Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is to miss the Test series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates after failing to gain clearance to enter the UAE.
"PCB did not give clearance to Kaneria so now I will meet the Test captain (Misbah-ul-Haq) and coach (Waqar Younis) to decide whether they need a replacement or not," chief selector Mohsin Khan told news agency AFP.
Kaneria had been named in the Test squad despite having been dropped during the tour of England and with Taufeeq Umar, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Sami and Azhar Ali, was expected to join up with his team-mates who are already in Dubai for the One-Day International series against South Africa.
"I was ready to leave for Dubai but was suddenly told that I was not given clearance and that they (PCB official) will call me on Sunday and let me know the reason," Kaneria was quoted as saying by local media.
Kaneria has played 61 Tests for Pakistan, taking 261 wickets during that time.
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