LAHORE - Injuries forced former Pakistan captains M Hafeez and Shahid Afridi to pull out from the fitness camp set to be held at the NCA from Sunday to Thursday.

The PCB  had decided to test the fitness of all central contracted cricketers ahead of the boot camp at the Military Academy in Kakul which starts May 14.

“I have told @TheRealPCB that I won't be available for fitness test due to knee niggle,” tweeted Afridi. “I want to regain fitness for Hampshire T20 stint. Will undergo fitness test as soon as I'm available for selection.”

Opener M Hafeez also declared unavailability for the NCA camp while Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will be absent too as he returned from pilgrimage on Sunday.  “I have injuries in the knee muscle and it’s very early to predict the recovery time,” Hafeez said. “It’s been six weeks now since I am carrying this injury and I am working hard towards recovery,” he added. He said he will try to make himself available for the Kakul boot camp and eventually for the England tour too. Pakistan are scheduled to play four Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 during England tour.