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Pakistan recall Akhtar for England ODIs

August 24, 2010 18:54 IST

Former captain Younis Khan was again ignored by Pakistani selectors but fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was recalled to the 16-man squad for next month's one day series against England.

Although Younis had an indefinite ban for ill-discipline overturned earlier this year, chief selector Mohsin Khan said the board has not yet cleared him for selection.

"We can only select a player who is cleared by the board and who is 100 percent fit, both are issues with Younis," he said.

Pakistan will play two Twenty20 matches and five One-Day Internationals in England from September 5.

Squad: Shahid Afridi (captain), Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Azhar Ali, Muhammad Yousuf, Muhammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Asif, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Akhtar and Saeed Ajmal.

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