Amir’s inclusion issue resolved: Shehryar Khan

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LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan on Saturday has said that issue regarding Amir s participation has been resolved.

The chairman said that board took Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali in confidence. While talking to the media, he said that squad for New Zealand series would be announced within three to four days.

On December 25, Khan had held a meeting with One Day International (ODI) captain Azhar Ali and former skipper Muhammad Hafeez at the board office after they boycotted training camp owing to Amir’s participation.

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Shehryar Khan convened a meeting with the disenchanted players and news broke that Hafeez and Azhar would now participate in the camp.

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On the other hand, Hafeez has stated in the morning today that he stands by his stance. However, he said that the board has assured him of entertaining his reservations.

Muhammad Amir, convicted in 2010 spot-fixing scandal was cleared by the Pakistan cricket authority after International Cricket Council (ICC) lifted the ban on him.

In a statement, the board had stated that Muhammad Amir is clear to be included in the squad against New Zealand if selectors deem it right. The reports and official notification that cleared Amir sparked an outrage among some teammates.

Hafeez and Azhar had boycotted the training camp held at Gaddafi ahead of the New Zealand series.

Following the falling-out, T20I captain Shahid Afridi met chief selector Haroon Rashid and bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed to sort out team’s options.

However, the issue did not resolve leading to PCB’s intervention.

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