LAHORE (Online) – Zafar Gohar, the left-arm spin bowler who recently featured in Pakistan ‘A’ team’s two matches against England, has been selected as a temporary replacement for injured Yasir Shah.

Shah suffered from a back injury during the Team Pakistan practice session at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday morning, the PCB said.


A press release issued by PCB said that Yasir Shah has not yet been ruled out of the first Test match, and a final decision on fielding him or not shall be taken before the match commences on Tuesday.

Earlier, Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam informed the media that Yasir Shah got injured during practice and a replacement is required on urgent basis.


“After having discussed the matter with my fellow selectors it has been decided that Zafar Gohar is the logical choice to be sent over to fill the gap for a temporary period,” he added.