Akram Raza

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Akram Raza
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Akram Raza
Born (1964-11-29) 29 November 1964 (age 52)
Lahore, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 1 December 1989 v India
Last Test 31 January 1995 v Zimbabwe
ODI debut 23 October 1989 v Australia
Last ODI 26 February 1995 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996–1998 Faisalabad
1986–2004 Habib Bank
1981–1986 Lahore City
1984–1985 Lahore City Blues
1983–1984 Lahore City Greens
1985–1986 Lahore City Whites
1988–2001 Sargodha
1984–1985 Water and Power Development Authority
Umpiring information
FC umpired 23 (2009–2011)
LA umpired 14 (2008–2011)
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs First class List A
Matches 9 49 215 185
Runs scored 153 193 5971 1048
Batting average 15.30 17.54 26.42 15.87
100s/50s -/- -/- 3 0/2
Top score 32 33* 28 52*
Balls bowled 1526 2601 39004 9301
Wickets 13 38 657 199
Bowling average 56.30 42.39 25.58 29.07
5 wickets in innings 32 1
10 wickets in match n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 3/46 3/18 7/65 5/27
Catches/stumpings 8/- 19/- 176 88
Source: CricketArchive, 25 January 2012

Mohammad Akram Raza (Urdu: محمد اکرم رضا) (born 1964) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 49 ODIs from 1989 to 1995.

Playing career[edit]

born 29 November 1964, Lahore, Punjab, Raza began his domestic cricket career for Lahore City at the age of 16.[1]

In 1989 he made his international debut for Pakistan in a one day international match against Australia. He made his final appearance for Pakistan in February 1995 having played in nine Tests and 49 one day internationals.[1]

Raza was named in a 2000 corruption report by Justice Malik Mohammad Qayyum resulting in a fine from the Pakistan Cricket Board.[2]

Umpiring career[edit]

After retiring from playing Raza took up umpiring, reaching domestic level in 2008.[3]

2011: Arrest for illegal betting[edit]

On Sunday 15 May 2011 a raid was carried out by Punjab Police in a Lahore shopping mall, there Raza along with six other men were arrested for betting on Indian Premier League matches, police recovered telephones, computers, televisions and a large amount of money during the raid, all seven men were charged later the same day.[2][4][5]

2012: Reinstated as umpire[edit]

Akram Raza, has been reinstated to the Pakistan Cricket Board umpiring panel, following his suspension for his alleged involvement in an illegal betting racket. After year-long proceedings in a Lahore court, he regained his PCB role. Javed Miandad, Pakistan Cricket Board director general, defended his appointment, saying the umpire had produced proof that he was innocent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Akram Raza". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hashmi, Nabeel (16 May 2011). "PCB urged to act over Akram Raza's arrest". The News. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Akram Raza as Umpire in List A Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Raza's umpiring future down the drain". The Express Tribune. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Former Pakistan offspinner Raza arrested". ESPNcricinfo. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Akram Raza reinstated as umpire.