Pakistan in West Indies 2005 May 2, 2005

Moin Khan omitted from Pakistan squad

Cricinfo staff

Moin Khan: in one day, out the next © Getty Images

Moin Khan has been omitted from the 17-man Pakistan squad for the tour of the West Indies. Moin had been picked by the selectors in the provisional squad announced on Saturday (April 30), but the squad was then sent for ratification to the Pakistan board, which decided to exclude him. The rest of the line-up remains the same.

The PCB has opted instead for Bazid Khan, a 24-year-old opener who has played two one-dayers so far. Bazid, the son of the former Pakistan captain Majid Khan, was in excellent form for Pakistan A during their recent tour of Sri Lanka, scoring 336 runs in three innings, including two centuries and a half-century in the two Tests.

Pakistan will play three one-day internationals and two Tests on the tour, with the first match to be held in St Vincent on May 18.

Pakistan squad
Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Bazid Khan, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Yousuf Youhana, Asim Kamal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shabbir Ahmed, Shahid Nazir, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Arshad Khan, Danish Kaneria.