Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal.
Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month`s one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury.
The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger captain who could be appointed on long term basis.
Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract.
Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez today termed teammate and ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension for illegal bowling action as a "difficult thing not only for Pakistan but for the entire cricket".
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who is currently perched at the top of its ODI rankings, after his bowling action was found to be illegal following an independent analysis.
While Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam have emerged as frontline candidates to be named as the national Twenty20 captain this week, confusion reigns on whether Misbah-ul-Haq will be retained as skipper of the one-day squad.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan all-rounder Manzoor Ellahi's son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn't gone down too well with captain Muhammad Hafeez.
Proudly leading the Lahore Lions into the Champions League Twenty20, Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez said that his team has the firepower and ability to handle pressure and make it to the main draw of the lucrative league.