PHF names squad for Samsung Champions Trophy
13 Nov 2007 08:38
Goalkeeper Salman Akbar will lead Pakistan in the forthcoming Samsung Champions Trophy to be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 29 November until 9 December. Forward Rehan Butt who had led the team in Asia Cup at Chennai this year was dropped and at the same time chief coach Islahuddin Siddiqui was replaced by national chief selector former Olympian Zakauddin as chief coach and team manager. Islah’s replacement came in the wake of his foot injury which the chief coach had sustained during a training session last week.
However, PHF has made it clear that Islah will resume his national duty as chief coach after the Samsung Champions Trophy.
Pakistan team members:
Salman Akbar (captain), Zeeshan Ashraf (V.Captain), Muhammad Imran, Imran Khan, Adnan Maqsood, Dilawar Hussain, Waqas Sharif, Waqas Akbar, Shakeel Abbasi, Muhammad Arshad, Haider Abbas, Nasir Ahmed, Kashif Ali, Ghazanfar Ali, Muhammad Inayat Ullah, Akhtar Ali, Shabbir Khan, Anwar Sajjad, Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Afzal.
Team manager: Zakauddin. Coach: Manzoor-ul-Hassan