PCB to fly Fakhar Zaman to London for rehabilitation
The board is sending Zaman for rehabilitation after he ‘landed awkwardly on his right knee’ while fielding in Asia Cup
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board announced to fly left-hand batter Fakhar Zaman to London on September 16 (tomorrow) to undergo rehabilitation, the board said in a statement on Thursday.
“Fakhar had landed awkwardly on his right knee while fielding during the ACC T20 Asia Cup final in Dubai. As per the protocols, the PCB has scheduled his medical appointments with specialists who will be providing the best medical care for his rehabilitation,” the statement read.
The Pakistani opener, during his stay in London, will remain under the supervision of the PCB Advisory Panel, which includes Dr Imtiaz Ahmad and Dr Zafar Iqbal. The board will make all relevant logistical arrangements for the batter.
The panel is also said to be already treating Shaheen Shah Afridi for knee problem.
Updating about the progress on Shaheen Shah Afridi’s rehabilitation, PCB said that the pacer is making “excellent progress in his rehabilitation in London”. The statement read that Shaheen is on track to make a “full recovery in time for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022”.
Following veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi’s claims about the board’s negligence in Shaheen’s rehabilitation, the board clarified saying that the PCB has always been and will continue to be responsible for arranging medical care and rehabilitation of all its players requiring any treatment.