October 20, 2016Print : Sports
KARACHI: Mohammad Irfan Senior, the captain-designate, will not be able to join the national team for the 4th Asian Champions Trophy, beginning in the Malaysian city of Kuantan from Thursday (today).
He could not get his passport back from an embassy in time.
The team has already reached Kuantan and will play its first match on Thursday (today).
Faisal Qadir is going to Malaysia as Irfan’s replacement, PHF announced on Wednesday.
Fareed Ahmed will captain the Pakistan team. Haseem Khan will be the vice-captain.
PHF said it was unaware that Irfan had submitted his passport to some embassy. Necessary disciplinary action will be initiated against him, it added.