By Muhammad Asif Khan
Karachi: A number of Pakistan players are currently busy in English county and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), however the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to call them back.
A PCB official told this correspondent that the players were being summoned for fitness tests, starting later this month.
“Three-day fitness Tests of players will begin on August 22 at the national cricket academy in Lahore. Moreover after Eid, the players will be summoned again for the training camp for the proposed matches against the World XI and the series against Sri Lanka”, the official said.
Pakistan players Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Sami, Hassan Ali, Muhammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal are currently with different participating teams in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, while Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and ace fast bowler Muhammad Amir are with their respective English county teams in England.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has also announced the schedule of the National T20 Cup, which will be held in two phases.
The first round will be played in Multan from August 25th to August 31st, while the second and the final stage of the tournament will take place in Faisalabad from September 4th to September 10th.