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Mohammad Hasnain called back by PCB to play in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Mohammad Hasnain has been asked to cut short his Caribbean Premier League stint and return to Pakistan immediately to participate in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

The 19-year-old paceman had originally obtained a No-Objection Certificate to play the entirety of the tournament in the West Indies but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revoked the agreement.

Hasnain, representing the Kieron Pollard-led Trinbago Knight Riders, has provided regular breakthroughs for his CPL franchise in their unbeaten run this season so far.

He picked up the vital scalps of Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton during Trinbago's win against Jamaica Tallawahs raising his tally to six wickets across four games.

Hasnain shot to prominence earlier this year when he played an important role in Quetta Gladiators' PSL title-winning campaign.

His claim to fame was the ability to clock speeds in excess of 150kph consistently, which eventually earned him a spot in Pakistan's World Cup squad.

However, Hasnain failed to make his debut appearance in the 50-over showpiece event and remained on the sidelines throughout Pakistan's fifth-place finish in the tournament.

Hasnain, who has played only two first-class matches, is a part of Sindh's First XI side captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

The decision to recall him for domestic duty might be driven by the recent announcement by Wahab Riaz to take an indefinite break from red-ball cricket, which was preceded by Mohammad Amir's retirement from Test cricket.

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