Around 150 foreigners went under the hammer for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) auction on Thursday despite a pay row, and local star Shakib Al Hasan along with Pakistani duo of Imran Nazir and Shahid Afridi emerged as the biggest gainers.
The Pakistan Cricket Board appears to be heading for a confrontation with the Bangladesh Cricket Board after indicating to its counterpart that it would not be possible to send its players for the Bangladesh Premier League unless the BCB fulfills its commitment of touring Pakistan .
In the wake of their not-so-impressive outings in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has advised thr trio of Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal to review their approach towards batting in the shortest format of the sport.
Deciding to bank on experience, Pakistan national selectors have recalled Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq and Imran Nazir for the upcoming Twenty20 series against Australia in UAE followed by the ICC World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Former players, including Sialkot Stallions captain Shoaib Malik, have welcomed BCCI`s decision to allow Pakistan to participate in the Champions League T20 competition to be held in India in October this year.