Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai.
The Pakistan Cricket Board will adopt a six-month assessment process to decide whether left- arm pacer Mohammad Aamer can be included again in the national team after the completion of his five-year ban period for spot-fixing.
South African captain Hashim Amla hit the winning runs on the fifth day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Newlands on Tuesday, collected the International Cricket Council mace and a $500 000 cheque for the world champion Test team, then looked ahead to what he expects to be a challenging year.
In a surprising development, experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez appeared for the informal bio-mechanic test on his bowling action in Chennai Wednesday, and the off-spinner is about to return to Pakistan shortly.
New Zealand`s eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first test of their two-match series has given them an opportunity to start next year as they did this, with a series triumph over a higher-ranked opponent.
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire`s decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during a one-day international in Sharjah.