Kamran Akmal to replace injured Moin

Published: Sunday, April 4, 2004, 20:13 [IST]
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Lahore:Pakistan's bid to level the series against India received a big blow with veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan being ruled out of the crucial second Test starting in Lahore on Monday. Moin is suffering from a groin injury and would be replaced by Kamran Akmal, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said in Lahore on Sunday.

"Moin is not fit and Akmal will play in his place in the Test," he said.

The 22-year-old Akmal has played just four Tests and Monday's match would be the first on home soil for the youngster.

Moin, a former captain and veteran of 68 Tests and 205 ODIs, had not taken part in the nets on Saturday and Akmal was called to keep wickets. The 32-year-old Moin is the second-most senior member of the Pakistani team that lost to India by an innings and 52 runs in the first Test at Multan to go down 1-0 in the three-match series.

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