Veteran Rohan Mustafa returns to UAE team for T20 series against USA

Ajit Vijaykumar 17:57 13/03/2019
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UAE's Rohan Mustafa.

The two-month suspension of UAE cricketers from international cricket ended with veteran Rohan Mustafa among three players back for the T20 series against USA.

The then captain Mustafa, Ahmed Raza and Rameez Shahzad were suspended from international cricket for eight weeks by the Emirates Cricket Board in December for their outburst on social media over playing conditions during the Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Pakistan.

With their international suspension over, all three players were selected for the two-match T20 series against USA.

Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board Member and chief selector said: “We are delighted to welcome and host the USA team during this momentous and much-anticipated visit. Both teams have been undergoing very intensive training and have been participating in high-level friendly-matches ahead of this tour, so we expect a thrilling, intense few weeks of quality cricket.”

Mohammad Naveed retains his captaincy. UAE lost the previous T20 series by a close margin to Nepal in a rain-curtailed 10-over-a-side decider in Dubai last month.

The matches will be played on March 15 and 16 at the ICC Academy in Dubai. Both matches will commence at 14:00 and entry is free. Also, the clashes will be live streamed.

Squad: Muhammad Naveed (capt), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Amjad Gul, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Boota, Abdul Shakoor, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat, Waheed Ahmad

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