Shahid Afridi's autobiography "Game Changer" has ruffled a lot of feathers in the cricketing fraternity.
Pakistan opener Imran Farhat, who played 40 Tests, announced his retirement from international cricket in order to play the Masters Champions League.
Adnan Akmal suffered two fractures on the second finger of his left hand while taking a low catch against Sri Lanka. This is Pakistan's second loss after pacer Umar Gul was advised to return home to complete recovery frm his knee operation.
Adnan Akmal was injured when he caught Sri Lankan opening batsman Kaushal Silva's shot in the last over of the third day of the first test on Thursday. Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement that Sarfraz Ahmed has been flown in for the remaining two Tests in the series.
Peterson, while batting, was pushed by Akmal while trying to pick up a bail. Peterson reacted by pushing back the Pakistani wicketkeeper.
Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit a brilliant hundred in the two-day match against hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, providing a batting boost ahead of the forthcoming two-Test series with South Africa.
The 23-year-old suffered a back injury while playing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, an annual Twenty20 tournament.
The 31-year-old Farhat has failed to cement his place in the Pakistan team in a turbulent 13-year career and has often been criticised for lack of consistency.
All-rounder Shahid Afridi has returned to the Pakistan squad for its upcoming tour of West Indies while former captain Shoaib Malik, wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and opener Imran Farhat have been axed.
The PCB is presently functioning without a chairman as the Islamabad high court has stopped Zaka Ashraf from working in this post following a constitutional writ petition against his elections in May.
The source explained that a new thought process was that players who do well should be rewarded accordingly while those who don't perform upto expectations should get a lesser pay package regardless of their seniority.
Sarfraz Nawaz and Rashid Latif targeted opening batsman Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malik as the prime culprits for Pakistan's two below par totals against the West Indies and South Africa.
AB de Villiers, Misbah-ul-Haq and Imran Farhat hogged the limelight while Hashim Amla, for once, made news for the wrong reason.
Misbah and opening batsman Farhat shared a 153-run fourth wicket partnership after Pakistan had been struggling at 33 for three after 11 overs.
The left-handed Jamshed, who also hit two back-to-back hundreds in the ODI series in India, will make his Test debut on Friday although he won his Pakistan cap in a ODI way back in 2008.
Sources close to the selectors have said that there was no consensus between the national selection committee and Test captain Misbah.
Surprisingly, none of the three Akmal brothers - Kamran, Umar and Adnan - are part of the Test squad and no selector was available to say why.
Pakistan wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal is in doubt for the remainder of the third and final test against Sri Lanka with a hairline fracture to his left ring finger.