Former Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has applauded the decision of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq to drop Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the 35-man squad for a training camp in Abbottabad ahead of England tour.
Former England pace spearhead Darren Gough is backing Yorkshire to win a third consecutive County Championship Division One title later this summer, but expects them to be be pushed hard by their rivals.
Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.
Bessborough won their first competitive fixture of the 2016 campaign at the second time of asking as they comfortably beat Harrow Town in the first round of the Middlesex County Knockout Cup on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for a code of conduct breach while Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their encounter in the Indian Premier League on Monday.