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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 11:21 GMT
Shoaib & Asif wait for comeback
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif
The pace duo last played in September's ODI series in England
Pakistan have resisted the temptation to recall key pacemen Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif for Thursday's second one-day international with West Indies.

Both players had their bans for doping offences lifted by the Pakistan Cricket Board with immediate effect.

Neither has played since September and chief selector Wasim Bari said: "I will have to talk to the other selectors before deciding when to consider them."

Inzamam-ul-Haq returns to lead the team after completing his four-match ban.

The Pakistan selectors decided to retain the rest of the squad chosen for the opening match of the series, which was abandoned because of rain without a ball being bowled in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Even though there was no play in that game, it was counted as the final match of Inzamam's suspension, imposed for his actions in the Oval Test fiasco in August, which was forfeited by Pakistan.

Shoaib was originally banned for two years and Asif for 12 months in November after failing doping tests carried out by the PCB.


Pakistan squad:Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Yasir Hameed, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Sami, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rehman.



SEE ALSO
Pakistan duo win drugs ban appeal
05 Dec 06 |  Pakistan
Rawalpindi one-dayer washed out
05 Dec 06 |  Cricket


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