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Moin Khan, the wicketkeeper, is to lead Pakistan in next month's Asia Cup in Sharjah but there is no place for the former captain Salim Malik, who faces bribery allegations. The Pakistan Cricket Board omitted three other players from a party of 14 named yesterday - the batsman Ijaz Ahmed, who enjoyed a successful tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe recently, the off-spinner Akram Raza and the paceman Kabir Khan. The PCB chief executive Arif Ali Abbasi said the omissions were linked with indiscipline.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Hamilton, NZ): New Zealand 280 for 6 (50 overs; N Astle 95, A Parore 61no); Sri Lanka 117 for 6 (31 overs). New Zealand bt Sri Lanka on faster run rate.

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