According to former Pakistan cricket skipper Wasim Akram, both India and Pakistan should play a test match in terrorist-hit Mumbai.
Speaking with the media persons, Akram said, “Cricket is not on anyone's mind at the moment, but after three to four days both the countries must take a positive step. I suggest Pakistan and India play a Test in Mumbai so to give a clear message that we will not give in.”
Lahore, Feb. 27 : Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has urged the women's cricket team to perform to their potential in the forthcoming ICC Women's World Cup.
"I want to see the Pakistan team go out there and give its best. It has nothing to lose as it is not amongst the top-ranked teams. This should lessen the pressure on the players and when you have nothing to lose and nothing to fear, you tend to give up your best," Akram said.
Expressing his happiness over the women's team qualification for playing in the World Cup, he said that the team has the talent to match the best teams in the world.
Karachi, Mar. 1 : Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has asked incumbent Younis Khan to utilise his match winners and force a result in the second Test match.
"Younis must look at his match winners and rely on them for the success of his team .He (Younis) has done wonders in the Karachi Test against Sri Lanka, and now, he should look at his match winners for securing a series win over Sri Lanka in Lahore," The Nation quoted Akram, as saying.
London, June 10 : Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram is sick and tired of seeing retired old men at the helm of Pakistan cricket, and is convinced that this is the right time for the younger generation to come forward in a bid to bring the sport back on track in the country.
The former Pakistani captain believes that the change of guard could start with the appointment of a "youngish" chief selector in place of Abdul Qadir, who has recently resigned from the position.
Islamabad, June 24 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has commended new teenage pace sensation, Mohammad Aamir, for his brilliant show in the ICC Twenty 20 Championship, but said that the young speedster needs to put on some weight to survive the tough world of international cricket.
“For someone who can consistently bowl at 90 miles an hour, Aamir is definitely cut out for pace bowling. He is tall and need to put on some weight to gain extra power,” The News quoted Akram, as saying.
The former Paksitan captain Wasim Akram has advised Mohammad Aamer, the 17 years old fast bowler, to gain some weight to survive in the international cricket.
Akram said that he along with Mudassar Nazar and Aaqib Javed has spotted Aamer two years ago at a training camp and after playing in under-19 cricket. Now, Aamer has been given the opportunity to open the bowling attack for Pakistan team.
Akram further added that Aamer should gain some extra weight so as to bowl consistently at a speed of 90 miles per hour and he has the proud of spotting the youth talent.
Islamabad, July 18 : The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has roped in former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram to coach young talent during the coming season.
The DDCA has struck a deal with Akram under which the former Pakistan captain would be paid 75000 rupees per day during his stint.
"He will be a coach and we expect him to be with the team for 10 or 12 days during camp before the season, to begin with," DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev said.
Melbourne, July 25 : The greatest left-arm pacer of all time, Wasim Akram, has offered to come to the aid of Mitchell Johnson, as the Australian paceman seeks to resurrect his Ashes campaign.
The Pakistani great, who is based in Manchester, has been watching Johnson's struggles, noting the mechanical problems that contributed to the 27-year-old's wayward spells in the second Test at Lord''s.
Lahore, July 29 : Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram has rejected former South African fast bowler Allan Donald's suggestions of legalizing ball tampering.
Akram said bowlers would not be benefited much if they are allowed to alter the state of the cricket ball during a match.
New Delhi, Aug. 5 : Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has said that the culture of sports science should be inculcated in modern day cricket to help fast bowlers deliver their best for a longer period of time.
“This initiative is special to me for another reason – it also inculcates the culture of sports science in the players at the young age which I believe is critical if one is to consistently deliver at one’s best over a long period of time,” the Daily Times quoted Akram, as saying.
Johannesburg, Sep. 26 : As the two arch rivals India and Pakistan prepare themselves for the `match of the tournament' in the ICC Champions Trophy, former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram has warned his home side against showing immaturity during the game.
Akram pointed out that Pakistan would have to be careful in selecting the final eleven for the match, as the Centurion track would hardly offer any assistance to the bowlers.
Johannesburg, Oct 2 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had not sought his availability before offering him a short coaching assignment to train budding players.
The issue of dispute is over a fast bowler''''s camp that the PCB had recently decided to arrange for budding players with the help of Akram, Waqar Younis and Sarfraz Nawaz.
Chennai, October 25 : Huma wife of former Pakistan cricket skipper Wasim Akram, passed away here on Sunday after suffering multiple organ failure.
On Tuesday, Huma, 42, was admitted to Apollo Hospital here after the air ambulance carrying her to Singapore from Lahore made an emergency landing for refueling at the Chennai International Airport.
According to sources, Huma suffered a cardiac arrest and slipped to emergency condition while on board, following which the Pakistani doctors accompanying her suggested to admit Huma to a hospital.
According to Hospital sources, Huma was put on ventilator support.
Karachi, Oct 26 : Tributes poured in for Wasim Akram's wife, Huma, who was buried in her hometown Lahore Monday. She was 42.
A large number of former Pakistan Test cricketers, senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials, dignitaries of the city and Wasim's fans attended the funeral.
Saeed Anwar, a former Pakistan captain and ex-teammate of Wasim, led the funeral prayers. Also in attendance were Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Ijaz Ahmed, Zakir Khan among others.
Lahore, Oct 27 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has asked his relatives, fans and family friends to pray for him to be able to bring up his children, the way his late wife would have wished.
While addressing the media after taking his wife, Huma’s body to the graveyard, Akram said: “I would urge the people to pray for me to give me strength and courage to raise our children. I want prayers, so I could carry on with my wife’s dreams to raise our children as she wanted them to be.”
Lahore, Oct 27 : Huma Wasim, the wife of Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram, was flown abroad against the advice of physicians treating her at an hospital here, a media report said Tuesday.
"A panel of 10 senior doctors of three private hospitals of Lahore were not in favour of taking Huma abroad (Singapore) keeping in view her serious condition," one of her physicians told the newspaper Dawn Monday.
Huma died Sunday at a Chennai hospital after battling it out for five days. Huma was being taken to Singapore for treatment from her home in Lahore in an air ambulance.
Lahore, Nov. 26 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram’s wife Huma Akram died due to the negligence of Lahore doctors, an inquiry report has revealed. A three member enquiry committee formed following the tragic death of Huma in Chennai last month, in its report, has concluded that doctors in Lahore were unable to diagnose Huma’s problem due to which her condition deteriorated.
Islamabad, Dec. 11 : The Pakistan Health Ministry has suspended 17 doctors and cancelled their general practice licenses on charges of dereliction of duty leading to former speedster Wasim Akram’s wife, Huma Akram’s death.
“The licences of 17 doctors have been cancelled over negligence in the treatment of Huma Wasim,” The Daily Times quoted a statement issued by the ministry here.
The decision was taken after a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Health.
Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram have both refused the offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board to become the coach of the Pakistan cricket team.
Miandad has cited family problems to not being able to take up the post offered to him by Ijaz Butt, chairman PCB. However, he said on Wednesday that is he is willing to couch for a short while.
The news is making ripples that something fishy is going on between former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen (Sush) and ex-Pakistani cricketer, Wasim Akram.
Sush is dating the cricketer for quite sometime now and the couple made a hot public appearance at a night spot recently.
Currently, Sush has some Bollywood projects with her and Wasim Akram is the official coach of Shah Rukh's IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that Indian team is much ahead of the Pakistan players. He has said that the men in blue are now a much better unit than that of the Pakistan. They are more confident and much composed.
India had registered an emphatic victory over Pakistan in a group match in the Asia Cup, in the final over of the match. As per Akram, Indians are better prepared to handle the pressure of the high voltage game between the two arch rivals. Akram told this to the media at Islamabad.
Islamabad, August 30: The forthcoming one-day series against England will be a "test of character" for India's young batsmen, who must make themselves count since "the golden generation of Indian middle-order batting is drawing to a close", Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram has said.
The five-match one-day series between India and England starts on Saturday at Chester-Le-Street, and Akram sees it as a great opportunity for the young Indian batsmen.
Islamabad, Sept 10: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that commentating can be tough, but coaching is definitely the most difficult facet of the game.
"I knew how to play cricket so that was ok, not a problem. Commentating, to start off was tough, it was very difficult. Now I'm really enjoying it as I have got used to it," PakPassion. net quoted Akram, as saying.
Islamabad, Sept 17: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that he `feels' for the banned tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, as they did not have the ''awareness''.
In February, Salman was banned for ten years with a five-year suspended ban, Asif for seven years with two-year suspended ban and Aamer for five years by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Tribunal on spot-fixing charges.