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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee on Thursday named uncapped Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt and Haris Rauf in the 15-member squad for Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh to be played here at Gaddafi Stadium on January 24, 25 and 27.

The selection committee also recalled the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, along with pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi while total seven players, who were part of the 16-player squad that lost 2-0 to Australia in November, were replaced. The players missing out on selection are Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz. Asif, Fakhar, Haris, Amir and Wahab were also members of the squad that lost 3-0 to Sri Lanka at home in October.

PCB convinces BCB to play ODI and two Tests in Pakistan

Following the revised arrangement, Bangladesh team will play three T20Is in Lahore from January 24-27 while it will return to Pakistan for the first ICC World Test Championship fixture to take place in Rawalpindi from February 7-11. Then after completion of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 on March 22, Bangladesh will visit Pakistan again to play an ODI in Karachi on April 3 and the second ICC World Test Championship fixture from April 5-9.

“I am pleased that we have amicably achieved a resolution that is in the best interest of this great sport as well as both the proud cricket playing countries,” said PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and added: “I also want to thank ICC Chairman Shaskank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries.”

“It is a win-win outcome for both the boards. I am glad that the uncertainty around the series is now over and we can start planning for the smooth delivery of the matches,” said PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, who also attended Tuesday’s meeting at the ICC headquarters.

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