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ad and Shan
od have been
ed for the three-
eries against Sri
a this month while
nner Saeed Ajmal
openers didn t fea-
he two-test series
ladesh, which Pak-
won 1-0 last
Ajmal has been
from suspension in
February. He took part in the
limited-overs series against
Bangladesh before he was left
out for the subsequent two
Chief selector Haroon
Rashid said the selectors kept
form and fitness in mind, while
also considering feedback from
the team management on per-
formances in Bangladesh.
Legspinner Yasir Shah is the
only specialist slow bowler in
the squad, while allrounder
Mohammad Hafeez will be uti-
lized as an offspinner.
Fast bowlers Imran Khan
and Ehsan Adil were included
in the 15-man squad, while the
first choice Rahat Ali and
ISLAMABAD---Former Test captain
Zaheer Abbas was nominated by Pak-
istan for ICC president on Wednes-
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman
Shaharyar Khan said he informed ICC
chairman N Srinivasan.
PCB member Najam Sethi withdrew
his nomination on Monday after the
International Cricket Council asked
member boards to encourage nomi-
nating ex-test cricketers for the cer-
Abbas, aged 67, played in 78 Tests
and 62 One-Day Internationals from
1974-85. He scored 100 centuries in
In April, Bangladesh s Mustafa Kamal
resigned as ICC president in protest
after blaming the umpires for his
national team s Cricket World Cup
quarterfinal loss against India.
Khan said the ICC decision to
encourage former test cricketers to vie
for president wouldn t have affected
Sethi s appointment for a period of one
year from July 1.
"I know Sethi withdrew his nomi-
nation because he wanted some iconic
cricketer to replace him from this year,"
Khan said the board considered sev-
eral names, including former Test cap-
tain Javed Miandad, but Abbas was
"He (Abbas) is a non-controversial
cricketer and he has earned a name in
international cricket," he said.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh s
ODI captain, was involved in a road
accident in Mirpur and suffered minor
injuries yesterday. He sustained skin
lacerations on both his hands and knee
after a bus clipped a cycle-rickshaw
on which Mashrafe was travelling, on
his way to the Shere Bangla National
"When I saw the bus approaching
towards my rickshaw, I jumped out in
anticipation," Mashrafe said. "The tyre
was broken and I tried to save my legs
by diving out of the rickshaw. I am very
lucky to have escaped with only some
skin damage. My car was taking my
child to the doctor for vaccination so
I took the rickshaw to the ground. It
is a 10-minute ride from my house."
The police caught the offending bus
driver immediately. The rickshaw-
puller was unhurt while the on-duty
traffic police wanted to take Mashrafe
to a nearby hospital. Mashrafe opted
to come to the ground where he
received first-aid assistance at the
BCB s medical room. He didn t take
part in training and later went to a
clinic near to his house where his
bandages were changed.
Bangladesh physio Bayjedul Islam
Khan said that the injuries were minor.
"Mashrafe was injured in a road acci-
dent while coming to the ground this
morning. These are minor injuries.
He has suffered lacerations on his
hands and his right knee has swollen
slightly. I think he will recover quickly,"
Bangladesh coach Chandika
Hathurasingha said that Mashrafe will
be monitored closely until the start
of the ODI series against India on June
"This is unfortunate. We are con-
cerned about his palm," Bangladesh
coach Chandika Hathurasingha told
ESPNcricinfo. "But we will give him
maximum chance to recover in time
for the ODI series."
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Sohail Khan were still recovering from
injuries. Batsman Sohaib Maqsood was
also rehabilitating from injury.
Rashid said they may pick a 16th
player, keeping in mind the extreme
weather conditions in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan will leave for Colombo next
Tuesday, and the first test begins at
Galle from June 17. Colombo will host
the second test from June 25, followed
by the last test at Pallekele from July
After the tests are five one-day inter-
nationals and two Twenty20s.
Shehzad plays a shot
during the first T-20
match against Zimbabwe
at the Gaddafi stadium in
Lahore, Pakistan. Shehzad
and Shan Masood have
been recalled for the
three-Test series against
Sri Lanka this month.
Pakistan recalls openers
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed
Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Haris
Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz,
Junaid Khan, Imran Khan, Ehsan Adil.
for ICC presidency
Mashrafe suffers minor hand
injuries in road accident
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