Foreign cricket teams touring Pakistan still face an "unacceptable risk," the international players' body said as Zimbabwe prepares to become the first full ICC member nation to play in the country since a deadly gun attack targeted visiting players six years ago.
Disappointed at the team's dismal showing against Bangladesh in the ongoing series, cricketer-turned-commentator Rameez Raja said that Pakistan cricket has slipped into depression after the side's misfortunes continued in the Test matches as well.
Pakistan on Thursday announced the itinerary for Zimbabwe`s proposed tour next month where they are set to become the first Test playing nation to visit the militancy-hit South Asian country in six years.
Pakistan's embattled head coach Waqar Younis has made it clear that he has no intentions of stepping down from his post in the wake of the team's abject surrender in the limited over series in Bangladesh.
Pakistan's legendary cricketer- turned-politician, Imran Khan faced criticism after calling for an overhaul in the cricket structure in a series of tweets at a time when some 45 people have been killed due to heavy rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.
Batting great Zaheer Abbas on Sunday joined the chorus of former cricketers who have demanded the stepping down of head coach Waqar Younis after the humiliating defeats of the national team in Bangladesh in the ODIs and T20 International matches.
Fed up with the spate of defeats in Bangladesh, Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and his deputy Mushtaq Ahmed have had a heart-to-heart to talk with the players and asked them whether they were satisfied with their coaching methods.
The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well.
Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan on Thursday joined the chorus of angry fans and ex-cricketers over the national team's ODI whitewash in Bangladesh, terming the 0-3 loss as a "low point in Pakistan cricket history".
After enduring a series defeat against Bangladesh, Pakistan lost a position in the latest International Cricket Council ODI ranking. Wednesday's release reflected the Mirpur result with Bangladesh winning the match by eight wickets.