Ijaz Ahmed and Azhar Mahmood have pulled out of Friday's trial match to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium. Ijaz informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday that he was not match fit and needed some more time before he can take the field. Azhar is still under treatment for shoulder injury.

The two players have been replaced by Yousuf Youhana and Saleem Elahi in the Greens team.

The trial match is being staged to judge the fitness and form of some senior players who missed the Test series against Australia.

Samiul Hasan
GM Media
October 23, 2003