Razzaq and Malik ruled out of South Africa series

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Both players will return to Pakistan immediately

Pakistan’s veteran duo of Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik have been ruled out of the national team’s tour of South Africa and will return home immediately.

Razzaq sustained a hamstring injury during a team training session, while Malik aggravated a finger injury he sustained during the second and final Twenty20 International against the Proteas on November 15 in Dubai.

“The decision was taken by the tour selection committee after consultation with the team’s doctor and a South African doctor,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement. “Razzaq suffered from a severe hamstring injury while training the day before yesterday while Malik’s hand injury was exacerbated because of the travel stress. The tour selection committee has not asked for replacements.”

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