Pakistan duo added to squad

Yasir Arafat

Yasir Arafat © Getty Images

Yasir Arafat and Abdul Rehman have been approved as replacements in Pakistan's ICC Champions Trophy squad following the withdrawal of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday that Shoaib and Asif had failed a drugs test for a banned substance.

All-rounder Arafat and left-arm spinner Rehman, who are expected to travel to India as soon as possible, are the fifth and sixth players respectively to be approved as replacements during the tournament and take the tally of new players called up for Pakistan to three.

They follow Faisal Iqbal into the squad after he stepped in for the suspended Inzamam-ul-Haq.

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