WADA mulls caffeine ban after AFL scare

WADA president John Fahey told The Age newspaper that caffeine pills were against the spirit of the sport, adding that he would ask the body’s medical committee to examine a new ban when it meets in September. – AP Photo MELBOURNE The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is considering re-introducing a ban on caffeine products afterRead More

Geof Lawson interview part 2

This is part 2 of the discussion with Geoff Lawson – recent Pakistan Coach – which I had the privilege of having during the 2009 Boxing Day Test….. This interview was conducted by Pak Awaaz sports correspondent Naeem Mohammed during the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne Cricket Ground. Naeem Mohammed: What did you takeRead More


Both Aamir and Maria belong to the North West Frontier Province, home also to Pakistan squash legends Jahangir and Jansher Khan, where they train amidst constant threats from the Taliban. While it has been a comparatively easy ride for Aamir, by virtue of being a male in a part of the country where residents adhere to strict Islamic law, for the 19-year-old Maria it has been a journey of immense courage and perseverance. Growing up in South Waziristan,Read More


Pakistan Rugby team win in “Carlton Srilankan 7s Tournament” LAHORE, Dec 2 (APP): Pakistan 7s Rugby Team won the Bowl Championship beating Iran 19-17 in the semi-final and then defeating Brunei in the Final 24-12 at Colombo, Sri Lanka this week. Pakistan Rugby Union’s spokesman Bakht Baidar said here Wednesday, Pakistan captain Kashif Khawaja, Sair Riaz, Khalid Bhatti and Shakeel all ran in tries in the Final,Read More

Adnan Khwaja

During the first weekend of cricket this 2009/10 season, Adnan made the incredible score of 222 runs in a 40 over game for Pakistan Eagles. This score is a record for the VSCA competition which has been going for over 70 years in Melbourne. The double century included 31 fours and 7 sixes in a scintillating display of batting. An interview which Adnan did withRead More

The coach’s view – with Geoff Lawson. Parts I and II

Naeem Mohammad Geoff Lawson has played a significant role in the History of Australian Cricket. As an opening bowler, he was the one regular in the Australian side throughout the 1980’s (with Allan Border being the only regular batsman), having played 46 tests and taking 180 wickets between 1980 and 1989. He came in toRead More