Hameed eager to make IPL appearance

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Lahore, July 30 (ANI): Pakistan top order batsman Yasir Hameed is eagerly waiting to participate in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) next season.

Hameed said he is looking forward to play in IPL's third season next year as couple of franchises had approached him during the last auction.

"I am looking at what happens with the IPL with great interest as there were a couple of franchises who were thinking about signing me at the last auction. But sadly, with Pakistan players not being allowed to take part, that fell through. I hope that Pakistan players like me are given the opportunity to play in future competitions like the IPL," Hameed said.

Disappointment at being not considered for the 30-man ICC Champions Trophy provisional squad, Hameed said he has been working hard to regain his form and fitness.

"I've been working really hard this season in domestic cricket and was hoping that the selectors would give me a chance by naming me in the squad for the Champions Trophy," The Daily Times quoted Hameed, as saying.

Hameed, who last played for Pakistan in 2007, scored two centuries on his Test debut against Bangladesh, becoming only the second player to do so.

He scored 170 and 105 in first and second innings respectively on his debut in Karachi in 2003.Hameed's knock of 170 in the first innings against Bangladesh is still the highest score by a Pakistani on his debut. (ANI)

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