LAHORE The three Pakistan cricketers accused of spot-fixing were left out of the remaining part of England tour because the Pakistan Cricket Board did not have many choices left, and the decision would help avoid further controversy. Announcing a 13-member Pakistan team, manager Yawar Saeed said that the three, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Amir and test captain Salman Butt, will be meeting Pakistan Cricket Board chief and they will not be part of the team. As the three have been dropped from the side, Yawar clarified that not all might be suspended. The announcement of dropping came at a time when the England team raised concern over the inclusion of the three in the team. The England team expressed its desire that the Pakistan players named in the betting probe should sit out the rest of the tour. England are set to play Pakistan in two Twenty20 matches and five one-dayers. Professional Cricketers Association boss Angus Porter had said that the England team thought it preferable that those involved did not play. Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Kamran Akmal have all been questioned by police, although Akmal is no longer under investigation. Porter said: Speaking on behalf of the England team we can say we think it would be preferable if those individuals who are named do not play in the forthcoming series. The Pakistan officials are understood to have agreed that the three players under investigation should miss the series. An official said that the decision had more to do with players personal desire to stay out due to mental torture and not due to the insistence of the England team. Great players come and go but cricket must move on. We have asked the board to provide alternate players, Yawar said in a statement. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt said on Wednesday that the players could still play some part in the tour. But Saeed said: I decided to leave them out. Theyve not been suspended. When we play the one-day internationals we will be asking for replacements to make the squad up to 16. We have not decided on replacements, but all Pakistan cricketers are contenders. The selectors will decide.