India Pakistan 2004 Cricket Series News Roundup from across the Globe
February to April, 2004
News reports on India's Pakistan tour
ICC's anti-corruption unit dismisses match fixing allegations (Manorama)
Lahore: As rumours of betting and match-fixing circulated following Sunday's one-day match between India and Pakistan, the International Cricket Council dismissed the allegations saying it was a /"clean/" match. 'It is a clean series,' two Anti Corruption Unit offic...
India draw level (BBC)
India beat Pakistan by five wickets to square the one-day series at 2-2.
Kashmiris Celebrate Pakistan's Victory In 3rd ODI (Pak News)
Immediately after Pakistan Cricket team's victory in the third one day international at Peshawar, Kashmiri people let off crackers to celebrate Pakistan's success.
Brijesh Mishra arrives in Lahore to watch fourth ODI (New Indpress)
National Security Advisor Brijesh Mishra, who has been deeply involved in the recent steps towards normalisation of relations with Pakistan, has arrived in Lahore to watch the fourth one-day international day-night cricket match between the two countries on Sunday.
Pak retain squad for Lahore ODIs (Mid Day)
Pakistan today retained the same squad for the remaining two matches of the five-match one-day international cricket series against India.
The decision to retain the squad was taken by the selection committee headed by Wasim Bari after Pakistan defeated India by four-wicket here to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Pakistan takes charge with Hameed's help (Herald Tribune)
Hameed, the opening batsman, made 98 off 116 balls and Abdul Razzaq scored an unbeaten 53 off 52 balls as Pakistan overtook India's total of 244 for nine in the 48th over for the loss of six wickets.
Pathan faces Peshawar test (BBC)
India are expected to include youngster Irfan Pathan for the third one-day international against Pakistan.
1,000 Indian cricket lovers to walk across Pakistan border (Daily Times - Pakistan)
About 1,000 Indian cricket fans will walk across the Pakistani border this weekend to watch the last one-day matches between the rivals, officials said.
Pakistan take on India in 3rd ODI at Arbab Niaz Stadium today: Hosts to quicken over-rate to prevent captains ban (Daily Times - Pakistan)
Pakistans bowlers will speed up the over-rate in Fridays third one-day international against India here to prevent captain Inzamamul Haq from being banned.
On the Couch / Nuclear cricket (Haaretz - Israel)
"The players out there really seem to be enjoying themselves" - if they said it once, the commentators must have said it 50 times. Having a good time hardly seems the right way to be fighting a war, even a war by other means.
Pakistan level series (BBC)
Second one-day international, Rawalpindi:
Pakistan 329-6 (50 overs) bt India 317 all out (48.4) by 12 runs Sachin Tendulkar
's inspired ton could not save India as Pakistan squared the limited overs series in Rawalpindi.
Inzamam amazed by run spree (BBC)
Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been amazed by the high-scoring matches in their one-day series with India.
Karachi keyed up for cricket opener (BBC)
The authorities say they are leaving nothing to chance
A security blanket has been thrown over large parts of Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi, ahead of Saturday's historic one-day cricket international between India and Pakistan. The game will kick off India's 39-day tour of Pakistan - the first in 14 years.
Hammering won't affect morale: Ganguly (Times of India)
Captain Sourav Ganguly Friday said the hammering his bowlers received in the warm-up game against Pakistan 'A' would not affect the team's morale when it goes into the first one-day international here Saturday.
Cricket! Live, on DD and cable: Apex court (Times of India)
TV channel Ten Sports on Friday agreed to provide live telecast feed to Doordarshan and all cable TV operators for Cricket One-Day International between India and Pakistan for Saturday.
Death threats come of our absurd emotions (Financial Times, UK)
Media and sponsors encourage the hyperbole: one Asian television station promoted an India-Pakistan cricket match as "Apocalypse", while advertisements carry taglines like: "Eat football, sleep football, drink Coca-Cola". If football is what you eat and sleep, it becomes almost reasonable to threaten to kill an opposing player...
Ordinance on match telecast planned? (Hindu)
Faced with the possibility of a majority of Indians being unable to watch the India-Pakistan cricket series beginning in Pakistan later this week because Doordarshan has not secured the telecast rights, the Government is ...
Pak A thrash India by six wickets (Sify)
India crashed to an embarassing six-wicket defeat at the start of their Pakistan tour after their bowlers were pounded in spectacular fashion here on Thursday.
Over the boundary! Team India in Lahore (Times of India)
Tone for the tour was set when security concerns made the Indian team avoid the media glare at Lahore airport
'We welcome you with open arms' (Times of India)
Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq and coach Javed Miandad on Tuesday welcomed Indian cricketers on their arrival in Pakistan for the first time in more than 14 years.
Will peace break out when India and Pakistan put bat to ball? (Telegraph UK)
Something quite remarkable happened between India and Pakistan yesterday. Pakistan test-fired its new Saheen II missile ...
That's the way to play (Economic Times, India)
The Lok Sabha elections, one-day internationals and Test matches against Pakistan-- these are heavy duty times for India . Perhaps no cricket series has ever had so many political overtones than the one that is going to start this week across our western borders.
Sindh declares holiday for India-Pakistan ... (Keralanext, India)
"Ebad and Maher hoped that the people of Sindh would fully cooperate with the administration in maintaining law and order and welcome the guest team in the ...
Latif points out Tendulkar weakness (365 Cricket)
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes that there will be as much pressure on Pakistan in the forthcoming series against India, as there will be on the visitors
Tendulkar raring to go (Rediff, India)
India batsman Sachin Tendulkar
is licking his lips at the prospect of playing Test cricket in Pakistan again, even though he admits feeling uneasy about the hype surrounding the historic series. Tendulkar made his debut on India's 1989/90 tour of Pakistan as a teenager but India have not played another Test series in Pakistan since then owing to political tensions between the two neighbouring countries.
Top cops to accompany team (Rediff)
The Union home ministry has selected four security officers to accompany the Indian team to Pakistan. Amrit Mathur, the team's media manager, told rediff.com that Special Inspector General of Police Yashovardhan Azad, who was part of the three-member BCCI team that travelled to Pakistan last month to assess the security arrangements there, would head this team.
Enthusiasm in the Air amid India-Pakistan Cricket Series (Pakistan Times, Pakistan)
Since January 1 when airlinks between India and Pakistan were restored as part of a peace process, PIA has been operating two weekly return flights from Bombay ...
Pak your bags for a tourist package (Times of India, India)
We have appealed to the Pakistan High Commission to raise the ceiling on visas." After all, with a ticket to ride, theres much more than cricket on the ...
Unthinkable is happening in India - Pakistan (Newindpress, India)
Pakistan isn't what we expected to be like - most of them are either ... or about Amitabh Bachchan," said a member of the team about India's cricket and Bollywood ...
India-Pakistan Cricket Tour May Lead to Gambling Record (Casino City Times, MA)
The Indian cricket team's tour of Pakistan after more than 14 years may give rise to a new record in gambling, fear officials. "Bookies in Pakistan, India and ...
Will the Indian team tour Pak? (Mid Day)
Karachi: The process of normalising relations between Pakistan and India could suffer if the Indian government backs out of its commitment to send its cricket team to Pakistan next month.