Australia have displaced India from the top spot in ICC test rankings & also clinched the top spot in the t20 version for the first time. England retained their number one standing in the odi version. New Zealand have taken the second spot in tests pushing India to 3rd position. South Africa have slipped to the sixth place.
Pakistan’s talented cricketer, Umar Akmal has been banned for 3 years from all cricket, after he failed to report about being approached by persons to fix matches in the Pakistan super league. Akmal has been guilty previously of indiscipline under the stewardship of coach Mickey Arthur, has been involved in some controversy or the other. A wonderful talent, that has failed to blossom & finally landing into a hole with his actions. Akmal is already 33 & now making a comeback after that seems a distinct impossibility. Akmal’s career is nipped. Akmal obviously was guilty, as he accepted it without even appealing against it.