Multan will host two day-night practice matches between members of Pakistan's preliminary Champions Trophy squad on August 8 and 9 after heavy rains forced the venue to be shifted out of Lahore. The matches will provide an opportunity for the players to impress the national selectors ahead of the August 11 deadline for naming the final squad.
Shahid Afridi and Salman Butt have decided to give the camp a miss, while Yasir Arafat is busy with his county commitments, which means that the teams will be formed from among the remaining 27 players.
The Champions Trophy starts September 11.
The two teams will be picked from the following :
Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul Haq, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, Ahmed Shehzad, Khurram Manzoor, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan, Azhar Ali, Bazid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mansoor Amjad, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Mohammad Ali, Iftikhar Anjum, Sohail Khan, Abdur Rauf, Wahab Riaz, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Aamer, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal