Younis Khan Named In Pakistan Squad For Second Test against West Indies
Pakistan have added seasoned Batsman Younis Khan to its squad for the second test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi, which will start from 21 October. Younis had missed the first test after being advised rest as he recovered from a bout of dengue. The prolific batsman had contracted a high fever last month that was later diagnosed as the mosquito-borne disease, as he underwent treatment at a Karachi Hospital. The illness also forced him out of the first round of the Quaid-E-Azam Trophy, Pakistan’s Premier First-Class Tournament. Younis Khan has been the only change to the squad for the ongoing test series in UAE. He is Pakistan’s Leading Run-Scorer in tests with 9456 runs at 53.72. Before Abu Dhabi, he had last missed a test in May 2011, and had since played 41 successive matches, scoring 3839 runs at an average of 59.06. He scored 218 against England at the oval in his last test appearance. Chief Selector Inzamam-Ul-Haq announced the 15-member squad for the second test. The announcement means there is no place for discarded openers Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood, who both lost their places on the tour of England which finished in August. The second test match will be played from October 21-25 at Abu Dhabi, and third test from October 30 to November 3 at Sharjah. The squad consist, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Misbah-Ul-Haq (Capt), Sarfraz Ahmad (Wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Zulifiqar Baber, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan and Rahat Ali.
Host: Mudassir Nazr
Faizan Riaz (Pakistani First Class Cricketer)
All set to stage PACES in a befitting manner
Army teams of five countries have arrived so far to participate in the first International PACES 2016 (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) championship. According to the ISPR on Friday, squads of Sri Lanka, China, Jordan, Malaysia and Maldives have arrived at the Allama Iqbal International Airport during the last couple of days where officers and soldiers of Pakistan Army warmly welcomed the participants. The Pakistan Army is hosting the championship while army teams of 16 countries has confirmed their participation in the championship. It is pertinent to mention here that International PACES championship is the first ever mega sports event to be competed by over 370 participants from armies of 16 countries, including Pakistan.
Brigadier Anwar Ahmad (Director ISPR)