Mohammad Hafeez will lead Lahore Lions in the CLT20 2014 © AFP
Mohammad Hafeez will lead Lahore Lions in the CLT20 2014 © AFP

Karachi: Sep 8, 2014

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan all-rounder Manzoor Elahi’s son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn’t gone down too well with captain Mohammad Hafeez.

A well informed source told PTI that the board had without consulting or informing Hafeez included left-arm spinner Ali Manzoor as the 15th player in the touring squad. “He is the son of former Pakistan all-rounder, Manzoor Ellahi and has yet to represent Lahore or any other team in national T20 cricket,” the source disclosed.

He said although Hafeez was pretty upset with this sudden selection but he had kept quiet because the team was due to leave tonight for New Delhi. “Ali, 23, has played just 18 First-Class and eight List A matches and his performances in them has not been encouraging at all so his selection is a big surprise to everyone, the source disclosed.

The rest of the 14 players in the Lahore Lions are the same, who played in the national T20 event and won the title to earn the right to represent Pakistan in the Champions League. Manzoor Elahi whose two brothers Saleem and Zahoor also represented Pakistan is presently an employee of the cricket board.

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