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Shaheen Afridi to Miss Out on the Asia Cup

Shaheen Afridi Celebrating

Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup due to a ligament injury in his right knee.

This news came as a huge blow to the Pakistan team as Afridi was advised to take a four to six weeks rest.

Afridi is expected to miss out on the Asia Cup as well as the home series facing England. Although he is expected to be able to participate in the New Zealand T20I tri-series and the ICC Mens’ T20 World Cup Australia.

He got injured in the Test Match against Sri Lanka during fielding last month in Galle.

Afridi was ruled out of two major series, after PCB Medical Advisory Committee and multiple other specialists advised him to rest following his most recent scans.

In a recent statement PCB Chief Medical Officer, Dr Najeebullah Soomro said, “I have spoken with Shaheen and he is understandably upset with the news, but he is 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.”

A replacement for Shaheen Afridi will be announced by the PCB soon. Afridi to remain with Pakistan’s squad until he is completely rehabilitated.

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