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Thursday 18 January 2018
Cricket

Shah replaces Khan in Knight Riders squad

Former Trinbago Knight Rider Shadab Khan, who is set to be replaced after being called back by Pakistan for national and domestic duties. (PHOTO COURTESY CRICKET WEST INDIES.)

Pakistani Yasir Shah has replaced his countryman Shadab Khan on the Trinbago Knight Riders squad for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League.

Shah was expected to play last night for the Knight Riders against Guyana Amazon Warriors in eliminator two. The winner of last night’s match will face St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in tomorrow’s final at Brian Lara Cricket Academy from 9 pm. Khan was called up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play three T20 internationals against a World XI starting on Tuesday. Khan’s absence is another big blow for the Trinbago Knight Riders who have been forced to do without the prolific New Zealander Brendon McCullum who fractured his arm just before the CPL playoffs started. They also missed out on South African Hashim Amla after the opener got injured prior to the CPL.

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