The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), taking a new approach to getting their players ready for the ICC World Cup 2015, have fined 12 cricketers for failing to achieve the required fitness level as per their contracts.
Shahid Afridi was the only player to pass 50 in either match and takes this week's award. His innings of 52 not out from 33 balls in yesterday's second Twenty20 International was the main contribution to the visitors' ultimately match-winning first innings total of 122 for six, while his two wickets with the ball ensured Sri Lanka never came close to chasing it down.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has reportedly made himself available to play One-Day International cricket once again.
The 31-year-old declared himself retired from all international cricket following a tour of the West Indies when he was dropped as captain following disagreements with then coach Waqar Younis.
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is set to feature for Hampshire in their Friends Life t20 quarter-final, the club has confirmed.
Afridi missed the final match of the group stage of the competition following the death of his father but has since expressed his intention to play for the Royals once again.
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced he has retired from international cricket following a dispute with coach Waqar Younis.
It is the latest in a long list of crises to have hit the Pakistan team, from Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif being handed lengthy bans for spot fixing to Afridi being admonished for speaking out against Younis during the recent tour of the West Indies.
31-year-old Pakistan hard-hitting all-rounder Shahid Afridi has withdrawn from the upcoming two-match One-Day International series in Ireland to be with his ill father.
Afridi had been replaced by Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the matches, on 28th and 30th May in Clontarf, but had nevertheless been named in the squad.