Pakistan drops Shehzad, Akmal on disciplinary grounds

Pakistan Cricket's chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq speaks during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, May 2, 2016. Pakistan dropped Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds for the series against England. Inzamam said he read a report from previous coach Waqar Younis and also met with all stakeholders of the national team before making the decision. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan has dropped Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds for the series against England.

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq says he read a report from previous coach Waqar Younis and also met with all the stakeholders of the national team before making the decision.

Inzamam announced a squad of 35 players, whose fitness will be assessed at Lahore next week before a three-week camp in Abbottabad from May 14-June 4 to finalize the squad for the tour of England.

The selection committee has also rested Shahid Afridi and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for a one-off T20 against England with Inzamam saying he would prefer younger players in the shortest format.

Pakistan will play four test matches, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 against England, starting from July 14.