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"PakPassion.Net [ [http://www.pakpassion.net PakPassion.Net Homepage] ] " is a website and forum founded in 2000 and dedicated principally to the sport of cricket and more specifically to the
Pakistani cricket team.
According to forum tracking database Big Boards, PakPassion has over 9,500 registered members and 1.5 million posts as of October 2008 [ [http://www.big-boards.com/board/1724/ Big Boards statistics of PakPassion.Net] ] and an Alexa ranking within the top 50,000 [ [http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/pakpassion.net Alexa statistics of PakPassion.Net] ] , making it amongst the most frequently visited Pakistan cricket forums.
PakPassion began in June 2000 on the Rivals group of sports sites, starting as purely a cricket forum. In May 2001, it moved from the Rivals to the Sportsnetwork sports forum.
January 2005 saw PakPassion go independent with domain name found at www.pakpassion.net. [ [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pakpassion.net Webpayback Internet Archive history] ] Template and features had by now advanced to include things such as 'Post of the Week', 'Quote of the Week'.
In September 2005, PakPassion officially announced their first exclusive interview, that of former fast bowler and cricket coach Aquib Javed. April 2007 saw PakPassion staff appearing on Venus Television discussing Pakistan's participation in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
There was numerous reporting of interviews in major press agencies in 2008 such as
Cricinfoand Yahoo. [ [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/surfer/archives/2008/09/mohammad_akram.php Mohammad Akram interview on PakPassion as featured on Cricinfo] ] [ [http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/03102008/4/mushtaq-admits-england-interest.html PakPassion Mushtaq Ahmed exclusive interview reported by Yahoo/Eurosport] ]
PakPassion.Net has an exclusive interviews section [ [http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/forumdisplay.php?f=22 PakPassion.Net Exclusive Interviews] ] which has claimed forum member participation in the interview questions process. This has lead to some many widely featured interviews [ [http://blogs.cricinfo.com/surfer/archives/2008/09/mohammad_akram.php Mohammad Akram interview on PakPassion as featured on Cricinfo] ] with renowned cricket personalities like the late
Bob Woolmer, Saqlain Mushtaq, Wasim Bari, Aaqib Javed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Aamir Sohail, Rameez Raja, Damien Flemingand many other interesting figures related to the world of cricket. Often the interviews have been sourced for news articles by prominent press agencies such as Cricinfo[ [http://content-www.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/361374.html| Cricinfo cites PP's Razzaq interview] ]
The gallery feature allows members to upload their own pictures within either the cricket or an off topic category. The photos, exclusive to PakPassion often are in game or training captures of Pakistani and other international players.
Columns & Blogs
Columns and Blogs are written by long established members, cricket journalists and included frequent contributions from late Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer. [ [http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/forumdisplay.php?f=25 Bob Woolmer's views] ]
PakPassion has been quoted and been featured on
Cricinfo, The Times, The Independent, ESPN Star[ [http://www.espnstar.com/cricket/news/detail/item116775/Akram-slams-PCB-over-Shoaib-issue/ ESPN reports from PP's Mohammad Akram interview] ] the Pakistani daily paper Dawn and several other publications [ [http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/forumdisplay.php?f=51 PakPassion.Net in the Media] ] . PP staff and members have also represented PP with appearances on Chicago Radio and on a televised cricket show in the UK on Venus TV.
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