Unfit Pakistan pacer Cheema ruled out of Windies tour

April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, April 7(ANI): Uncapped Pakistan pace bowler Aizaz Cheema has been ruled out of the upcoming West Indies tour owing to fitness problems.

Cheema, who is reportedly dogged by a thigh injury, had to undergo a fitness test just a day after he had been named in the 16-member squad for the limited-overs series against the Windies.

“He has been declared unfit for cricket activities by the board’s doctors and has been replaced by Sadaf Hussain,” Samaa TV quoted a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman, as saying on Thursday.

Left-arm pacer Sadaf, 21, was the top wicket-taker in the recently concluded domestic season with 64 wickets, and has taken 90 wickets in just 18 first class games.

The Pakistan selectors have included four uncapped players in a bid to inject fresh talent in the team for the Carribean tour.

The squad includes five players yet to play for the senior team- wicketkeeper Mohammad Salman, batsman Usman Salahuddin, allrounder Hammad Azam and pacers Sadaf and Junaid Khan. (ANI)

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