The Pakistan selectors on Saturday decided to drop the senior trio of Shoib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat from the probables list in the wake of team`s failure in the Champions Trophy but at the same time recalled veterans Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan for West Indies tour.
Even though Pakistan Cricket Board continues to function without a chairman, the process to build a new side for the 2015 World Cup apparently has started with the head coach Dav Whatmore meeting the national selectors to discuss the impending tours to West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has said that Pakistan`s chances in the ICC Champions Trophy will depend on good and consistent batting show, despite their emphatic win over South Africa in a warm-up game of the mega event.
Pakistan opening batsman Imran Farhat seems to be unruffled despite the spate of criticism that he has faced in his chequered, start-stop-start sort of playing career, saying that it would like to end his career on a high note by participating in a World Cup.
Cricketers from both India and Pakistan have come forward to show their support to a campaign against polio and they will be sporting ribbons with ‘Bowl Out Polio’ inscribed on them when they come out for the third and final one day international in New Delhi on Sunday.
After the Southwark Crown Court found Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir guilty of spot-fixing, Dheeraj Dixit, a Sports Photo Journalist, came out with sensational claims that this was just the tip of the iceberg.