Faisal Iqbal to lead Pakistan in Hong Kong Super Sixes

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal will lead former champions Pakistan's challenge in next month's Super Sixes, selectors announced Saturday.

Mohammad Salman, Waqas Ahmed, Raheel Majeed, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Talah and Kamran Younis are also in the squad.

Pakistan will be among eight teams in the sixes tournament to be staged at the Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong on November 8 and 9.

Pakistan, arch-rivals India, England and South Africa are in one group, while Australia, hosts Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and an All Stars team will be in the other group.

The teams are comprised of six players with one player as substitute.

The Hong Kong Sixes tournament was first held in 1992 and is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.

Pakistan won the inaugural event 16 years ago.

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