With yet another controversy of match fixing rocking Pakistan, it is indeed interesting to enumerate various problems which have been connected with cricket across the border:
Umpiring: Umpiring in Pakistan was permanent headache for touring teams. The allegations of bias forced the then Pakistani captain Imran Khan to invite two Indian umpires Piloo Reporter and V.K.Ramaswamy to do the duty in two test matches against West Indies during 1986-87 series. Just for the record, Pakistan's star batsman Javed Miandad has been adjudged lbw on only four occasions by Pakistani umpire at home, out of his overall tally of 33 such dismissals in 124 test matches, an amazing contrasting tale indeed!
Image: Pakistani Cricket team captain Rashid Latif (L) and coach and former captain Javed Miandad hold the Sharjah Cup 2003 togather after the final match after winning the Four Nation Sharjah Cricket Tournament, 10 April 2003.
Text: Anant Gaundalkar