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chinaman
November 19, 2003, 08:00 AM
India are targeting the coaching services of Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram for their tour of Australia starting later this month.

"We are talking to Wasim to see if he will be available for the tour as a consultant," a BCCI spokesman said.

Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3283007.stm)

oracle
November 19, 2003, 09:08 AM
"Why Wasim? Simply because he is the greatest fast bowler of the modern era," Ganguly said after India were beaten by Australia in the final of the one-day TVS Cup tournament.


He could also turn out to be the most business savvy bowler in history.:D

chinaman
November 19, 2003, 04:24 PM
"I don't know why some people are making such speculation. We never even thought of it," Dalmiya said.

Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3283007.stm)

Sami
November 20, 2003, 02:37 PM
Even Wasim denied the reports...

Source (http://www-usa.cricket.org/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2003/NOV/008056_IND_20NOV2003.html)

Tintin
November 20, 2003, 03:06 PM
And now Pakistan has offered Wasim a position as a coach :lol:

chinaman
November 20, 2003, 03:27 PM
hmmm, interesting. Very interesting.

BangladeshCricket
November 20, 2003, 07:45 PM
I guess we should get Wasim bhai...hope he will be honest enought to show some of his great tricks to masri or may be to our left-handed pacers!!...

chinaman
November 21, 2003, 12:05 AM
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Thursday November 20, 04:56 PM
Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, left, demonstrates bowling techniques to finalists of a competition to select India's fastest bowler in Bombay, India, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, and Akram denied media reports that Akram had been offered to coach Indian bowlers. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)

chinaman
November 21, 2003, 12:06 AM
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Thursday November 20, 04:53 PM
Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, right, waits for his chance to bowl as security personnel look on during a competition to select Indias fastest bowler in Bombay, India, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, and Akram denied media reports that Akram had been offered to coach Indian bowlers. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)

chinaman
November 24, 2003, 12:37 PM
Last week the Board of Cricket Control in India denied it had approached Wasim to employ him for the Australia tour.

Ganguly said on Monday: "We would love to have help from him [Wasim] because he's probably one of the best fast bowlers I've seen."

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