Lahore: With uncertainty looming large over Shoaib Akhtar's return to action against England, Pakistan selectors are now planning to include the speedster as the 17th player of the originally planned 16-member squad.

"We are keeping all options open," chief selector Wasim Bari told The News.

"Shoaib is one of our key players and we would not be hasty when it comes to a decision over his inclusion (in the team)," he added. UNI

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