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PCB names teams to play against England

By Our Sports Reporter

02 December 1997

LAHORE, Dec 1: An 18-member England cricket team will arrive at the Lahore Airport on Tuesday at 4:30 pm to begin its tour of Pakistan. It is led by Adam Hollioake and consists of 14 players and four officials. The Pakistan Cricket Board teams for the one-day matches to be played under floodlights at the Qadhafi Stadium on Dec 5 (Friday) and Dec 7 (Sunday) have been named. Those will be led by the Test paceman Aaqib Javed.

The England team consists of mostly the youngsters, who have either played Tests or are knocking at the doors of Test cricket.

Following are members of the visiting side: Captain Adam Hollioake, Alistair Brown, Douglas Brown, Robert Croft, Mark Ealham, Ashley Giles, Mathew Fleming, Dean Headley, Graeme Hick, Ben Hollioake, Nick Knight, Peter Martin, Alec Stewart, Graham Thorpe.

Manager: David Graveney.

Coach: David Lloyd.

Physiotherapist: Wayne Morton.

Press Officer: Brian Murgatroyd.

The national selection committee has also announced teams for the first two one-day games, which include mostly the players who are young and have been performing well during the current season.

The PCB team named for the first match to be played on Friday is: Captain Aaqib Javed, Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Ramazan, Manzoor Akhtar, Naseer Ahmad, Akhtar Sarfaraz, wicketkeeper Waseem Yousafi, Arshad Khan, Shahid Nazir, Fazle Akbar, Naeem Ashraf, Yousaf Yohanna.

The players will report to former Test opener Agha Zahid at the Qadhafi Stadium on Friday at 10 am. Players named for the second match will report to him on Dec 6 at 10 am. The match on Friday will begin at 11 am and continue till 1 pm. After an hour's break for prayers and lunch between to pm to 2 pm, second session of the match will be held from 2 pm to 3:30 PM. Another break of half an hour will be given between 3:30 pm to 4 pm. The last session of the match will be held from 4 pm to 7:30 pm.

The PCB team for the second match against England ``A'' side to be held on Dec 7 (Sunday) will be:

Captain Aaqib Javed, Saleem Elahi, Naseer Ahmad,Yousaf Yohanna, Rana Qayyum, Fazle Akbar, wicketkeeper Humayun Farhat, Ali Rizvi, Shahid Nazir, Naeem Ashraf, Jafar Nazir, Shahid Afridi.

Match on Sunday will start at 11:30 am and its first session will continue till 3 pm. The luncheon break will be between 3 pm to 3:45 pm. The second session of the match will be held from 3:45 pm to 7:15 pm.

Source: Dawn
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