ICC extends deadline for Pakistan to name squad

KARACHI,  (Reuters) – The International Cricket  Council (ICC) has extended its deadline for Pakistan to name  their preliminary squad for next year’s 50 overs World Cup until  Jan. 5.  

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source told Reuters yesterday that the board had asked the ICC to extend its deadline  of Dec. 19 while it sought information from three players who  are being investigated for alleged spot-fixing.  

“The ICC has given until January 5 to announce our squad,” a  PCB official said.  
Former test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad  Amir and Mohammad Asif have already been suspended during an  investigation into newspaper reports that they deliberately  arranged for no-balls to be delivered in the fourth test against  England this year.

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