cricket has been hit by a multitude of woes from doping and infighting to ball-tampering and bad governance but now faces its most severe test after new charges of match-fixing.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Full name||Mushtaq Ahmed|
|Born||28 June 1970 |
Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 116)||19 January 1990 v Australia|
|Last Test||24 October 2003 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 69)||23 March 1989 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||3 October 2003 v South Africa|
|5 wickets in innings||10||1||103||4|
|10 wickets in match||3||–||32||–|
|Source: Cricinfo, 5 April 2008|