Pakistan Begin World Cup Preparations Without Saeed Ajmal

Despite Saeed Ajmal's determination to make a comeback in time for the big tournament, Pakistan have started planning for the World Cup without their star spinner.

updated: September 22, 2014 10:02 IST
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Ajmal's ban is a huge blow to Pakistan, with the World Cup just over five months away.

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Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cup sans Ajmal. (Saeed Ajmal hopes of playing 2015 World Cup)

"What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the team. But we have to plan thinking Saeed could not be available for the World Cup," Waqar said on Sunday.

"I know Saeed is keen to make a comeback and is working hard on his action. Saqlain (Mushtaq) will also be helping him soon. One hopes he is back. But we have to look for a replacement as well," the former test captain said.

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