Pakistan Drop Shehzad, Akmal on Disciplinary Grounds
Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s first big team selection.
Pakistan has dropped Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds for the series against England.
Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq says he read a report from previous coach Waqar Younis and also met with all the stakeholders of the national team before making the decision.
Inzamam announced a squad of 35 players, whose fitness will be assessed at Lahore next week before a three-week camp in Abbottabad from May 14-June 4 to finalize the squad for the tour of England.
The selection committee has also rested Shahid Afridi and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for a one-off T20 against England with Inzamam saying he would prefer younger players in the shortest format.
Pakistan will play four test matches, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 against England, starting from July 14.
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