Mohammad Akram

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Mohammad Akram
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Akram Awan
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 40)
Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Coach
International information
National side
Test debut 15 September 1995 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 27 March 2001 v New Zealand
ODI debut 29 September 1995 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 5 July 2000 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992/93-2002/03 Rawalpindi
1996/97-2000/01 Allied Bank
1997 Northamptonshire
2003 Essex
2004 Sussex
2005-2007 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 9 23
Runs scored 24 14
Batting average 2.66 7.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 10* 7*
Balls bowled 1477 989
Wickets 17 19
Bowling average 50.52 41.57
5 wickets in innings 1 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/28 2/28
Catches/stumpings 4/- 8/-
Source: [1], 4 February 2006

Mohammad Akram (Urdu: محمد اکرم) (born 10 September 1974) is ex-Pakistani cricketer who bowled right arm fast-medium. He played in 9 Test matches and 23 One Day International matches for Pakistan between 1995–1996 and 2000-2001. He is the current bowling coach of Pakistan Cricket Team.

Cricket controversies[edit]

In 1998, while playing for Pakistan, Akram "lowered his shoulder and made avoidable contact with Shane Warne" during the third day of the third Test against Australia. Akram pleaded guilty to the charge and received a severe reprimand from the ICC match referee. At the hearing Mohammad Akram immediately apologised and showed a sense of remorse for his actions. He claimed it was a heat of the moment incident and promised that it would not happen again.[1]

In 2004, he was penalized by the England and Wales Cricket Board for ball-tampering whilst at Sussex. He did not stay at Sussex after 2004, preferring instead a three-year contract with Surrey. Surrey themselves were docked eight points in the County Championship for ball-tampering in 2005, but an internal Surrey investigation failed to identify the culprits.

In February 1998, Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq were 'mugged' outside their Sandton hotel and Pakistan threatened to walk out of their South African tour. Both players were hurt in the incident. But the rumors began to circulate that Akram and Mushtaq had, in fact, picked up their black eyes and chipped teeth in a bar brawl at a local strip joint called Club 69.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

On August 24, 2012, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Mohammad Akram as their bowling coach on a one-year contract.[3] In April 2013, Akram was also involved in a 10-day training camp for top fast bowlers with Wasim Akram at National Stadium Karachi.He had been removed from coaching on 24th of April 2014 and is working as head coach at National Cricket Academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC match referee's statment on Akram-Warne incident". Cricinfo. Nov 27, 1999.
  2. ^ "Eleven cricketing sex scandals". Mark van Dijk, Cricinfo. December 2006.
  3. ^ "Mohammad Akram to be Pakistan’s bowling coach". Wisden India. 24 August 2012. 

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