Shabbir, Gul to be considered for WI tour selection

Published: Friday, April 29, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan fast bowlers Shabbir Ahmed and Umar Gul both of whom have been recuperating from long-drawn injuries, have been given the all-clear to be considered for selection for the West Indies tour.

The Pakistan daily-The News has carried a report saying that Dr Wajid and Professor Owais, who is an honorary consultant of the board, had a close look at both the bowlers in Lahore handed out their reports which state thar the duo were fit and can return to competitive cricket.

It's worth recalling that Shabbir and Gul resumed had resumed cricketing action only recently. They are appearing in the Twenty20 Cup in Lahore.

Shabbir suffered from a knee injury and had underwent a surgery for it, while Gul was diagnosed two stress fractures in his back. Both the bowlers were sent to South Africa by the Board to get specialist opinions.

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