Pakistan recall fast bowler Sami for Australia tour

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2009 17:40 hrs
Mohammad Sami

Karachi: Pakistan have recalled fast bowler Mohammad Sami for their tour of Australia starting this week.

Sami, 28, played the last of his 33 tests and 83 one-day internationals in 2007 before joining the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL).

"He has to submit a clearance from the ICL that he is no longer affiliated with them after which he will be sent to Australia to join the team," a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman said.

"I have asked the ICL for the clearance but they still have to clear my outstanding dues as yet and that needs to be sorted out," Sami told Reuters.

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Sami would be the sixth player from the ICL to return to the Pakistan national team after Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Imran Nazir, Rana Naved and Imran Farhat.

Pakistan have four fast bowlers in their squad in New Zealand from where they fly to Australia to play three tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match.

The first test starts on Boxing Day in Melbourne.

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