On Thursday, former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi released a statement saying pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is paying for his own rehabilitation in England and staying in the UK on his own money. “He flew to the UK on his own ticket, he’s staying there on his own money, I’ve got him a doctor there, he’s contacted him there, the PCB doesn’t do anything in any of this. As far as I know he is doing everything possible to stay there and arrange coordination with doctors,” Afridi told Pakistan’s Sama TV.
However, late Thursday night, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a statement saying that the board will always be responsible for arranging medical care for all their players.
“The PCB is also pleased to advise and update that Shaheen Shah Afridi is making excellent progress in his rehabilitation in London and is on track to make a full recovery in time for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022,” the PCB said in a statement. official statement.
“It goes without saying that the PCB has always been and will continue to be responsible for arranging medical care and rehabilitation for all its players in need of any treatment,” it added.
The board also provided an injury update on Fakhar Zaman, stating that the lefthanded batter will leave for London on Friday for rehab.
Fakhar Zaman will leave for London on Friday to rehabilitate. Fakhar had landed awkwardly on his right knee while fielding during the ACC T20 Asia Cup final in Dubai. According to protocols, the PCB has scheduled its medical appointments with specialists who will be providing of the best medical care for his rehabilitation,” said the board.
“During his stay in London, the PCB will make all relevant logistical arrangements for Fakhar and he will remain under the supervision of the PCB Advisory Panel, which also includes Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad and Dr. Zafar Iqbal, who also deal with Shaheen Shah Afridi,” he said. the report. added.
Pakistan had named its T20 World Cup squad on Thursday and Fakhar was placed on the reserve list, while Shaan Masood was named in the World Cup tied squad.
T20 World Cup squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi , Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani
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