Pakistan Delays Naming Of World Cup Squad
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has delayed the naming of its preliminary squad for the 2011 World Cup after the International Cricket Council (ICC) allowed them until 5th January to do so.
“A meeting of selection committee was held today at PCB headquarters in which the squads for The ODI series in New Zealand and names of 30 probables for the upcoming ICC World Cup came under discussion,” a PCB statement said.
“A meeting of integrity committee was also held (with) Mr. Ijaz Butt in the chair. Other members of integrity committee — Mr. Subhan Ahmad (COO), Justice (Retired) Jamshed Ali, Mr. Mohsin Hasan Khan (chief selector), Mr. Zakir Khan (DCO International), Mr. Sultan Rana (DCO Domestic), Col. Wasim (Security Manager/Integrity Officer) and Mr. Taffazul Rizvi Advocate (Special Invitee) attended the meeting.
“All the issues relating to the clearance of players came under discussion. The committee decided that further consideration of this matter is required. The ODI squad for New Zealand and that for the World Cup will be announced at a later date."
The PCB will then have to trim the squad to 15 players by 19th January, ahead of the tournament beginning on 19th February.
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