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Pakistan to seek replacement of injured Yasir Arafat

With Pakistan advancing to the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20, the team management in England has decided to seek a replacement for injured pace bowler Yasir Arafat.

cricket Updated: Jun 10, 2009 13:17 IST

With Pakistan advancing to the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20, the team management in England has decided to seek a replacement for injured pace bowler Yasir Arafat.

Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed said that Yasir had pulled his hamstring and had been advised rest for 12 days.

"We will have to seek a replacement player for Yasir while Sohail Tanvir is also struggling with a leg injury," he said.

Pakistan's pace options in the reserve players that they named for the World Cup are limited with Rao Iftikhar already having replaced Shoaib Akhtar.

"The only option they have available is Wahab Riaz who has been picked in the Pakistan A team for Australia but since the team is not due to leave before June 22, he can join the side in England if needed," a board official said.

Tanvir played in yesterday's match against the Netherlands and bowled three overs but appeared to be limping and also struggled with his fielding.