PCB chairman turns down Ali’s resignation as ODI captain

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has refused to accept Azhar Ali's resignation as ODI captain over the inclusion of former spot-fixer Mohammad Amir in the training camp.

Khan met with Ali in Lahore on Tuesday and after the meeting the PCB said in a statement that ''the chairman didn't accept'' Ali's resignation, who agreed to continue as captain.

Last week, Ali and opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez stayed away from the camp after Amir was included, but after meeting with Khan both agreed to join the camp.

Amir's five-year ban for spot-fixing during a test match in 2010 ended in September and the 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler is in contention for next month's limited-overs tour of New Zealand.