Pakistan are in the spotlight again over betting allegations. We look at their turbulent cricket history.
Last Updated: 29/08/10 9:41pm
Pakistan are back in the spotlight after allegations against several members of their team.
Here, we look at Pakistan's recent turbulent cricket history...
Forfeited Test - August 20, 2006
Angered after being accused of ball-tampering and penalised five runs by umpire Darrell Hair, Pakistan forfeited the fourth Test against England at The Oval after refusing to take the field in the evening session on day four in protest.
Lahore terror attack - March 3, 2009
Gunmen opened fire on the touring Sri Lanka team in Lahore, killing six security men and two civilians and injuring five players and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza. The repercussions saw Pakistan blocked from hosting World Cup matches and the Champions Trophy, with international cricket of any form yet to return to the country.
Tour of Australia - 2009-2010
Pakistan lost every match - three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 game - during an abject tour which prompted investigations by the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit and the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Attention focused in particular on the second Test in Sydney, when Australia were bowled out for 127 in their first innings and were just 49 runs ahead with two second-innings wickets remaining. But Michael Hussey made 134 not out, putting on 123 for the ninth wicket with tail-ender Peter Siddle to set Pakistan 176 to win - and they were rolled over for 139.
The PCB enquiry saw Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan banned indefinitely, Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan for a year and Shahid Afridi and the Akmal brothers, Umar and Kamran, fined and placed on probation for six months.
Afridi quits - July 16, 2010
Having made himself available for Test action on May 22, following a self-imposed four-year exile, Shahid Afridi was named as national team captain in all formats just three days later.
His reign in Tests would last just one game, though, as his poor personal performance in the first MCC Spirit of Cricket Test against Australia, a 150-run defeat on the neutral English turf of Headingley, prompted him to again retire from the five-day arena. Salman Butt was appointed as his successor the following day and led his side to victory in the second Test, with Australia bowled out for 88 in their first innings.
Squad upheaval - August 1, 2010
The first Test against England brought a 354-run defeat at Trent Bridge, and the team management responded in dramatic fashion by ending Yousuf's ban and also ditching spinner Danish Kaneria - who returned match figures of one for 171 - from the squad altogether to be replaced by teenage left-armer Raza Hasan.
Brief respite - August 17, 2010
England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke announced a rare shaft of light, with an ICC World XI confirmed to play in Pakistan.
Spot-fixing allegations - August 28, 2010
The News of the World newspaper allege several members of the team were involved in 'spot-fixing' activities during the fourth Test against England at Lord's. A 35-year-old man - not a member of the team - was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.