Karachi:Pakistan on Tuesday expectedly left out senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf and veteran allrouder Abdul Razzaq for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup cricket tournament in South Africa.
Both Yousuf and Razzaq were dropped from the 15-member squad announced by chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed who failed to justify the inclusion of forgotten batsman Misbah-ul-Haq over Yousuf in the team.
Their exclusion comes at a time when they have been made lucrative offers to play in the breakaway Indian Cricket League and have yet to sign the new central contracts offered to 20 players by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The Twenty-20 World Cup is to be played from September 11 to 28.
Pakistan squad: Shoaib Malik (captain), Salman Butt, Imran Nazir, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Asif, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Yasir Arafat, Abdul Rehman.