Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan to join ODI squad
Friday, 03 Sep, 2010
KARACHI: Pakistan have called up batsman Asad Shafiq and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan to replace the suspended players Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt.
“The PCB chairman (Ijaz Butt) approved the names of the two players on the request of the team management and selection committee,” a PCB statement said on Friday.
“Both the players are currently playing with the Pakistan A team in Sri Lanka and will now join the senior team by next week,” a Pakistan Cricket Board official said.
Tall left arm pacer Irfan has yet to play for the senior team while batsman Shafiq made his one-day international debut in the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka in June.
Pakistan test captain Butt and opening bowlers Amir and Asif face possible life bans after they were charged on Thursday under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption code.
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Well, all the turmoil over spotfixing aside, it'll be exciting to see how MI performs in English conditions. Hope he doesn't turn out to be a damp squib ala Sami and Wahab Riaz.