Kabir Ali, the Worcestershire pace bowler overlooked for England's one-day team after the 5-0 whitewash against Sri Lanka, is in a seven-man squad - under the captaincy of former England allrounder Dominic Cork - for the Hong Kong Sixes on November 11 and 12.

Veteran Essex pace bowler Darren Gough has also been selected only weeks after a shin injury cut short his oneday series campaign against Pakistan.

David Graveney, the England chairman of selectors and Sixes manager, said: "We have not considered players named in the England academy squad or the Ashes squads but have selected a very strong squad of players exceptionally well-suited to this format of cricket - four of whom have represented England in one-day international cricket this year.

"We have not selected a specialist wicketkeeper for the squad because Mal Loye is capable with the gloves - and his explosive batting should be a real asset for the team."

The other competing nations are Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand.

ENGLAND SQUAD: D Cork (capt), D Gough, Kabir Ali, T Bresnan (Yorkshire), G Chapple (Lancs), Mal Loye (wkt, Lancs), D Maddy (Leicestershire).

n Michael Vaughan, the England captain plagued by an injured knee, hopes to play club cricket in Australia and to be fit for the first trinations one-day series match againt Australia in Melbourne on January 12.

"The last stage of the rehab will be to get out on the pitch, batting and bowling, and I hope to do that some time in December," he said. "I've done some straight-line running. That has gone pretty well - but it is the twisting and turning which will be the tough one." n The Board of Control for Cricket in India have been warned they could put the 2011 World Cup in jeopardy after refusing to sign a commercial contract with the International Cricket Council.

India are set to co-host the event with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh but the BCCI have objected to the Members' Participation Agreement which covers sponsorship deals for major ICC events between 2007 and 2015.

ICC president Percy Sonn said: "If the BCCI fail to agree to terms of the MPA, it will of course mean they could not continue as one of the joint hosts of World Cup 2011."

The BCCI have to October 11 to notify the ICC of specific objections to the contract. n Australia fast bowler Stuart Clark will miss the Champions' Trophy in India this month because of a thigh injury suffered playing club cricket. Clark, aged 31, is hopeful of recovering for the first Test match against England in Brisbane, starting on November 23. n Cricket World Cup officials will on Monday announce the replacement for the Brian Lara Stadium, which was dropped as a venue because work will not be completed in time. The ground had been due to host warm-up matches involving Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa and Canada.