Ata ur Rehman

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
National Side:Pakistan
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

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.

Subsequent Career

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.