Pakistan ring the changes

BBC :: Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram have been dropped in a purge of the Pakistan squad following their failure at the World Cup. The others are batsmen Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar, all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Azhar Mahmood and spin bowler Saqlain Mushtaq. Former skipper Waqar Younis is also among the eight senior players left out of the squad for next month’s Sharjah Cup competition.