Kamran, Malik not picked for training camp

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Pakistan's selectors have picked 36 players for a national training camp in Lahore, but there is no room for Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik, neither of whom are considered in good enough form.

Pakistan's selectors have picked 36 players for a national training camp in Lahore, but there is no room for Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik, neither of whom are considered in good enough form.

With Pakistan on an extended break from international cricket, with their next series only in August against Sri Lanka, the PCB were worried about losing fitness and match conditions, and thus organised the camp.

Chief selector Moin Khan said at the National Stadium in Karachi: "We will have 36 players for the first phase of the training camp. The World Cup (2015) is the ultimate goal as we have to prepare for that on a day to day basis.

"We are planning for the whole year so we need players who can survive with their fitness, as it has been a concern. We have to keep a zero tolerance on fitness.

"The recent performances by Shoaib and Kamran wasn't satisfactory but the doors aren't shut on them. Given the age factor (as both are 32) we have older players who are fit and performing so there is always a chance for a comeback.

"They are still in contention and with the upcoming (domestic) season they have to perform well to win back the selectors' faith."

Openers: Ahmad Shahzad, Nasir Jamshed, Shan Masood, Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed, Khurram Manzoor, Taufeeq Umar, Sharjeel Khan

Middle order: Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali, Faisal Iqbal, Shoaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam

Allrounders: Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti

Spinners: Abdur Rehman, Zulfiqar Babar, Raza Hasan, Atif Maqbool, Yasir Shah

Fast bowlers: Umar Gul, Mohammad Talha, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami

Wicketkeepers: Adnan Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed

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