Cricket: Pakistan replace Wasim with Salim A REVOLT by Pakistan players succeeded yesterday when Wasim Akram was

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replaced as captain by Salim Malik for their forthcoming tour of Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Ten rebels had refused to tour under Wasim, because they wanted the selectors to restore Javed Miandad and two other Test players - Ramiz Raja and Aqib Javed - who had been dropped.

But the rebel players' spokesman, Waqar Younis, said he was happy with the decision after a committee, set up to replace the recently sacked Pakistan Cricket Board, defused the revolt by appointing Salim.

Waqar, who has now lost the tour vice-captaincy to the all-rounder, Asif Mujtaba, said: 'Our main aim was to change the captain and not force the ad hoc committee to include the three dropped players.'