Pak not seeking revenge: Inzy

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said his side was not seeking any revenge against India.

Pak not seeking revenge: Inzy

Colombo:

Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq today said his side was not seeking any revenge against India for its humiliating home series defeat.He, however, warned the Indians to be ready for a tough fight when they meet in the Asia Cup. "We don't use words like revenge and we are not seeking one here," the hard-hitting batsman told reporters after arriving in Colombo to take part in the six-nation Asia Cup. Six teams - Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong - will contest the Asia Cup between July 16 and Aug 1. "We are here to play good cricket and we are going to play our best and win," Inzamam said. Costly defeatIndia, in its first full tour of Pakistan in 14 years, won the limited-overs series 3-2 and the Test series 2-1 in April against its archrival. The series defeats cost coach Javed Miandad his job. The former Test captain was fired and replaced by Bob Woolmer as Pakistan's national coach. The Asia Cup will be Woolmer's first tournament in charge of Pakistan. The main attraction in the Pakistani team was fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, whose coming to Sri Lanka was not certain. Akhtar joined the Pakistani training camp on July 5 and went through a strenuous fitness test. Under orders from team management, Akhtar did not speak to reporters after arriving at his hotel. Press gagTeam manager Haroon Rashid confirmed that a press gag was on all players other than the captain. "We want all to concentrate on the game and nothing else," Rashed said, but did not elaborate. Opening batsman Imran Nazir also returned to the national squad after a nine-month break dating to the South African tour of Pakistan in October 2004. Vice captain Yousuf Youhana, Younis Khan, skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan form a strong middle-order batting lineup, while paceman Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammad Sami will supplement Akhtar in the pace department. Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik are the two all-rounders. Pakistan plays Bangladesh in their first match on Saturday. (AP)



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