Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after his all-round performance put Pakistan in a strong position in the second Test against the West Indies in Saint Kitts.
Ajmal starred first with the bat as he scored 23 in putting on a half-century stand for the tenth wicket with Tanvir Ahmed to push Pakistan up to a score of 272 all out.
18-year-old Barbados opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has been named in the West Indies' 13-man squad for the second and final Test against Pakistan.
Brathwaite comes into the squad at the expense of Devon Smith as the only change made ahead of the match which begins on 20th May in Saint Kitts.
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has challenged his team to build on their 40-run win over Pakistan in the first Test and Guyana and push for a 2-0 series victory.
The second and final match in the series gets underway on 20th May in Saint Kitts and Gibson wants the same level of effort from his squad.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he led his side to a 40-run Test victory over Pakistan in Providence, Guyana.
It was his first win as skipper and he led by example, taking five for 29 on the final day to dismiss Pakistan for 178, having taken two for 16 in the first innings.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy bowled his side to their first Test win in 27 months with a haul of five for 29 as Pakistan were bowled out for 178 in pursuit of 219 to win in Providence.
They had begun the day on 80 for three but an excellent bowling performance from the home side ensured that it was they who took the victory having gone 17 matches since last doing so.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy is in confident mood ahead of the first Test against Pakistan in Providence and believes his side can defend a proud record.
This is Pakistan's seventh tour of the Caribbean and they have yet to secure a Test series victory and Sammy says that his side can win the two-match series.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has taken the unusual step of publishing correspondence between Chris Gayle, Jerome Taylor and medical staff as they stand by their medical perssonel and injury management processes.
Both Gayle and Taylor have come into conflict with the board after suffering injuries and while the board maintains that the players did not follow specific instructions laid down to them, the players have publicly stated their disappointment with the board's behaviour.
The West Indies have named uncapped leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo in their 13-man squad for the opening Test against Pakistan, also naming experienced players Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Marlon Samuels in the squad.
Chanderpaul was not considered for the recent One-Day International series, which Pakistan won 3-2, Sarwan only played the final two matches while Samuels has not played a Test match in April 2008.
West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he scored two half-centuries in two West Indies victories.
He played the starring role as his side came back from 3-0 down to finish the One-Day International series with Pakistan at 3-2 with victories in the final matches in Barbados and Providence.
The two-day tour game between Pakistan and Guyana was drawn in Bourda as the home side reaached 252 for six in reply to 330 for six declared.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq stroked an unbeaten century as his side enjoyed a good day with the bat on day one and he was unbeaten on 101 as Pakistan declared on 330 for seven before Guyana closed on 25 without loss in reply.
Senior Pakistan batsman Younus Khan is to leave the West Indies days ahead of the first Test following the death of his brother Shamshad in Germany.
Press Trust of India reported that Younus, who was rested from the One-Day International series which Pakistan lost 3-2, has been granted leave to return home immediately.
Lendl Simmons cracked a superb unbeaten half-century as the West Indies completed a dominant ten-wicket win over Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International in Providence, Guyana.
Having bowled Pakistan out for 139 in 41.2 overs, they cruised to victory in 23.3 overs to finish the series 3-2 down - having been 3-0 down after the first three matches.
Guyana have named their squad to play Pakistan in a two-day warm-up match from 8th May in Bourda, including experienced pair Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Sarwan was drafted in for the fourth One-Day International in Barbados while Chanderpaul has been overlooked for the one-dayers.
Dwayne Bravo hit Shahid Afridi for a six as the West Indies beat Pakistan in the fourth One-Day International in Barbados by one run on the Duckworth/Lewis method.
With his side chasing a revised target and level with the par score heading into the 30th over and rain coming down, Bravo hit the third ball over midwicket, and, knowing that his side were then ahead, he blocked the remaining two balls that were possible.
Pakistan have handed places in their Test squad to play the West Indies to wicket-keeper Mohammad Salman and all-rounder Hammad Azam.
Both players have impressed in the ongoing One-Day International series and Salman's inclusion means that neither Adnan or Kamran Akmal are included.
Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his performances helped his side go 3-0 up in their five-match One-Day International series in the West Indies.
Pakistan go into the final two matches having already sealed a series win and Misbah was unbeaten in both matches this week in Saint Lucia and Barbados.