Shaheen Afridi leaves for London to complete his rehab

Massive Blow for Pakistan as Shaheen Afridi ruled out form Asia Cup

Massive Blow for Pakistan cricket as Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of the Asia Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed today. Following the most recent scans and reports, the PCB Medical Advisory Committee and independent doctors have suggested the 22-year-old take a 4-6 weeks break.

PCB Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Najeebullah Soomro said

“I have spoken with Shaheen and he is understandably upset with the news, but he is a brave young man who has vowed to come back strongly to serve his country and team. Although he has made progress during his rehabilitation in Rotterdam, it is now clear he will require more time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October.

“PCB’s Sports & Exercise Medicine Department will be working closely with the player over the coming weeks to ensure his safe return to competitive cricket.”

Massive Blow for Pakistan as Shaheen Afridi ruled out form Asia Cup
Asia Cup Championship 2022

Massive Blow

Afridi will miss the Asia Cup as well as the home series against England but is expected to return to competitive cricket in October with the New Zealand T20I tri-series, which will be followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022.

During the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle last month, Shaheen injured the ligaments in his right knee while fielding.

Shaheen will stay with the Pakistani team until his recovery is complete. Soon, PCB will reveal Shaheen’s replacement for the Asia Cup.

Also, read more about Asia Cup

Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jnr.

Pakistan will arrive in Dubai on Monday 22 Aug 2022.

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