Asif ruled out of first one-day international

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LAHORE, Oct 17 (Reuters) Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has been ruled out of the first one-day international against South Africa on Thursday due to an elbow injury, manager Talat Ali said today.

''He is required to have more rest to regain full fitness,'' Ali told reporters.

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said Asif could also be disciplined after signing a contract with English county Surrey for next season.

The official said Asif had not received permission from the PCB.

REUTERS BJR KN2005

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