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Ali, Hafeez to end boycott of Pakistan training camp

Ali, Hafeez to join Pakistan training camp after ending boycott over Amir's inclusion

Ali, Hafeez to end boycott of Pakistan training camp

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's ODI captain Azhar Ali and opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez have agreed to join a training camp two days after staying away to protest the inclusion of Mohammad Amir, who served a ban for spot fixing.

The Pakistan Cricket Board included Amir among the 26 players selected for the camp after the left-arm fast bowler completed his rehabilitation program, having served a five-year ban for bowling deliberate no-balls during a test match against England in 2010.

Both senior cricketers expressed their concerns about Amir in a meeting with PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.

If Amir is selected for next month's tour of New Zealand, Khan said Ali and Hafeez "should not see him with suspicion or behave badly with him."

Updated : 2021-05-12 19:26 GMT+08:00