- Cricket team's slump in Sharjah
By Lateef Jafri
Was it South Asia's defeat in the Champions Trophy quadrangular
at Sharjah? Or the two subcontinental countries have to be taken
separately for their acts of omission and commission?
- Specialists restore health of one-day team
By Matthew Fleming
DECEMBER has been a truly spectacular month and I still cannot
believe it. The events of the last 10 days in particular, and
the Champions' Trophy in Sharjah, have been beyond my wildest
- England's triumph of spirit
GO EAST young man, Adam Hollioake's team were told, and they
have done so, and in the process they have launched England's
campaign for the 1999 World Cup with panache.
Pakistan, West Indies bowled highest number of no-balls
By Zafar Samdani
While most of the leading cricket playing nations are working
for achieving virtually computerised precision, a scientific approach
and bringing professionalism in their teams to the highest level,
Pakistan and West Indies continue sticking to their erratic ways.
- Tony Cozier's Preview For Sharjah Final
The West Indies enter the last match of a catastrophic tour here
today in the knowledge that it offers them a chance of salvaging
at least some of the reputation so devastated during their six
weeks in Pakistan.
- Haroon defends Akram's captaincy in Sharjah
Pakistan cricket manager Haroon Rasheed came
for the rescue of Wasim Akram when he said all criticism against
the captain was unjustified.
- England stick to formula for final rematch
by Christopher Martin-Jenkins
IN unchanged conditions against a side they have already beaten,
England's most successful touring team in recent memory have
every chance of using a proven tactical formula to defeat the
West Indies today in the final of the quadrangular tournament in
- England face West Indies for Champions Trophy today
By Tanvir Ahmed
For the first time in 16 years, a final will
played here on Friday without featuring either Pakistan or
India. Both teams, rather unceremoniously, were ousted in the
qualifying rounds last week.
When India's elder statesmen triggered a collapse
by Elmo Rodrigopolle
Irresponsible and insensible batting by India's elder statesmen
Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammed Azharuddin triggered a collapse
and made them succumb to the West Indies and in the process
deprive themselves of a fling in the final of the Akai - Singer
Champions Trophy final against England in Sharjah today.
- Sharjah final on BBC TV
By Charles Randall
ENGLAND'S impressive attempt to win the Champions Trophy in
Sharjah will be seen on British television after all.
Arabian nights and untold cricket riches in concrete theatre
By Christopher Martin-Jenkins
CRICKET never ceases to produce unlikely facts, but is it not
one of the oddest of all that a stadium created out of barren
sand in the desert of the Arabian Gulf should have staged more
one-day international matches than any other ground? To be sure,
- Fleming takes dim view of TV snub (13 Dec 1997)
MATTHEW FLEMING, the hero of England's seven-wicket defeat of
India in the first match of the Sharjah tournament on Thursday,
expressed his profound disappointment yesterday that the matches
were not being shown on television in Britain, writes
C Martin-Jenkins: England's prospects gleam in the desert (11 Dec 1997)
THE FACT that the Sharjah Champions trophy is just another
one-day tournament among so many for India and Pakistan should
enhance England's prospects of winning the quadrangular contest...
- England in Pakistan: An imperfect past makes the present tense (2 Dec 1997)
TWIN ghosts from England's troubled past in Pakistan threaten to haunt Adam Hollioake's side, who arrive in Lahore today for
six days of preparation before the Sharjah one-day tournament.
- PCB names teams to play against England (2 Dec 1997)
An 18-member England cricket team will arrive at the Lahore Airport on Tuesday at 4:30 pm to begin its tour of
- Hollioake's men primed for go-slow route to glory (1 Dec 1997)
A SINGLE tournament in the Persian Gulf involving only three matches and a possible final will not necessarily be accurate
evidence that England might win the one-day World Cup on their own soil in 1999.