If "sledging" had been the sole criterion to get into a playing XI of a cricket team, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, by his own admission, showed enough expertise in that area to get a berth into the Oxford University team, during his student days.
Furious with the Pakistan cricket team after its heavy loss against South Africa in a warm-up match, former captain Inzamam-ul Haq feared the defeat will bog the side down in its much-anticipated World Twenty20 Championship opener against arch-rivals India.
New CSA chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat feels the presence of India A team in South Africa for a one-day Tri-series and two-Tests auger well for the upcoming tour of the senior Indian team in November.
At least three senior players of the Karachi team, that performed badly in the national super eights T20 championship, have been issued show cause notices for misconduct during the tournament in Lahore last week.
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc was rewarded with an annual contract of USD 1 million as Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday announced a list of 20 contracted players for the year 2013-2014 keeping in mind the Ashes in July.