Lahore (Staff Report): Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has once again failed a fitness test and he will likely to miss next month’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy , set to be jointly hosted by England and Wales.

According to sources, the team management has already sent Umar’s report to the cricket board and asked for left-handed batsman Haris Sohail to be included as his replacement.

The team management has also asked for pacer Mohammad Abbas’ inclusion in the squad in place of young leg-spinner Shadab Khan.

The changes to the final squad are unlikely to need ratification from the ICC as according to tournament rules, teams are allowed to tweak their squads until May 24.