Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2022. He has been advised four to six weeks rest by the medical team following an injury to the right knee ligament.
Shaheen will also miss the home series against England but is expected to return before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. He suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
“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,” PCB Chief Medical Officer, Dr Najeebullah Soomro said.
“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.” — (Sportstar)