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Pak team management mulling inclusion of fresh faces for Asia Cup

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Karachi, May 20 (ANI): Following T20 skipper Shahid Afridi's call for injecting young blood in the team, the Pakistan selectors are planning to include at least two to three new faces in the 15-man squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup, to be held in Sri Lanka from June 15-25.

According to sources, the team management and selectors are mulling including some young players in the team and axe some of the non-performing veterans, particularly middle order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, who had a disappointing outing during the recently concluded ICC World T20 Championship.

Chief selector Mohsin Khan is likely to meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt on May 25 to discuss the team combination for the four-nation tournament.

Mohsin is also likely to meet coach Waqar Younis and captain Shahid Afridi before announcing the final contingent for the Asia Cup, The News reports.

Following its good show in the World T20 Championship in the West Indies, Pakistan would be eyeing lifting the Asia Cup and take home the 200,000-dollar prize money.

Asia Cup schedule: June 15: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan. 16: India vs Bangladesh. 17: Reserve day. 18: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh. 19: Pakistan vs India. 20: Reserve day. 21: Pakistan vs Bangladesh. 22: India vs Sri Lanka. 23: Reserve day. 24: Final. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 14:05 [IST]
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