Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Afridi to play county cricket to stage Pakistan comeback



LAHORE: Former Twenty20 captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced that he would play county cricket in England this season in a bid to prove his form and fitness.

Afridi’s remarks came shortly after he along with Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal were axed from a 35-member fitness and training camp announced by Chief Selector Inzimam ul Haq for Pakistan’s tour of England.

The three senior players are unlikely to be named in the England squad, Haq told a news conference in Lahore.

While Shehzad and Akmal were dropped on disciplinary ground, Afridi was overlooked for his poor form.

“Our selection committee is totally independent,” added Inzimam.

Reacting to his omission on social media, Afridi said he is going to play county cricket this season and will try to prove his fitness and form and make a comeback.

“Appreciate the approach by selection committee. Happy that youngsters are getting a chance,” Afridi tweeted

Fitness test will be held from 8-12 May 2016 at National Cricket Academy in Lahore while the training camp will take place at Kakul in Abbottabad from May 14 to June 4, 2016.

Pakistan team squad for camp

Muhammad Hafeez*, Sami Aslam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Younis Khan, Misbah Ul Haq, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail*, Khalid Latif, Fawad Alam, Akbar Ur Rahman, Asif Zakir, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali*, Imran Khan, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Adnan Akmal, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Muhammad Ashgar, Imad Wasim*, Bilal Asif and Zohaib Khan

Pakistan A team squad

Fakhir Zaman, Jahid Ali, Muhammad Waqas, Zain Abbas, Israrullah, Umar Amin, Abdul Rehman Muzammil, Saud Shakil, Abid Ali, Umer Siddiq, Muhammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Aamir Yamin, Muhammad Abbas, Azizullah, Mir Hamza, Ahmed Jamal, Zia ul Haq, Ammad Butt, Saifullah Bangash, M. Hassan, Osama Mir, Shahdab khan, Hayatullah and Zafar Gohar

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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