Wednesday, April 24, 2024

PCB: Injury update on Bilawal Bhatti

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Photo Credit: Pakistan Cricket Board

Urdu version of the media release attached

The computerised tomography (CT) scan conducted on Bilawal Bhatti in a local hospital on Monday afternoon was all clear and the all-rounder has been discharged from the hospital, but advised complete rest for the next few days.

The following is the sequence of events:

· Bilawal Bhatti was hit on the side of his head off a Khurram Shahzad short-pitched delivery in 84.1 overs (11.24am) when Southern Punjab were 311 for six

·  As per 1.2.7.1.2 of the playing conditions, available here, Bilawal was inspected by the Team Medical Representative and was subsequently walked off the ground

· In the team treatment room, the Team Medical Representative asked Bilawal Bhatti a series of standard concussion-related questions. Bilawal was given a clearance to resume his innings, if required, after responding correctly to the standard questions asked in concussion-related injuries

· Bilawal returned to the field at the fall of Southern Punjab’s ninth wicket in 90.5 overs

·  Bilawal was the last batsman out in 92.2 overs after facing seven deliveries following his return. He faced a total of 11 deliveries

· During the innings break, Bilawal was again inspected by the Team Medical Representative, who decided to take the fast bowler to a hospital for precautionary tests

· At the National Stadium, ambulance services, as per the PCB’s in-venue requirements, were available, which was used to transport the player to a local hospital

·  Article 1.2.7 of the PCB playing conditions, which deals with the concussion replacement, is available on the PCB corporate site under Documents/Playing Conditions.

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