Mohammad Hafeez Irked as Lahore Lions Include Former Pakistan Player's Son

Updated: 08 September 2014 20:36 IST

A well informed source told said that the Pakistan Cricket board had without consulting or informing Mohammad Hafeez included left-arm spinner Ali Manzoor as the 15th player in the touring squad.

Mohammad Hafeez Irked as Lahore Lions Include Former Pakistan Player's Son
A file pic og Mohammad Hafeez

Karachi:
A file pic og Mohammad Hafeez

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan all-rounder Manzoor Ellahi's son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn't gone down too well with captain Mohammad Hafeez.

A well informed source told PTI that the board had without consulting or informing Hafeez included left-arm spinner Ali Manzoor as the 15th player in the touring squad. (Lahore Lions can Enter CLT20 Main Draw: Hafeez)

"He is the son of former Pakistan all-rounder, Manzoor Ellahi and has yet to represent Lahore or any other team in national T20 cricket," the source disclosed. (Hafeez Vows to Spread 'Love' in India)

He said although Hafeez was pretty upset with this sudden selection but he had kept quiet because the team was due to leave tonight for New Delhi.

"Ali, 23, has played just 18 first class and 8 list A matches and his performances in them is not encouraging at all so his selection is a big surprise to everyone," the source disclosed.

The rest of the 14 players in the Lahore Lions are the same, who played in the national T20 event and won the title to earn the right to represent Pakistan in the Champions League.

Manzoor Ellahi whose two brothers Saleem and Zahoor also represented Pakistan is presently an employee of the cricket board.

Topics : Mohammad Hafeez Cricket
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