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Pakistan drops Shehzad, Akmal on disciplinary grounds

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan dropped Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds on Monday for the series against England. (MORE)

Australia captain Smith to return from India to rest wrist

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Steve Smith is set to return from India for treatment on his injured right wrist ahead of Australia's tour to the West Indies. (MORE)

Aussie players association wants to limit day-night tests

SYDNEY (AP) Cricket Australia's plan to stage two day-night tests next season hit another hitch Friday when the players' association sought a limit of one. (MORE)

Former SA paceman Donald to join Australia's coaching ranks

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Former South Africa paceman Allan Donald has agreed to a short-term deal to replace Craig McDermott as Australia's bowling coach. (MORE)

Kane Williamson confirmed as New Zealand test captain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Leading batsman Kane Williamson has been confirmed as New Zealand's 29th test cricket captain. (MORE)

Sri Lanka includes Silva in test squad to England

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka on Wednesday included Kaushal Silva in a 17-member squad for a three-match test series in England, a day after he was discharged from hospital after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. (MORE)

PCB accepts Younis' apology after arguing with umpires

ISLAMABAD (AP) The Pakistan Cricket Board accepted an apology from Younis Khan on Wednesday for breaching the code of conduct during a domestic one-day competition, clearing him to play if his team makes it to next Sunday's final. (MORE)

John Hastings ruled out of Australia team for Windies tour

SYDNEY (AP) Fast bowler John Hastings has been ruled out of Australia's tour to the West Indies after surgery on an ankle injury suffered while playing in the Indian Premier League. (MORE)

PCB disallows Younis from rejoining club in domestic comp

ISLAMABAD (AP) Test batsman Younis Khan was prevented from rejoining his club side in a one-day competition by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday because he argued with umpires and refused to attend a hearing in which he was fined. (MORE)

Silva discharged from hospital, to resume practice soon

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka test opener Kaushal Silva was discharged from hospital and told he's fully healthy on Tuesday two days after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball. (MORE)