The enfant terrible of Pakistan cricket, Ahmed Shehzad has written a letter to Pakistan Cricket Board and requested the authorities to include him in the training camp for the tour of England.
Sources said Shehzad has assured in the letter that he will improve his discipline, for which he was dropped by the selection committee.
The boot camp will start in Abbottabad from May 14 and Shehzad had publicly showed disappointment over being dropped from the 35 probables. The maverick opener had also hinted that he will soon be back in the team and said that no one can stop him from playing for Pakistan.
Pakistan’s newly inducted chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq had stressed that there will be no compromise on discipline and that Shehzad and other dropped player Umar Akmal were left out on disciplinary grounds.
Inzamam had said that the decision to drop the two players was taken on the feedback from now-resigned head coach Waqar Younis and former chief selector Haroon Rasheed.
Shehzad and Umar are touted as huge talent but have not done justice to that talent. Shehzad was dropped from the team for February’s Asia Cup but was later included in the World T20 in India.
There are reports that Inzamam will resist the inclusion of Shehzad but there are signs that the opener may be included as the 36th player.
Sources said the PCB has yet to reply to Shehzad’s letter.