Shoaib dropped for Bangladesh tourMarch 4th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.4 (ANI): Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has not been included in the Pakistan cricket team for the tour of Bangladesh that gets underway from the next week.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a 16 member squad for the forthcoming Bangladesh tour. According to sources, the selection committee did not consider Akhtar for the selection, as he was not hundred percent fit.
Akhtar last played for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the home one-day series. But his lacklustere performance in the first game saw him being dropped from the playing eleven.
Pakistan would be playing five one-day internationals and two Twenty-20 games on the tour.
Fixtures: March 7 - Departure from Karachi, March 10 - Ist Twenty20 in Dhaka, March 12 - Second Twenty20 in Dhaka, March 13 - Ist one-day international in Dhaka, March 15 - Second one-day international in Dhaka, March 17 - Third one-day international in Dhaka , March 20 - Fourth one-day international in Chittagong and March 22 - Fifth one-day international in Chittagong.
Pak team: Younus Khan (capt), Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shahzad, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanver, Mohammad Aamir, Yasir Arafat, Yasir Shah, Rao Iftikhar, Sarfraz Ahmed. (ANI)
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