The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed heavy fines of 500,000 rupees each on four players for participating in an illegal T20 tournament in Houston which also featured banned test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria.
Pakistani selectors have ignored senior players Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq while announcing the T20 squad for the match against Afghanistan and the series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhar on Tuesday lashed out at PCB chief Najam Sethi saying cricket in the country has further deteriorated under him, after a sudden withdrawal of allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik from the South African tour due to fitness problems.
Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)`s interim management committee, Najam Sethi has defended the performance of the national team in their ODI series against South Africa but indications are strong there will be changes in the team management soon.
Former Pakistani captain Shoaib Malik has said that he is hoping for a comeback in the national set-up after he was selected in the preliminary squad for the home series in the United Arab Emirates against South Africa.
South Africa’s ODI skipper AB de Villiers said that he relished the challenge when his team will meet Pakistan again in the third match in Johannesburg on Sunday, after Pakistan won the Centurion ODI by six wickets.