Pakistan Drop Shehzad, Akmal on Disciplinary Grounds

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s first big team selection.

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Ahmed Shehzad in action during a WT20 match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on March 16, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

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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