The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has returned an amount of seven million rupees to Shoaib Akhtar which it had deducted from the former fast bowler's earnings as part of a fine imposed on him years ago.
Eddie Leie made a memorable international debut as he and his spin partner Aaron Phangsio bowled South Africa to a series-clinching 31-run victory in the second and final Twenty20 match against Bangladesh at Mirpur on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe may not be the strongest of opponents but the importance of an away series against them is not lost on India`s fringe players who are keen to make the most of the opportunity in absence of their seniors.
The national selection committee ignored senior Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal for the coming one-day series in Sri Lanka after he failed to comply with their instructions and report for the training camp at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's two ageless warriors once again delivered when it mattered the most as the visitors staged a spectacular fightback in the third Test against Sri Lanka to seal the series 2-1.