Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mohammed Amir Comeback-M-Samuels Feels

Islamabad: Pakistan disgraced fast-bowler Mohammad Amir is positive about make a comeback to international cricket for Pakistan and feels if West Indies all rounder Marlon Samuels can make a successful return then he can also do the same.

Amir was sentenced to 6 months in jail in England for bowling no-balls at given times during a match at Lord's in August 2010 after fellow Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were also sentenced for spot-fixing.

Amir, who was 18 at the time of the thing, pleaded guilty and returned to Pakistan earlier this year.

I want to come back with my head held high, with a new spirit and as a role model. I accepted all and pleaded culpable only to give for myself peace, the Dawn quoted Amir, as saying to a news website.

Amir likened his condition to Samuels, who endured a turbulent 12-year career since his debut in 2000, having seen his bowling action question before being suspended for 2 years in 2008 for supposed links with bookmakers, and starred in the World T20 win.

If Samuels can make it then there is no reason why I can't make it, Amir said.

I am taking my comeback to be like to when I was 13 and used to think about playing for Pakistan. The difference this time is that I have had the experience. he said.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Aus vs Eng-2013-14 Ashes series dates

Sydney, Nov 22: England will play 5 Tests, 5 one-day internationals and 3 Twenty20 internationals in their 2013-14 Ashes campaign in Australia, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

The Test series begins at Brisbane's Gabba ground on November 21-25 and finishes in Sydney from January 3-7 in 2014.

A schedule of five ODIs and three T20 internationals to complement the Tests will be confirmed in the New Year, officials said.

We are delighted to be able to confirm the Ashes fixtures so far in advance of the series, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said.

It means fans will be able to plan their trips around the country to follow all the action. I am sure there will be a lot of fans from the UK who will want to make the trip over and we look forward to hosting them here.

2013-14 ASHES SERIES
Date Match Team Place
Nov-21-25 1st Test Australia Vs England Brisbane
Dec- 5-9 2nd Test Australia Vs England Adelaide
Dec-13-17 3rd Test Australia Vs England Perth
Dec- 26-30 4th Test Australia Vs England Melbourne
Jan-3-7 5th Test Australia Vs England Sydney