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It's our "sole prerogative" to select World Cup squad: PCB

November 14, 2010 - Dubai

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted the impression that they will follow the International Cricket Council's instructions while selecting the country's provisional squad for next year's World Cup.

"The PCB wishes to clarify that it is the PCB's sole prerogative to select the squad for next year's ICC Cricket World Cup. The impression in a section of media that the PCB will submit a list of 45 players to the ICC for its sign-off is incorrect," said a statement issued by the PCB.

"The decision as to which players will be included in the 30-man provisional squad will remain with PCB," it maintained.

"However, the PCB having a zero-tolerance towards corruption, would review all players through its Integrity Committee and may seek the guidance of ICC's Anti-Corruption and Safety Unit (ACSU) on any player it wishes to select," the statement added.

As part of the ICC regulations, all the participating teams have to submit a 30-player provisional squad 60 days before the start of the tournament and the final 15-man squad 30 days before the start of the tournament, a media release by the PCB said.


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