No compromise on discipline, fitness, performance: Pak selector

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Lahore, Apr 19(ANI): Pakistan's cricket chief selector, Mohsin Khan, has said no compromise would be entertained on discipline, fitness and performance for the Twenty World Cup to be held in the West Indies from April 30.

Khan emphasised it was a major factor why the selection committee decided to replace injured fast bowler Umar Gul and all-rounder Yasir Arafat with fast bowler Moahammad Sami and uncapped paceman Mohammad Irfan.

"In mutual agreement with captain and coach, we have decided that we will not take a chance with half-fit players," The Daily Times quoted Khan, as saying.

"Umar Gul would be missed in the Twenty20 World Cup and this is disappointing that he is not the part of the team," he added.

Gul, the leading wicket taker in T20 internationals, is sidelined by a shoulder injury, while Arafat has failed to overcome a calf problem.

Sami and Irfan's inclusion in Pakistan's 15-man squad is subject to approval of tournament organisers. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, April 19, 2010, 11:18 [IST]
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