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Since 1st March, 1999
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Hameed to stay back for ODIs
- Board agrees to captain's request

Bangalore: Opener Yasir Hameed, who scored an excellent 76 in the Pakistan second innings, has been rewarded by Inzamam-ul Haq: He's going to stay back as the 17th member of the ODI squad.

'Yes, the captain did make a request and the Board has agreed,' manager Saleem Altaf told The Telegraphon Monday evening. Laughing, he added: 'If you win, quite a few things can be done...'

Apparently, Inzamam made the request in a one-on-one with Board chairman Shaharyar Khan. The latter then spoke to chief selector Wasim Bari.

Hameed, it may be recalled, was to head home ' with Taufeeq Umar and Mohammed Khalil ' after the final Test. Now, only Umar and Khalil will be leaving.

The ones picked exclusively for the six ODIs are: Shahid Nazir, Rao Iftikhar and Mohammed Hafeez. The trio joins teammates in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Pakistan are to play a limited overs warm-up match there prior to the ODI series which gets underway in Kochi on April 2.

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