Archive photo of Saqlain Mushtaq.© AFP
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has sanctioned one million rupees for the knee treatment of national team coach Saqlain Mushtaq. According to a report in ‘Daily Jang’ newspaper, Ramiz decided to release the amount immediately after national team doctor Najeeb Soomro asked him to provide one million rupees for the treatment of a chronic knee problem that Saqlain had suffered. faced for a while. The amount was sought while the team was recently in the Netherlands for an ODI series and where Saqlain was seeking treatment.
The report said Saqlain, who had been appointed head coach earlier this week, complained of knee pain after a hiatus.
“What’s different about this case is the way the amount was quickly tracked for the treatment of Saqlain,” said a trusted source.
He said that the PCB normally provided medical coverage to its contracted players and employees, but the funds were released through proper process.
“But in this case, Ramiz made an exception because Saqlain had been complaining about his knee problem for a while and because the team doctor advised to release the amount,” the source said.
Interestingly, Saqlain, 45, who played 49 Tests and 169 ODIs for Pakistan for a total of 496 international wickets, also saw his career end due to a knee injury.
Saqlain has been in the spotlight in recent days for his comments at press conferences that have left people baffled.
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