It has emerged that South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell was the victim of an abusive anonymous phonecall over the weekend, with the Dhaka hotel erroneously letting a call go through to the player's room ahead of the first T20.
Sri Lanka will not be able to call on veteran spinner Rangana Herath during their ODI series against Pakistan later this month, as he has been left out of the 15-man squad.
The Proteas have the opportunity to claim another prized series win away from home when they take on Bangladesh in the second T20 International at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Supreme efforts from Pakistan centurions Shan Masood and Younis Khan saw a complete turn-around in fortunes come stumps on day four of the third Test in Pallekele, with Sri Lanka needing to defend 147 more runs and take eight wickets on the last day.
When one is offered five minutes to chat with West Indies legend Brian Lara, you take it immediately and say thank you, even if he's on a scratchy phone line from St Kitts.