GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Imran Khan, persuaded to end a brief retirement from International Cricket by his country’s President, took seven for 80 as Pakistan dismissed West Indies for 292 on the opening day of the first wicket test on Saturday.
President Mohammad ZiaulHaq made a personal appeal to Imran in January to take Pakistan to the Caribbean after he retired. Following the 1987 World Cup and missed a home series against England:
The reasons for Zia’s eagerness to have Imran Khan back in the side were vividly demonstrated here by a fast bowling performance that overshadowed the rest of the Pakistan attack. His seven wicket haul included a spell of four for nine in three overs in the final session after West Indies were 219 for four at tea.
Gordon Greenidge, standing in as Captain while Vivian Richards completes his recovery from a hemorrhoid Operation, won the toss and none responded better to his decision to bat first than Gus Logie, who made 80, and Richie Richardson whose 75 was hist fifth successive half century against the touring side.
BRUSSELS: The Belgion Soccer Union has told Uefa, Europe’s governing soccer body, it no longer objects to the readmission of English teams to European club competition, an official said on Thursday.
Belgian soccer union President Michel D’Hooghe said he did not want English clubs accompanied by gangs of troublemakers, but he declined to say whether this meant clubs with a reputation for fan misbehavior should still be barred or be admitted and controlled by tight security measures.
Article extracted from this publication >> April 8, 1988