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Super Sixes: Faisal Iqbal to lead Pakistan

Super Sixes: Faisal Iqbal to lead Pakistan

The middle order batsman will lead the former champions in next month's Super Sixes.

Karachi: Middle order batsman Faisal Iqbal will lead former champions Pakistan's challenge in next month's Super Sixes, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Iqbal, a regular member of Pakistan's Test squad but overlooked for one-day teams, led Pakistan in last year's event where Pakistan failed to reach the final.

England beat Australia to lift the title last year. Yasir Hameed, Ahmed Shahzad, Abdur Rauf, Anwer Ali, Junaid Zia and Sohail Khan are other members of the squad.

The tournament is to be held at the Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong on October 31 and November 1. The teams comprise six players each with one player as substitute.

The Hong Kong Sixes tournament was first held in 1992 and is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council. Pakistan won the inaugural event 17 years ago, then again in 1997, 2001 and 2002.

The organsiers say that six-a-side cricket is the quickest, most fun-filled version of the game and followed well in Hong Kong.

first published:September 15, 2009, 18:06 IST