Ireland coach Phil Simmons has refused to let some late injury setback dampen his mood ahead of the training tour to Australia, saying younger players will now get a chance to shine.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the ODI series against Pakistan, but says he is working hard to be ready for the Tests, and has changed his fitness regime accordingly.
The Pakistan Cricket Board have defended the timing of their new domestic T20 competition, saying the event gives the Pakistan players enough time to prepare for the UAE series against Australia next month.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim knows his head could be on the chopping block after a dismal tour to the West Indies, but says he can't quit the job when the team is in a bad patch.
Australia will be without veteran all-rounder Shane Watson for the tour to the UAE to face Pakistan next month, as he has not recovered from a calf injury, and will be replaced by Ben Hilfenhaus.