Saqlain, Razzaq to play in Morocco, Akhtar rested

Published: Friday, August 2, 2002, 18:01 [IST]
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Karachi: All rounder Abdul Razzaq and off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq return to Pakistan team for the tri-series in Morocco after missing the Australian tour, Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday. "Razzaq and Saqlain are back in the 15-man squad, but pacer Shoaib Akhtar has been rested for Morocco as the pacer is recovering from fatigue," PCB director Chishty Mujahid said. The tri-series is being held at cricket's newest venue in Tangiers, Morocco from August 12 to 21. South Africa and Sri Lanka are the other two teams taking part.Razzaq and Saqlain missed Pakistan's One-day tour of Australia in June as they were playing English county cricket for Middlesex and Surrey respectively. Pakistan will go on to Kenya for another tri-series, with world champions Australia and Kenya from August 29 to September 9, but the team for the Kenya tri-series is to be announced later, Mujahid said. The team: Waqar Younis (captain), Inzamam-ul Haq (vice-captain), Saeed Anwar, Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Younis Khan, Yousuf Youhana, Rashid Latif, Abdul Razzaq, Azhar Mahmood, Shoaib Malik, Wasim Akram, Mohammad Sami, Saqlain Mushtaq and Misbahul Haq Manager: Yawar Saeed. Coach: Mudassar Nazar.

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