"Lackluster" Tanvir vows to force his way back into Pak Test team

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Islamabad, June 27 (ANI): After being ignored for both the Test and one day international series against Sri Lanka, left arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has vowed to force his way back into the team.

Tanvir, who failed to impress during the ICC Twenty20 World Championship said he would be joining the National Cricket Academy later this month to overcome his niggling fitness problems that has pegged him from giving 100 percent in the game.

The lanky fast bowler said he is determined to overcome all his health related issues, and earn his place back in the team soon.

"I will restore my form with hard work. I am optimistic of making a comeback in the national team and maintain my place in the team regularly with my performance," The Nation quoted Tanvir, as saying.

Commenting on the reports about various IPL franchises approaching Pakistan players after their Twenty20 triumph, Tanvir said it is an encouraging move.

"It is good news for Pakistan cricket that India wants our players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and it will be beneficial for the players as well as for the game. Pakistani players are hero of many Indian and Sri Lankan fans," he added.

Tanvir expressed hope that the T20 World Cup win would help Pakistan remove the 'no-go zone' tag from itself, as several foreign teams in the recent past have refused to visit the country citing security concerns alienation Pakistan on world cricket forum.

"Like every Pakistani, I want to see international cricket on the soil of Pakistan and World Cup matches too," he added. (ANI)

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Story first published: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 17:07 [IST]
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