Mazher Arshad

Mazher Arshad

A student of Computer Science and a lover of cricket currently residing in Islamabad. Mazher writes about cricket on www.cricbeat.com.

Pakistan’s dismal Twenty20 ranking is justified

The International Cricket Council (ICC)  for the very first time, unveiled international rankings for Twenty20 cricket. The rankings came as a shock for many cricket followers particularly in Pakistan, as Pakistan was ranked at number 7 amongst Twenty20 playing countries. The cricket-crazy nation questioned the ICC’s criteria for rating their country at number seven, despite winning this format’s World Cup in 2009, qualifying for the final twice, and being the only country to play a semi final in all three ICC T20 World Cups (2007, 2009 and 2010). They also questioned the omission of Pakistan’s premier fast bowler Umar Gul from ...

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A review of the Decision Review System

The Decision Review System (DRS) was part of the agenda in the recent International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual meeting in Hong Kong where the administrators and executive members tweaked many rules of the game, only to compel cricket-pundits to turn cynics. Two bodies, the ICC and the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), are ruining cricket, by altering the game’s norms – the former is doing this through sheer absurdity while the latter, through tyranny. The DRS along with the Hot Spot (infrared technology) was made mandatory by ICC after their annual meeting. But the system, in its current form, ...

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