ACC Chief Executive Ashraf-ul Haq told that the field umpires didn't report about the incident and as per laws their note of concern was necessary. 'The chapter is now closed for the ACC.'
The council has also informed both the boards about the decision, the CE said.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday expressed disappointment with Bangladesh for considering appealing an incident in the last over of the Asia Cup final which they believe cost them the match.
Bangladesh Saturday said it would appeal to the ACC to review the last over, accusing Pakistani paceman Aizaz Cheema of deliberately blocking batsman Mahmudullah Riyad from taking a second run.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh in a thrilling final on Thursday by two runs to lift the four-nation Asia Cup.
PCB director Intikhab Alam called Bangladesh's stance "disappointing".
It's really sad and disappointing to hear the statement from the BCB official," Alam said.
"It was a thrilling final and everyone praised Bangladesh for their fight and their decision to appeal is just an after thought after the result.
"The fact of the matter is that no match umpire of referee complained about this to Pakistan management and Bangladesh's complain will spoil a wonderful final which everyone enjoyed," said Alam.
BCB said it would seek five penalty runs for deliberate obstruction and a reversal of the result in their favour.
"We have seen video footage of the incident repeatedly. It is clear that Cheema blocked Riyad deliberately," Enayet Hossain Siraj, chairman of the BCB operations committee, told reporters.
"We will lodge a written appeal to the ACC very soon and will also give a copy to the International Cricket Council."
Bangladesh is currently considering an invitation to tour Pakistan for a limited over series next month.
They sent a delegation to assess security arrangements in Pakistan for the tour but said a final decision will only be made by the country's government.
Should Bangladesh go they will be the first Test playing nation to tour Pakistan since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore three years ago.
The attacks, which left eight people dead and seven visiting players and an assistant coach wounded, suspended all international cricket in Pakistan as teams refused to tour the troubled country because of security fears.
ISLAMABAD: Former cricket captain, Wasim Akram said the spot-fixing scandal scared Pakistan cricket, Geo News reported. Akram added that it was time to forget the past and concentrate on the future.
Speaking to the media Akram said Shahid Afridi could play cricket for another three years and he should guide young players and the captain.
Akram said he would help the Pakistani side without being made coach and in his opinion the side should have tried to win the Abu Dhabi test.
CINCINNATI: Roger Federer, playing in his final event before the US Open, surged into the third round of the ATP and WTA hardcourt tournament Tuesday by beating Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets.
The Swiss star, who turned 30 earlier this month, cruised past del Potro 6-3, 7-5 for his first win over the Argentine in their last three matches which included the 2009 US Open final. Federer had won their first six meetings, dating back to Wimbledon in 2007.
"I played some tough matches against him in the past and obviously the US Open final sticks out the most," Federer said. "I told him at the net that it was good to see him back."
Federer hammered 12 aces and won 83 percent of his first-serve points in the 92 minute match on centre court.
Federer said he felt confident but a little nervous going into the second round contest.
"There was a lot of pressure," said Federer, whose only title this season came in Doha in January. "I haven't played much so this was a big match for me.
"I mixed it up well with slices and strong forehands and I was able to retrieve well today."
Del Potro, who upset Federer in five sets in the 2009 US Open final, is climbing back up the rankings after missing much of 2010 with a wrist injury that required surgery.
"We can't compare the 2009 match and this one," del Potro said. "I feel well tonight, but Roger played like No. 1 in the world. He was very confident with his serve."
In the women's tournament French Open champion Li Na also moved smoothly into the third round Tuesday with a straight-set victory over Lucie Safarova.
Li, whose triumph at Roland Garros made her China's first Grand Slam tennis champion, defeated the Czech 6-3, 6-4 to become the first woman to reach the third round.
It was Li's first match win since her second-round exit at Wimbledon, and followed her opening match defeat in Toronto last week.
"I needed some matches for the hard court," said Li, who reached the Australian Open final in January.
"It's always tough, but I was happy I could win the match today," added Li, the fifth seed. "Because I missed a lot, I think I need some matches for me to find the timing on the court."
Fourth-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova, sixth-seeded Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and eighth-seeded Marion Bartoli also swept past their opponents in second-round matches on Tuesday.
All of the top eight seeds, led on the women's side by Caroline Wozniacki and on the men's by Novak Djokovic, have first-round byes.
Sharapova routed qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6-1, 6-3, finishing off the Australian in just 71 minutes.
Sharapova posted just one ace but dominated with her serve winning 57 percent of her second serves and converting six of seven break point chances.
"I thought I played aggressively and felt better than I did last week, definitely," Sharapova said.
Sharapova will face the winner of a match between Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova and Czech Petra Cetkovska in the next round.
In other first-round matches on Tuesday, in-form former world number one Serena Williams - winner of her last two tournaments - held on to beat tenacious Czech Lucie Hradecka 6-3, 7-6 (7/5).
Unseeded Flavia Pennetta upset 12th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, while 13th-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia cruised past Czech Iveta Benesova 6-0, 6-3.
On the men's side, Czech Radek Stepanek - winner of his first title in 2 1/2 years earlier this month when he won the Washington Classic - withstood 21 aces from John Isner to defeat the gargantuan American 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7/4).
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a Wimbledon semi-finalist and the 15th seed, defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4, while Croatia's Ivan Dodig defeated Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to line up a second-round clash with sixth-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils. (AFP)
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will appoint a new manager for the national cricket team and Intikhab Alam has been dropped as the manager for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, According to sources, Naveed Akram Cheema is the frontrunner to replace Alam as team manager. Cheema is currently a member of the PCB governing board.
NOTTINGHAM: England seamer Stuart Broad said his "confidence was back" after taking a hat-trick against India in the second Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
The 25-year-old fast-medium bowler wreaked havoc with the new ball, having India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni caught in the slips, trapping Harbhajan Singh lbw and then clean bowling Praveen Kumar to become only the 12th England bowler in 134 years of Test cricket to take a hat-trick.
He was also the first bowler to achieve the feat against India and the first to do so in a Test at Trent Bridge, the 25-year-old fast-medium bowler's Nottinghamshire home ground.
Broad saw his treble propel him to Test-best figures of six for 46 -- a return that included a stunning spell of five for no wicket in 16 balls.
The final victim in Test cricket's previous hat-trick, achieved by Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle against England in Brisbane in November, Broad had earlier claimed the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar, caught at first slip by Andrew Strauss for 16.
That meant Tendulkar was again left searching for an unprecedented 100th international hundred.
But India still built a lead thanks to Rahul Dravid, whose 117 was his second century in as many Tests after his 103 not out at Lord's.
The advent of the new ball, taken by England as soon as it was available with India on 258 for four, turned the tide with the tourists losing their last six wickets for 21 runs.
"We knew that new-ball period would be a huge hour for us," Broad said. "Strauss asked as at tea if we could raise our intensity during that hour to put some pressure on the Indian batsman.
"Fortunately there was some swing and the edges came our way. We've got ourselves back in this game.
As for his hat-trick, Broad said: "It was something that hasn't particularly sunk in.
"I think it's my third but we are going back to Oakham Schools Under-15s for the last one. It was a nice feeling but it won't mean much if we don't go on and win this Test," Broad, the son of former England opener Chris, said.
Broad's haul came after he top-scored in England's first innings 221 with 64 batting at No 9.
"The confidence is back," said Broad. "I don't think I bowled particularly badly at the start of the year, I just didn't have much luck."
Venkatsai Laxman, the 'other' member of India's celebrated batting trio, made a useful 54 on Saturday.
England though were convinced Laxman was caught behind for 27 and asked for Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf's not out decision to be reviewed.
But the Hotspot technology in use this series detected no edge.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, on social networking site Twitter, then asked: "Has Vaseline on the outside edge of the bat saved Laxman's day?" amidst concerns the substance can 'fool' Hotspot.
However, Broad said: "I think it's just HotSpot, we've found the really faint edges don't show up. It's just one of those.
"I actually had a cheeky feel of his edge when the ball went past, but there was no Vaseline or anything on there."
England closed on 24 for one in their second innings, still 43 runs behind, and Broad added: "It will be a massive day tomorrow.
"We need to bat big and one guy needs to get a big hundred then we are right in the game because bowling last on that wicket could be an advantage for us." (AFP)
BUENOS AIRES: Diego Forlan scored twice and Luis Suarez once as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time.
Suarez put Uruguay ahead in the eighth minute of the final at the Monumental when his low, left-footed shot from the right beat the diving Justo Villar and went in off the far post.
Forlan, the 2010 World Cup's best player, made it 2-0 three minutes before halftime when he ran onto a ball from midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios and blasted left-footed past Villar from the edge of the box.
In a last-minute counter-attack, Forlan made sure of the title with his second goal, steering the ball past Villar and in off the post.
Uruguay now have one more title than hosts Argentina, whom they upset on penalties in the quarter-finals, at the end of a fine 12 months following their fourth place at the 2010 World Cup.
Outgoing champions Brazil, also eliminated in the quarter-finals on penalties by Paraguay, have eight titles. (Reuters)
LAHORE: Pakistan's runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider will appear before the disciplinary committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today (Friday),
In a long awaited hearing Zulqarnain will try to convince the disciplinary committee that his decision to desert the national team in Dubai and flee to London, where he sought asylum, was justified as he was under threat from alleged match-fixers.
According to Zulqarnain, he received the threat during the series against South Africa last year in Dubai after which he left the hotel without informing the team management.
The wicket-keeper only returned to Pakistan in late April after getting assurances of security from interior minister, Rehman Malik.
The PCB, however, has told Zulqarnain to face disciplinary proceedings for violating his central contract.
He said the chairman of the Board, Ijaz Butt had also ignored attempts by Zulqarnain to seek a one-to-one meeting with him.
The board is also upset with Zulqarnain's latest claims in the media that some Pakistani players involved in spot-fixing.
Sources said the disciplinary committee is expected to record statements of some Pakistan players who were in the team that played against South Africa and manager, Intikhab Alam.
BELFAST: Pakistan will be facing Ireland in first One Day match here today with Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of the team.
The weather could hardly be more different to that in the Caribbean as they arrived in Belfast here on Thursday amid cool, breezy conditions.
Meanwhile, the Stormont ground, the venue for both matches, on Saturday and Monday, was too wet on Thursday to allow Ireland to train.
If Pakistan can adapt to the drop in temperatures and not think too longingly of home after more than a month away, they should have enough all-round strength to see off the leading Associate nation. But anything less than a fully committed performance could see them struggling.
Since Ireland knocked Pakistan out of the 2007 World Cup, they have gone from strength to strength, defeating England at this year's edition. And even one victory against Pakistan will consolidate their 10th place ranking in the ODI table, just four places behind the tourists.
Ireland coach Phil Simmons, the former West Indies all-rounder, is hoping for a similar surface to the one served up at Stormint for the ODIs against Bangladesh in July last year.
While Pakistan have a 15-man squad at their disposal, including the return of Umar Gul and Younis Khan, both rested for the five one-dayers in the Caribbean, Ireland will be without the injured Niall O'Brien and George Dockrell.
ISLAMABAD: Shahid Afridi has withdrawn altogether from two One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Ireland for personal reasons, an official said on Tuesday.
The popular all-rounder was last week replaced by Misbah-ul-Haq despite leading Pakistan to the semi-final of the World Cup and a 3-2 one-day series win over the West Indies.
It was seen as apparent punishment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for Afridi's public criticism of coach Waqar Younis for interfering in team selection on the West Indies tour.
"Afridi has informed us that his father has been admitted to hospital for liver treatment and he wants to be with him and would not be available for the two matches in Ireland," PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar told the reporters.
No replacement will be sent for Afridi, said Sarwar.
Pakistan, who levelled a two-match Test series in the West Indies on Monday, will reach Ireland on Wednesday where they will play on May 28 and 30.
Afridi took over as national captain last year but after a heavy defeat against Australia in neutral venue England, he resigned from the Test captaincy.
He continued as one-day captain but developed differences with Waqar during the World Cup, where Pakistan lost in the semi-final to India who eventually won the title in April.
"Everyone should do his job and should be accountable for his duties," Afridi said, criticising the coach, on his return from the West Indies after the one-day series.
But when asked about his differences with Waqar, Shahid replied: "They are not at a stage where they cannot be resolved."
The PCB took strong note of the public criticism and admonished Afridi for violating the players' code of conduct for airing team affairs in the media. (AFP)Click to add text, images, and other content
PROVIDENCE, Guyana: Captain Darren Sammy led his team to their first Test win in more than two years on Sunday, taking five wickets as West Indies beat Pakistan by 40 runs after lunch on the fourth day.
The victory ended a dreadful run of form for West Indies, who had not won in 17 Tests dating back to February 2009.
Chasing 219 in their second innings for victory, Pakistan collapsed to be all out for 178 in just 73 overs after they had resumed on 80-3.
Sammy, who has been under fire in the Caribbean, ripped through the Pakistan middle and lower order, finishing with figures of 5-29.
Ravi Rampaul also took advantage of the difficult batting surface to take 4-48 as West Indies cleaned up the last six Pakistan wickets for 43 runs in a low-scoring match where only one player managed to make a half-century.
West Indies made an early breakthrough when Rampaul clean bowled Asad Shafiq for 42, ending a partnership that had pulled Pakistan back from the dreadful start on Saturday evening.
Misbah-ul-Haq continued with Umar Akmal, putting on a 52 run stand that promised to turn the match decisively in Pakistan's favour.
But Sammy brought himself into the attack and removed Misbah-ul-haq lbw for 52 before trapping Mohammad Salman in a similar manner to complete a double wicket maiden that turned the game.
After lunch the wickets tumbled with Sammy and Rampaul taking full advantage of a surface that offered plenty of movement.
There were a total of 20 lbw dismissals in the match, a record number for a Test.
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken the notice of Shahid Afridi's statements blaming coach Waqar Younus of interfering in his work.
The PCB regarded Afridi's statements as violation of code of conduct and hinted action after the tour report.
On his return Sunday morning after one-day series against West Indies Captain Shahid Afridi said some people interfere in his work, which is displeasing.
The national team captain said that he would soon be meeting the PCB Chairman.
When queried about his differences with Waqar Yunus, he confirmed this in a low voice that something is definitely wrong in the team affairs.
SIALKOT: Police said Wednesday that arrested bookmakers had confessed to being behind death threats to former national wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider.
The 25-year-old abandoned the team in Dubai last November and fled to London, saying he had received death threats from bookies who wanted him to fix a match.
Haider said he was retiring from international cricket and applied for political asylum in Britain, but returned home on Monday after the government gave assurances about his safety and that of his family.
"We have arrested eight bookies and some of them have revealed they were behind threats to Haider," police official Nasir Qureshi said from Sialkot.
"We have confiscated their data which has a number of international contacts and the investigation is still on."
Qureshi said an official press conference could be called on Thursday.
"We have found a number of satellite telephones and diaries which have international contacts and we hope to get further details in the next 24 hours," he added.
Haider last week announced that he was prepared to revoke his application for asylum and return to resume his career after meeting Interior Minister Rehman Malik in London.
On his return Haider said he had not yet decided on his future.
"I am happy to return and have got the kind of security promised to me. They have given me superb accommodation," said Haider.
"There were some reasons when I left the team and went to Britain. I will spend some time with my family and haven't decided on my playing future."
On Monday, Malik said Haider had revealed some important details but refused to share them with the media.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Haider had not made contact and only when he does, would a fact-finding committee take up the matter.
The committee, formed last year, found no clear motive behind Haider's disappearance but termed him "mentally ill". (AFP)
GROS ISLET: Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck his second one-day international hundred to anchor Pakistan to a confident seven-wicket victory over West Indies on Monday.
Shehzad hit seven fours and one six in his 102 from 148 balls as Pakistan successfully chased 221 for victory in the second ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Umar Akmal carried the visitors over the threshold with 12 balls remaining when he lofted a delivery from Dwayne Bravo to long-off for the final boundary of the match.
The result means that Pakistan take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the first game by eight wickets on Saturday at the same ground.
Pakistan have now won their last seven ODIs against West Indies, a sequence spread over the last four years.
"We made a plan at our team meeting and our guys stuck to it and that was good," said Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.
"Shehzad is a very talented guy and he showed that he is capable of performing. He took his time, but chasing a small total, he could afford to do that and we won the game.
"I think our bowlers are doing a great job, and the fielding has improved because it is a very important area for us. Our batting has shown responsibility and we hope to maintain this discipline right throughout the series."
The visitors' spin bowling trio of Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Afridi had dominated on another docile pitch.
After Pakistan chose to field, West Indies were dismissed for 220 in their 50 overs - one less than the total they made in the first ODI.
Ajmal, Hafeez and Afridi shared six wickets for 102 runs in 30 overs between them, and only West Indies opener Lendl Simmons looked close to getting on top of them, leading the way with 51 from 48 balls, which included four fours and two sixes.
"We didn't make use of the key moments in the match," said West Indies captain Darren Sammy.
"We could have tried to squeeze their batsmen more and when we batted we got a good start, but did not capitalise on it.
"The spinners continue to bog us down, and we could have got a lot more on the board. It seems that whatever approach we have taken, we seem only able to get the same kind of total on the board. We have a lot more work to do."
Shehzad shared three successive half-century partnerships with Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq and Misbah-ul-Haq that put Pakistan firmly on course for their victory.
He glanced a delivery in the 44th over from Dwayne Bravo to deep fine leg for a single to reach his milestone from 143 balls.
"We tried to keep wickets in hand. It was not a huge total so I knew that I had to control my stroke-play and not get carried away," said Shehzad.
He was fortunate on 30 when he came close to being run out after pulling a delivery from Bravo to mid-wicket and Hafeez turned down the chance of going for a single.
Sammy fired his throw from mid-wicket wide of the stumps and the opener was able to regain his ground.
By the time he became the second wicket for leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo in the 46th over, Pakistan required just 30 from the final 28 deliveries which came with little trouble.
The third and fourth matches of the series will be played on Thursday and Monday at Kensington Oval in Barbados, with the final game coming three days later at the Guyana National Stadium.
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: Pakistan lost the only Twenty20 International by seven runs in an exciting finish here at the Beausejour Stadium on Thursday.
Chasing a modest target of 151 runs, they made 143 runs for nine wickets in the first ever T20I between the two countries.
For Pakistan, no batsman except Umar Akmal (41) and Asad Shafiq (25) could resist against accurate bowling by the West Indians as leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo claimed four wickets for 17 runs and fast-medium bowler Ravi Rampaul took three for 31.
West Indies picked a youthful team for the one-off game and the upcoming ODI series, having dropped experienced batsmen Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
One of the young faces, opening batsman Lendl Simmons got West Indies off to a great start with a lively 65 off 44 balls and left-hander Darren Bravo struck 42 off 33 as the Caribbean side brought up their 100 in the 13th over.
But, as so often, Darren Sammy's side failed to build on their good foundation and ended up falling short of a really strong total, with just two other players making double figures.
Pakistan lost both their openers, Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez, early but Umar Akmal's 41 from 60 balls put them in with a chance.
Bishoo, who caught the eye of West Indies selectors with his performances in regional Twenty20 cricket, then showed his value in the shortest form of the game with some astute bowling.
The vital breakthrough came when Sammmy made a fine catch at extra-cover off Bishoo, to dismiss skipper Shahid Afridi (12) and break up what was a potentially match winning partnership.
Sammy then ran out Mohammand Salman and when Marlon Samuels caught Umar at deep midwicket off Ravi Rampaul, Pakistan were in trouble at 109-7.
But some loose bowling and some spirited resistance from Saeed Ajmal (21 not out) at the end gave the tourists a glimmer of hope and the last pair needed 14 from the final over.
Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell kept his composure, after a no-ball with his first delivery of the over, and the West Indies had cause for celebration at the start of their home campaigns which also includes two Tests with Pakistan in May and three against India in June.
CASTRIES: Mohammad Hafeez retired out on 101 to lay the foundation for a 68-run victory for Pakistan in the opening match of their Caribbean tour against the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI on Monday.
The stand-in Pakistan captain struck 10 fours and two sixes from 93 balls to lead the visitors to 287 for seven from 50 overs, after they chose to bat in the one-day practice match at the Mindoo Phillip Park in the St. Lucia capital.
Left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman then captured four for 27 from his 10 overs, as the VC XI were restricted to 219 for eight in their turn at the crease.
This was the only match practice for the Pakistanis before they face West Indies in a Twenty20 International on Thursday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in the coastal town of Gros-Islet about four miles outside of the capital.
Hafeez enjoyed a slice of good fortune, when Keron Cottoy dropped him at backward point off West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards in the day's first over.
He went on to share an opening stand of 77 with Taufeeq Umar, and added 130 for the second wicket with Ahmed Shehzad before he gave another teammate a chance in the middle.
Umar Akmal supported with a boundary-studded 57, Shehzad scored 49, and Taufeeq made 44.
Carlos Brathwaite was the most successful VC XI bowler with three for 38 from 10 overs, and leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner finished with two for 25 from four overs.
The VC XI ran into trouble on 75 for three before Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies vice-captain, and Bonner put them back on course.
Bravo, playing his first match since injuring his knee and being forced to return home from the recent World Cup, led the way with 63 that included four fours and two sixes, and Bonner added 43.
Rehman however, claimed them both, and scalped two more wickets to swing the balance of power decisively Pakistan's way.
The Pakistanis also contest five One-day Internationals and two Tests against West Indies on their six-week trip.
Pakistan - 287 for seven off 50 overs: (Mohammad Hafeez 101 retired, Umar Akmal 57 not out, Ahmed Shehzad 49, Taufeeq Umar 44; Carlos Brathwaite 3-38, Nkrumah Bonner 2-25)
UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI - 219 for eight off 50 overs: (Dwayne Bravo 63, Nkrumah Bonner 43, Miles Bascombe 26, Kevin McClean 23 not out; Abdur Rehman 4-27) (AFP)
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team has left for West Indies from Lahore after completing the training camp.
Talking to media before departure at Allama Iqbal airport, team manager Intikhab Alam said, "I am hopeful with young cricketers, they will perform well and InshAllah would help to win the series against West Indies."
He said that young players have a golden chance to get experience and to show their performance.
National cricket team would play a T-20 and a series of one-day international matches under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi, while two test matches under the captaincy of Misbah-Ul-Haq.
National cricket team will start the tour of West Indies with a practice match. The practice match between Pakistan and West Indies teams will begin on 18 April.
The tour would formally start from April 21 from a T-20 match.
LIVERPOOL: Record signing Andy Carroll delivered a blow to Manchester City's Champions League ambitions as Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 victory over Roberto Mancini's side at Anfield on Monday.
Carroll helped himself to his first two goals in a Liverpool shirt since joining from Newcastle for #35 million in the January transfer window.
Dirk Kuyt also netted on a torrid night for City, who lost captain Carlos Tevez to a suspected hamstring injury ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with neighbours Manchester United at Wembley.
Mancini's expensively-assembled side has now failed to win any of their last six Premier League away games and remain fourth in the table.
The Italian is under pressure to qualify for next season's Champions League.
But City are only three points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham, who they entertain on May 10, while their London rivals also have a game in hand as the season reaches a thrilling climax.
It was hard to believe judging by their first half performance, but City had arrived at Anfield boasting more clean sheets than any other team in the Premier League.
Yet hopes of a 15th were undone by a shambolic first half defensive display as Liverpool laid the foundations for a seventh win in 12 league matches under Kenny Dalglish with a dominant first half display.
Five-nil winners over Sunderland in their previous game, City were given a taste of their own medicine as they found themselves 3-0 down by half time.
City had already been handed a seventh minute warning of Liverpool's rampant mood by Luis Suarez, the Uruguay forward's powerful low shot striking the post after the faintest of touches by keeper Joe Hart.
But Hart was unable to keep out England team-mate Carroll's majestic finish six minutes later.
It came after Tevez had originally lost possession, Raul Meireles' ambitious long-range effort cannoning off Vincent Kompany straight to Carroll, whose left-foot 25-yard finish flew past Hart into the net.
The joy on Carroll's face told its own story. Having arrived at Liverpool injured, the expensive signing has endured a long and frustrating battle to get fit. But this was pay back time.
A City victory would have taken them above Chelsea into third place and left confidence sky high ahead of next weekend's FA Cup semi-final.
But their evening went from bad to worse.
No sooner had they fallen behind than Tevez threw off the captain's armband after damaging his hamstring before disappearing down the tunnel.
Then Mancini saw his players capitulate as City went from one goal down to trail 3-0 in the space of 60 seconds.
Soon after Fabio Aurelio had been fortunate to escape a red card after an ugly two-footed challenge on Adam Johnson, Liverpool doubled their lead in the 34th minute through Kuyt's well-executed low finish just inside the area.
The inquest was still going on in the City defence when Carroll got the better of Aleksandar Kolarov to head Meireles' cross beyond Hart.
The only positive for the lacklustre visitors in the second half was that they did not concede any more.
In fact, Yaya Toure forced a fine 82nd minute save from Pepe Reina but City's dismal game was summed up when substitute Mario Balotelli, a replacement for Tevez, was subbed himself in the closing minutes.
This was an impressive performance by Liverpool, who gave a debut to 18-year-old right-back John Flanagan.
The win lifts them to within five points of fifth-placed Tottenham and keeps alive their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League.
LAHORE: Pakistani selectors on Wednesday dropped faltering wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal from the one-day and Twenty20 squad for this month's tour of the West Indies and rested senior players.
The 29-year-old was criticised for dropping crucial catches during the World Cup, where Pakistan lost in the semi-finals to arch rival and host India.
"We have given Kamran Akmal a break because his wicketkeeping was not up to the mark during the World Cup," chief selector Mohsin Khan said.
Mohammad Salman, 29, will keep wicket in the Twenty20 and one-day matches.
Pakistan will play a Twenty20 international, five one-day games and two Tests on the month-long tour, starting from April 18.
One-day skipper Shahid Afridi had hinted that senior players would be rested to give younger team members a chance, prompting Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq and Umar Gul -- all part of the World Cup squad -- to be left out.
Afridi will not be part of the Test team after retiring from the longer version of the game last year.
Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Pakistan in the Tests, for which a squad will be announced later.
Squad (T20 and one-day): Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Taufiq Umar, Usman Salahuddin, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Tanvir Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam, Aizaz Cheema, Mohammad Salman.
KARACHI: Pakistan's limited overs cricket captain Shahid Afridi has made himself available for the tour of West Indies after previously opting for a break.
"Earlier I had decided to skip the tour because I wanted to take a well deserved rest from the game, but some former players and my family and friends told me to change my decision at this crucial time for Pakistan cricket," Afridi said on Monday.
Afridi, 31, who has played 320 one-day internationals, led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the recent World Cup where they lost to eventual winners India.
The seasoned all-rounder, who finished with 21 wickets in the tournament, said he wanted a break from cricket but the upcoming tour was an ideal opportunity to groom two or three new players.
"That is why I want to be part of the team on the coming tour and carry on the momentum we got from the World Cup," he said.
Afridi revealed the morale of the players was boosted by the warm welcome they received on returning from the World Cup hosted in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
"It is an indication that Pakistan cricket is on the right track and on the coming tours to West Indies and Zimbabwe we can form an ideal one-day combination," he added.
The Pakistan team will play a Twenty20 match against West Indies on April 21, then five ODIs and two tests.
Indications from the national selectors suggest they plan to rest some of the senior players for the limited over matches in the Caribbean and try out new players who have performed well in domestic cricket. (Reuters)
KARACHI: Skipper national cricket team Shahid Khan Afridi said that he was thankful to entire nation from the bottom of his heart upon the high support extended to team from nation,
He vowed to display a good show on continuous basis on the condition of this support from nation which team is enjoying at this point of time.
“Players, hailing from all four provinces, were playing in the squad,” Afridi highlighted, detailing further that players’ goal was to play with unity and that, according to him, helped players reached semifinal of the mega event.
“We were the only team that forced India to get out at that low total,” Afridi mentioned lamenting that his side’s batting failed to click when needed the most.
He said that senior players should be dropped from West Indies tour to give them a rest.
“I have yet to decide on West Indies tour,” he added.