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Inzamam wants fitness camp ahead of Asia Cup

Published: Monday, May 31, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Islamabad :Once bitten, twice shy, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is determined not to allow the Shoaib Akhtar injury saga that wrecked his team against India in the recent home series repeat itself in the prestigious Asia Cup next month.

Inzamam has said he would ascertain from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as to the latest fitness position of fast bowler Akhtar and also call all the players for a fitness camp ahead of the six-nation event in Sri Lanka from July 16.

"When I meet with the PCB officials on June 4, I would like to know the fitness position of Shoaib because he is a key player of the team," Inzamam was quoted as saying in The News.

"Injuries have been a major problem for us in recent months and I don't want a repeat of things that occurred in the India series in the Asia Cup," he said.

"I will also ask the Board to call the players presently playing in County cricket for the Asia Cup.

"I want to know the tournament availability of these players from the Board."

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