Mohammad Akram (cricketer, born 1974)
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|Full name||Mohammad Akram Awan|
|Born||10 September 1974|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Test debut (cap 135)||15 September 1995 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||27 March 2001 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 101)||29 September 1995 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||5 July 2000 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 4 February 2017
Mohammad Akram (Urdu: محمد اکرم) (born 10 September 1974) is a former Pakistani cricketer (now holding British citizenship) 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 coach of Peshawar Zalmi in PSL.
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.
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.
On August 24, 2012, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Mohammad Akram as their bowling coach on a one-year contract. 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 24 April 2014 and is working as head coach at National Cricket Academy.
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