LAHORE - All-rounder and big-hitter Abdul Razzaq omission from the Pakistan Super Sixes squad announced on Monday by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), who led Pakistan to title triumph in the last edition, may cost Pakistan dearly in the current edition to be played on October 27 and 28.

Presently, under wrath of the Board for breaching players code of conduct being a central contracted player over outbursts in the media over his exclusion from the recently-concluded World Twenty20 Cup semi-finals against Sri Lanka on desire of the Pakistan Twenty20 captain Hafeez and team management was not considered for the selection in the team as a punishment by the PCB to maintain discipline in the team.

In the last edition, captaining the team, Razzaq smashed 63 not out off 17 deliveries to help Pakistan set an imposing target of 155 against England in the final, where the later failed to achieve the required runs for victory and could manage 120 runs in response.

However, Razzaq later apologised after he received show cause notice from the PCB for breaching player's code of conduct. But it seems the apology didn't go well with the board and it might take some action against the all-rounder for the outburst and board is set to impose hefty fine on the all-roundel’s attitude. That is also a reason for his ouster from the tournament. The team announced by the board looked a bit weak and it would be difficult for Kamran Akmal to lead the team from the front. But it now depends on left-arm explosive opener Owais Zia and all-rounder Hammad Azam and Junaid Khan and if the bat and bowl according to their potential and prove their credentials then there are some chances that Pakistan could defend title successfully. Kamran and Umar Akmal are known as big hitters but most of the times fail to deliver for country when it is required. It was better for the Board to select Sharjeel Khan (Hyderabad) and Yasir Hameed in place of the Akmal brothers.