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Pakistan’s 12th Man – A Proud Journey

An account of a wonderful Cricket World Cup from – Imran Asghar Head of Media and Communications at @staniarmy and tweets on @Pakcricket_ Mine and Stani Army members journey started way back last summer with the family ballot followed by the public ballot. We had eight different people applying for games and were only successful for a few games. This […]

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Pakistan v Bangladesh- The Cricket World Cup

A probable last hurrah saw Pakistan and Bangladesh face each other at Lord’s. The MCC had released the news that due to poor take up of tickets by members they were inviting 250 children to sit in the rarified atmosphere of the pavilion. Hopefully the teams would give them a day to remember. Two of the most passionate sets of […]

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Pakistan v Afghanistan – The Cricket World Cup

This was the one Pakistan group game I didn’t have a ticket for, I was offered the opportunity to go, but having driven 1700 miles and been away from home for days on end I decided to stay at home. So, for this one I’m going from the TV coverage. Gulbadin Naib won the toss for Afghanistan and elected to […]

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Pakistan v New Zealand – The Cricket World Cup

The summer arrived, then disappeared again as I was driving to Birmingham. I woke up to a drizzly, gloomy morning. Staying in Moseley I walked the 1.5 miles to Edgbaston. Let the frizzy hair commence! The toss was delayed, but as I sat down in the members lounge with a cuppa the covers came off and the players came out […]

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Pakistan v South Africa – The Cricket World Cup

MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW A first trip to Lord’s for this World Cup and a must win match for both teams. Pakistan won the toss and captain Sarfraz (or Sarfaraz depending on how many A’s you’re going for) elected to bat. The opening pair, Imam and Fakhar settled well and had reached 35 after 5 overs, the second highest score […]

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Pakistan v India – The Cricket World Cup

This was one I couldn’t write while I was watching, the long awaited match between Pakistan and India. I drove up from Taunton through torrential rain, heading to Manchester a place renowned for rain at the best of times! Saturday evening was spent with some of my Stani Army friends at a restaurant in Wilmslow, Lal Qila followed by ice […]

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Pakistan v Australia – The Cricket World Cup

The weather in Taunton has been nothing short of horrendous since I arrived on Sunday! I had a ticket for the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol yesterday, but opted for Rocket Man at the cinema instead. That match was abandoned without a ball being bowled, so, good choice! Today the rain, at the moment has decided to […]

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England v Pakistan – The Cricket World Cup

This was my 3rd World Cup Match, but I must write this up before the Bangladesh v South Africa match, which in itself was a special result. (photos to follow) I got to Trent Bridge via the Clifton Park and Tram, it’s a great way to get to the ground, but having chatted for too long at my Airbnb I […]

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England v Pakistan – Headingley

With 15 World Cup matches to go to I need to speed up my writing, so I’m going to see what I can do with this one. No doubt I’ll ramble as per usual though! This was the final match in a 5 ODI series, the first at The Oval had been rained off, well Hailstoned off if that’s a […]

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England v Pakistan – Trent Bridge

This was my second attempt at watching England play Pakistan, play had been stopped by Hailstones at the Oval, before play was called off. Pakistan had made 80 in 19 overs which may well have given the problems had play started again under the Duckworth Lewis method. Having sat watching Essex play Notts in positively hot weather it was clear […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 3 – Headingley

Day 3 at Headingley and I decided to dress for sunshine, whether it came or not!  I drove half the way and walked the other half, there’s plenty of street parking if you’re prepared to walk around a mile.  I object to paying to park when I’ve paid for my ticket and accommodation. England were in a strong position and […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 2 – Headingley

I woke up to rain in Leeds on Day 2, but like the eternal optimist we England fans need to be I headed to Headingley to arrive in plenty of time.  I drove and parked in the street, giving me around a mile to walk to the ground, so, getting some steps in, but not a feeling of exhaustion as […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 1 Headingley

I travelled up to Leeds via the beautiful Belton House a much nicer place to stop than a service station!  I’m staying in another Airbnb, this time a small basement apartment, with cooking facilities and a place to sit and write.  My host, Aaron was kind enough to drop me off at Headingley on Day 1. I made my way to […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 4 – Lords

Naturally I have more photos to edit, but I’m sure you can appreciate that I feel the need to rant having edited a few! So, I paid £200 to watch England play Pakistan for 3 days at Lords.  I missed Day 3 because it coincided with the Premiership Rugby Final, happily won by my team Saracens!  I must make a […]