Ata ur Rehman is a Pakistani cricket player who played thirty ODIs and thirteen test matches between 1992-1996. He is a heightened and right-arm fast bowler with excellent line control and flexibility to roll the old cricket ball. He played his 1st International match for Pakistan at the age of seventeen during their 1992 tour to England.
His last performance for Pakistan was on 31st August 1996 in a One Day International at Edgbaston stadium against England. This article has all the information about him, including Ata ur Rehman Biography.
|In Urdu:||عطا الرحمن|
|Batting:||Right Hand Bat|
|Bowling:||Right arm fast medium|
|Test Debut:||4 June 1992 v England|
|Last Test:||8 August 1996 v England|
|ODI Debut:||4 December 1992 v West Indies|
|Last ODI:||31 August 1996 v England|
|Date:||28th March 1975|
Ata ur Rehman Biography
He had many ups & downs in his career. Discovered playing cricket in Lahore’s streets, he was pulled out of gloom and saw himself playing for quite a powerful team of Allied Bank aged sixteen. Luckily, a year later, he toured England with legendary Pakistani players like Javaid Miandad, Wasim Akram, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis and Salim Malik.
He made his first appearance in 1992 at Edgbaston alongside Amir Sohail and Inzamam, taking on the wickets of Alan Lamb, Mark Ramprakash and Alec Stewart. He was suspended for a lifetime in 2000 for deception, but ICC cleared him in 2007, however, according to him, his prime years spent in trying to clear his name, so he thinks he hasn’t benefited Pakistan cricket much.
Rehman Date of Birth
He was born in 28th March 1975 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Allegations against Waseem Akram
In 1998 he reported that fast bowler Waseem Akram had given him Rupees one lakh to bowl poorly during a one-day tournament played at New Zealand’s city Christchurch in March 1994. At the commission of Justice Qayyum, Rehman denied that he accused Akram.
Allegations against Khalid Mehmood
However, after the claim made, he modified his statement and verified the declaration he had initially produced in the screen. He met Akram in England and said he was jeopardized with drastic outcomes, prompting him to amend his statement. And to sign the 2nd affidavit in ‘London.’
He also stated that PCB’s chairman Khalid Mehmood had instructed him to withdraw his allegation. However, under interrogation, he drew his allegation against Akram. And said that the accusation of match-fixing was misleading and fake.
As a consequence of the Justice Qayyum’s Tribunal, authorities took action against him for false statement. As it issued its findings in 2000, the Tribunal proposed that cricket officials should suspend him from international cricket. Since 1996 he hadn’t played any international match.
In Nov. 2006 life ban on Rehman was uplifted by ICC (International Cricket Council).
He played for Derbyshire in 2nd XI Championship four matches in 2007, while trying to revive his position in the county cricket. He invested the season 2009 playing in the ‘Cheshire County’ Cricket League for Widnes. Ata ur Rehman ran a sports goods store in Lahore in 2004.
Agreement with Nottinghamshire Premier League
On 11th June 2013, he signed an agreement with the ‘Nottinghamshire Premier League team’ of the West Indian Cavaliers.
Joining in Kearsley Cricket Club
In March 2014, he joined the ‘Kearsley Cricket Club’ in the Bolton Cricket League in Lancashire, which he previously served as a player a few years ago.