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Mohammad Amir selected for national training camp

Mohammad Amir selected for national training camp
Mohammad Amir is in contention for the Pakistan tour of New Zealand.
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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been selected by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take part in a national training camp in Lahore ahead of the tour of New Zealand.

The training camp will be held at the Gaddafi Stadium between 21st December and 6th January and will consist of 26 players who have been picked by the PCB.

Amir recently took part in the 2015 Bangladesh Premier League and ended up as the highest wicket taker for the Chittagong Vikings franchise.

The objective of the training camp is to focus on improving the fitness of the players involved and will also serve as a platform to assess the performance of the players.

The players who are taking part in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Super Eight round have been given permission to play for their domestic sides between 20th and 23rd December .

The players who are missing from the squad include Sohail Tanvir, Harris Sohail, Rafatullah Mohmand and fast-bowler Imran Khan.

Pakistan will play three One-Day Internationals and as many Twenty20 Internationals in New Zealand between 15th and 31st January.  

Pool of 26 players for training camp: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Azher Ali, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umer Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Bilal Asif, Sohaib Maqsood, Amir Yamin, Wahab Riaz, Anwer Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Umer Gul, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan, Ruman Raees, Immad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Amir 

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