Sohail Tanvir to be retained


On the request of Team Management, Chief Selector Iqbal Qasim, in consultation with the National Selection Committee has recommended the inclusion of Mr. Sohail Tanvir in the ODI Squad for the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series.
Chairman PCB has approved the replacement.
According to PCB spokesman, Tanvir will fill the vacant slot in the squad which was available after Nasir Jamshed dropped out before the tour due to an injury.
On this occasion, Mr. Qasim said, “In view of the request from the team management and keeping in consideration the current form of Sohail Tanvir, the selection committee has decided that he may be retained for the ODIs in Sri Lanka.”
Sohail Tanvir was supposed to join English county Worcestershire for this season’s Friends Life Twenty20 as a replacement for offspinner Saeed Ajmal who had pulled out last month.
Jamshed, who was originally named in the ODI and T20 squads, was ruled out before the team departed for Sri Lanka due to a fractured left index finger. The PCB hadn’t named a replacement back then. Tanvir was named only in the Twenty20 squad.
The five-match ODI series starts on June 7 in Pallekele.