Iftikhar Ahmed to be called back
LAHORE–November 20, 2015: Subsequent to his being cleared by the inquiry initiated by the PCB’s security and vigilance department with regard to media reports of an incident in Hyderabad, Umar Akmal has been inducted in the T20Is squad against England.
The series commences on November 26 at the Dubai International Stadium, followed by the second game at the same venue on Nov. 27 and Sharjah on Nov. 30,
Meanwhile, Iftikhar Ahmed has been called back to make way for Umar Akmal.
Chief Selector Haroon Rashid Quotes:
“Umar Akmal had been part of the original squad picked up by the selection committee, but he was subsequently held back on instructions from the Board, as he had been issued with a show cause notice for bringing PCB and Pakistan Cricket into disrepute.
“Now that he has been cleared after an inquiry into the Hyderabad incident, he has been included in the squad with Iftikhar Ahmed being called back”.