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26 February 2024

Pakistan coach left out of England series

By Reuters

Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam will not travel with a new-look team for two Twenty20 internationals against England later this month in Dubai.

Former test captain Alam, who has a two-year contract with the board that does not end until October this year, faces an inquiry after the disastrous tour of Australia.

Alam has been replaced for the matches by former test batsman Ijaz Ahmed, who has been given the title of batting and fielding coach.

The 14-man squad announced by selectors will be led by allrounder Shoaib Malik but does not include wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt or pace bowler Muhammad Asif.

Shahid Afridi was named in the squad but will not be available for the first match on February 19 as he is serving a two-match ban for ball-tampering against Australia earlier this month.

Asif was not selected because of his detention in Dubai in 2008.


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