Pakistan call for rookie pair
No place for ICL rebels in World Twenty20 squad
Last Updated: May 4, 2009 4:41pm
Ajmal: bowling action is being investigated by ICC
Uncapped duo Mohammad Aamir and Shahzaib Hasan have been named in Pakistan's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20.
Left-arm paceman Aamir is just 17 but claimed 56 wickets for Rawalpindi during his debut first-class season.
Diminutive opener Shahzaib, 19, was also picked after impressing at first-class level for Karachi Blues with 607 runs in 10 matches.
The selectors omitted Indian Cricket League rebels Imran Nazir, Naved-ul-Hasan and Abdul Razzaq from the final cut, having chosen all three in their preliminary 30-man party.
The Pakistan Cricket Board recently announced that ICL players had until end of May to resign from the unsanctioned Twenty20 league after which they would be considered for national selection.
Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been included despite being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following the second one-day international against Australia in Dubai.
Ajmal must undergo an independent analysis within 21 days of being reported by the match officials and can only play if cleared by the ICC bowling action review committee.
The World Twenty20 takes place in England from June 5-21. Pakistan are drawn in Group B alongside England and the Netherlands.
Squad: Younis Khan (capt), Salman Butt, Ahmed Shehzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam, Sohail Tanvir, Shoaib Akhtar, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Shahzaib Hasan, Mohammad Aamir