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ICC clears Sami, Arafat for World Cup

Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 22:50 [IST]
 
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Karachi:Pakistan have received International Cricket Council (ICC) approval to include fast bowler Mohammad Sami and all-rounder Yasir Arafat in their World Cup squad, a Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

"We have clearance from the ICC technical committee to replace Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif," PCB director of cricket operations Saleem Altaf told Reuters, adding the replacements had left for the Caribbean and would join the team by Thursday.

The PCB withdrew Shoaib and Asif from their World Cup squad last Thursday on fitness grounds and submitted their medical reports to the ICC this week.

Shoaib (knee and hamstring) and Asif (elbow) have been initially advised to rest for three weeks.

Pakistan open their World Cup campaign against hosts West Indies on March 13

Reuters

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