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England call for Shahzad

Broad suffering with groin problem - Shahzad called up as precaution

Shahzad: England call

England have called up Ajmal Shahzad as pace-bowling cover for their NatWest Twenty20 squad, with Stuart Broad suffering a groin injury.

The Nottinghamshire all-rounder suffered discomfort in his groin during England practice at the SWALEC Stadium on Friday and was unable to finish the training session.

An England spokesman explained the decision to call up Yorkshire seamer Shahzad - already in the NatWest Series one-day international squad to take on Pakistan later this month - is purely precautionary.

"We are covering all bases, just in case," he said. "Stuart just started to feel to feel it a little bit after he got started in practice this morning."

Broad will continue to receive treatment, but at this stage is not ruled out of England's first Twenty20 match against Pakistan in Cardiff on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.