Wednesday’s cover: Rameez Shahzad up to the task after long absence

UAE cricketer Rameez Shahzad makes the cover of The National Sport on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after earning a recall to the UAE national team.

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UAE cricketer Rameez Shahzad makes the cover of The National Sport on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after earning a recall to the UAE national team.

Over a decade after debuting for the UAE while still a schoolboy, Rameez Shahzad is ready for a belated second chance at international cricket.

The big-hitting batsman made his first-class bow for the national team against Ireland in 2005. But the time he spent studying in the UK while attempting to make it at Durham in the county game cost him eight years of his international career.

Read Paul Radley's full interview with Rameez here.

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