Fit-again Yasir Shah returns to Pakistan ODI team

In this file photo, Pakistan’s bowler Yasir Shah celebrates dismissing West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph on the final day of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 25, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 22 June 2018

Fit-again Yasir Shah returns to Pakistan ODI team

  • Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said Mohammad Hafeez was picked in the T20 and ODI squads because the all-rounder has cleared his bowling action
  • The tri-series will be played from July 1-8, while Bulawayo will stage all the five ODIs from July 13-22

ISLAMABAD: Fit-again legspinner Yasir Shah is in the Pakistan squad to face Zimbabwe in five one-day internationals next month.
Yasir missed Pakistan’s tour of Ireland, England, and Scotland due to a stress fracture of his hip but has fully recovered.
Before the ODI series, Pakistan will play in a Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe, which also features Australia, starting from July 1.
Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said Mohammad Hafeez was picked in the T20 and ODI squads because the all-rounder has cleared his bowling action.
The tri-series will be played from July 1-8, while Bulawayo will stage all the five ODIs from July 13-22.
Babar Azam was in the ODI squad provided he recovers from a forearm injury he sustained during the test series against England.
The selectors have also named uncapped opening batsman Sahibzada Farhan in the T20 squad.
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Pakistan Twenty20 squad: Sarfraz Ahmad (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi.
Pakistan ODI squad: Sarfraz Ahmad (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail


FIFA bans African football president for 5 years

Updated 23 November 2020

FIFA bans African football president for 5 years

  • Ahmad Ahmad’s first four-year term was clouded with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct

ZURICH: African football confederation president Ahmad Ahmad was banned for five years by FIFA on Monday for financial misconduct.
The ban was announced during the Madagascan official’s campaign to be re-elected for four more years as the head of African football. His position also makes him a FIFA vice president.
The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President.”
Ahmad’s first four-year term was clouded with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct at the Confederation of African Football headquarters in Cairo.
The CAF election is scheduled for March 12 in Rabat, Morocco.