After Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) informed that Ahmed Shehzad would not be considered in the present situation, his attempt to get into the national training camp for the England tour proved unsuccessful.
The 24-year Pakistani opener, wrote to the board chairman Shaharyar Khan on the issue, as he was not even included in a list of 35 players for the Abbottabad boot camp which begins in from Friday. Shehzad wrote to the PCB that he would reform his behaviour and be more disciplined in future, as the new selection committee took the decision to drop him on disciplinary grounds if he was given a chance to attend the camp.
Although a source in the board told PTI that some senior officials in the board were being sympathetic to Shehzad, though Inzamam-ul-Haq, the chief selector had taken a strong step on the matter.
The source said: “Inzamam told the board that if Shehzad was allowed to attend the camp it would set a bad precedent for the future and send a wrong message to the other players”.
He added: “Inzamam has said he would discuss the selection of Shehzad with new head coach Mickey Arthur when he reaches Pakistan and see what course of action should be taken on the opener for the England tour,”.
Another source said that there might be a possibility that, Shehzad could be a late inclusion in the camp.
“But for the moment, he has been sent a reply by the board that they can’t allow him to attend the camp and he needs to work on his behaviour and cricket discipline.”
Inzamam-ul-Haq dropped a batsman and part-time spinner Umar Akmal for the camp too, but he has not made any appeal to the board and leaves today to play in England for Leicestershire and then in the Caribbean League.
Ahmed Shehzad told, that he was eager to play for Pakistan, to the reporters in Peshawar.
“I am ready for all sacrifices and I am willing to do anything to get a chance to play for my country,” said by Shehzad.