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PCB chief rules out injured Gul from World Cup

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    KARACHI - The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shaharyar Khan has revealed that national cricket team's most experienced pacer, Umar Gul may not be considered for the final World Cup squad, as he is yet to completely recover from his knee problem.

    Gul underwent an operation last year in Melbourne after suffering a recurrence of knee injury. "The reports about Gul are not very encouraging and there are very slim chances that he will be considered for the final World Cup squad," Khan told PTI.

    Gul has struggled to touch top fitness and bowling form since completing the rehabilitation period after the knee surgery last year in May. He suffered a recurrence of the knee injury last year after being called up for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in the UAE and was not considered for the Tests.

    Last month again he had to return home from the UAE after his knee problem relapsed during the one-day series against New Zealand. Khan said, "Gul had also been playing in domestic cricket this season and had bowled number of overs but for some reason as soon as he was inducted for international cricket he faced fitness problems".

    Gul, who has appeared in 47 Tests and 125 ODIs for Pakistan, has been the national team's most potent pacer in recent years before he suffered the knee injury. Khan, meanwhile, said the fitness reports of left-arm pacer, Junaid Khan were very encouraging and he apparently regained 90 per cent fitness after injuring his knee during the one-day series against Australia in October.

    Junaid has also been named to lead the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa team in the Pentangular one-day cup, which begins from December 31. Khan said that the selection of suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal and M Hafeez in the final World Cup squad would depend on clearing the informal tests at the bowling centre in Chennai this week.

    "If they clear the informal tests, they will be sent immediately for the ICC official tests to get their bowling actions cleared," he said. The PCB chief made it clear that the selectors had been given a clear guideline to only select players who would be 100 per cent fit before the start of the World Cup. "No gamble will be taken with any player who does not attain peak fitness," he said.

    Khan had also revealed that off-spinner Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could threaten his career, according to thenews.com.pk.

    He also said that Ajmal has worked very hard and he had other tricks up his sleeve than just the 'doosra' and the PCB would try to get his action reassessed before Jan 7, which is the deadline to name the team for the World Cup. The decision to ban him was taken Sep 9 after an International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited team of bio-mechanics experts tested his action at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. Ajmal was reported for action after a Test match between Pakistan and Sri-Lanka at Galle. The offie has 183 wickets to his credit from 111 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

    http://nation.com.pk/sports/27-Dec-2014/pcb-chief-rules-out-injured-gul-from-world-cup
     
  2. Omar
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    Yeh uss ke khilaaf aik saazish hai aur kuch nahi!
     
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  4. Don Corleone
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    Do the PCB chief come out with statements on a daily basis?
     
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    he is breaking all records of Buttah
     
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    You should know that by now!

    The only thing they lack is their very own TV channel and they'll never fall short of content.
     
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    It would take something special to do that.


    I really thought SK would be somewhat different, but he turned out to be a puppet in the hands of THE puppet master, Najam Aziz Sethi who sits with the power after the newly set-up in PCB.
     
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    Good. Gul didnt deserve to be in pak 11 based on his performances of last 4-5 years. He was a free loader
     
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    Headline: GUL OUT OF WORLD CUP

    Second Line "Umar Gul may not be considered for the final World Cup squad"

    This seems to be what you guys would call "tamasha" news
     
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    Spot on DC!
     

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