KARACHI — Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that ace spinner Saeed Ajmal could substitute injured towering pace bowler Mohammad Irfan, if Misbah-ul-Haq's men progress into the World Cup semifinal.
Earlier on Tuesday, Irfan was ruled out of the Pakistan's World Cup squad due to a stress fracture to his pelvis.
Reflecting on a possible replacement, Shaharyar said that no replacement would be sent for Friday's quarterfinal clash against Australia, adding that Ajmal could be sent in as a replacement if Pakistan proceeds to the semifinal, the Express Tribune reported.
The PCB chief, however, said that it was up to the team management who they ask as a replacement for Irfan.
Ajmal was cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on February 7, after tests cleared his remodelled bowling action.
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