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Hasan Ali’s chances of making Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad look over, after he was dropped from their squad for the four-match series against England to make his Warwickshire debut in county cricket.

“The team management has decided to allow Hasan Ali to continue his commitment to county cricket,” the PCB said in a press release on Wednesday, on the morning of their first T20I against England in Leeds. “Initially, Hasan was chosen as a cover for Haris Rauf’s injury.”

Hasan earned a surprise T20I recall for Pakistan ahead of their recent series against Ireland, having played only three times in the format since the 2021 T20 World Cup. But he scored 0 in three overs in the series decider in Clontarf, and has now been released from the team.

Pakistan is yet to announce its provisional squad for the T20 World Cup but must submit a final 15-man list to the ICC before Saturday’s deadline.

Warwickshire have been overlooked by Hasan’s international recall but he will return to their squad ahead of their County Championship game against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford, starting on Friday. He will also be seen in the T20 Blast tournament which will start next week and he will stay in this team until the end of July.

Aamer Jamal, Hasan’s team-mate, was also at Warwickshire but took one wicket in his first two matches and lost his place in the squad in their recent defeat against Essex. “[Jamal] He’s struggling for rhythm and he’s not quite at the pace we’d like him to be,” said Mark Robinson, the Warwickshire manager after their defeat to Surrey.

Last week, the club brought in Canterbury seamer Michael Rae on a short-term deal, who took five wickets against Essex. With Chris Rushworth, Liam Norwell, Michael Booth and Craig Miles all out through injury, Barbados-born Che Simmons also made his first-class debut at Chelmsford, and recorded match figures of 5 for 71.

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