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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been asked to return from England after he failed two fitness tests in two days, ahead of the Champions Trophy next month. The selectors are considering Umar Amin and Haris Sohail as replacements. "He has failed two fitness tests during the ongoing camp there in England ahead of Champions Trophy," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told ESPNcricinfo. "So since we have a policy not to carry unfit players, it has been decided to call him back and send a replacement. We have a deadline until May 25 so we are deliberating on the possible replacements." In an annual assessment earlier this year, Akmal had weighed 91kgs with a fat-level reading of 115.6 - a measurement of over 100 is considered high. 91 Kgs
Umairee95 posted a topic in Cricket TalkFormer BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said the board is not mulling the option of playing Pakistan's home series at a neutral venue. “We have had a consistent policy that we will play on each other’s soil,” Shukla said. “Pakistan’s security situation is not such where you can have a series on their soil. Only Zimbabwe has played a series and no other countries are touring Pakistan. They are not being able to provide adequate security. First, you make your venues such where you can provide fool-proof security. And for India, the security concerns are even more. How can we risk our players?” Source: http://www.cricketopinion.com/news/india-pakistan-series-not-possible-without-governments-permission-bcci/