Pakistan tame Sri Lanka in first T20
Pakistan tame Sri Lanka in first T20

Umar Akmal smashed 46 off 24 balls and Sohail Tanvir grabbed three wickets as Pakistan beat top-ranked Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday.

Selectors ignore Umar Gul after he fails to report for training
Selectors ignore Umar Gul after he fails to report for training

The national selection committee ignored senior Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal for the coming one-day series in Sri Lanka after he failed to comply with their instructions and report for the training camp at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Pakistan recall Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami for Zimbabwe one-day series
Pakistan recall Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami for Zimbabwe one-day series

Pakistan on Sunday recalled former captain Shoaib Malik and paceman Mohammad Sami in a 16-man one-day squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe but under-performing batsman Umar Akmal failed to make the cut.

Shahid Afridi praises courage shown by Zimbabwe cricketers
Shahid Afridi praises courage shown by Zimbabwe cricketers

Pakistan`s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi Tuesday led his country in welcoming the Zimbabwe team and praised the visitors` "courage" after they became the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years.

Zimbabwe brings international cricket back to Pakistan
Zimbabwe brings international cricket back to Pakistan

The Zimbabwe cricket team landed in Pakistan in the early hours of Tuesday, becoming the first Test-playing nation to visit the militancy-wracked South Asian country in six years, Lahore airport officials said.

Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast
Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast

Leicestershire have signed Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal as cover for part of this year`s domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday.

Chop and change policy hurting Pakistan cricket: Wasim Akram
Chop and change policy hurting Pakistan cricket: Wasim Akram

Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said the frequent dropping of players instead of disciplining or managing them was hurting Pakistan cricket.

Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq
Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh.

Shahid Afridi rules out going back on ODI retirement
Shahid Afridi rules out going back on ODI retirement

Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has ruled out any chance of making a comeback to One-day International cricket, insisting the new players needed proper time to settle down in the national team.

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era'
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era'

Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week.

Kamran Akmal lashes out at Pakistan cricket team management
Kamran Akmal lashes out at Pakistan cricket team management

Experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal's scathing attack on the Pakistan team management could hurt his chances of making a comeback to international cricket.

It won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in Bangladesh: Rameez Raja
It won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in Bangladesh: Rameez Raja

Pakistan's cricket community welcomed the new squads announced for the series in Bangladesh but former test captain Rameez Raja cautioned the team to expect a tough challenge from the hosts.

Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Umar for a year
Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Umar for a year

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes.

Disciplinary breach will not be tolerated: PCB's Haroon Rasheed
Disciplinary breach will not be tolerated: PCB's Haroon Rasheed

Pakistan's new chief selector Haroon Rasheed hinted that the trio of Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad was not dropped only because of inconsistent performance but also for disciplinary issues.

Saeed Ajmal back in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh tour
Saeed Ajmal back in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh tour

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Friday named in the Pakistan cricket team for all three formats for the tour of Bangladesh starting April 17.

Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal behaviour in World Cup report to PCB
Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal behaviour in World Cup report to PCB

Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez.

Pakistan pin hopes on struggling next generation
Pakistan pin hopes on struggling next generation

Pakistan will pin their hopes on the next generation after their World Cup campaign ended with a quarter-final exit to Australia but with departing skipper Misbah-ul-Haq warning the team is not up to international scratch.

Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss
Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss

The reactions from former players to Pakistan's defeat to Australia in the cricket World Cup quarterfinals was a mixed one with some of them blaming captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their failed campaign.

Australia vs Pakistan: Brad Haddin attempts to cheat by knocking off Umar Akmal's bails
Australia vs Pakistan: Brad Haddin attempts to cheat by knocking off Umar Akmal's bails

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin was involved in a controversy on Friday when he knocked off Pakistani Umar Akmal's bails in the 26th over of their innings and appealed for the batsman's dismissal in the cricket World Cup quarter-final here.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq not ready for final farewell
Cricket World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq not ready for final farewell

Defiant Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq refuses to accept that Friday`s World Cup quarter-final against Australia could be his last one-day international.

"Obviously this World Cup and my career are still not over," said Misbah.