Monday, December 5, 2022

PCB: Update on Shaheen Shah Afridi

Must Read

CWI: West Indies Women ready to face England as CG United ODIs bowl off

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies Captain Hayley Matthews is aware of the challenge of facing the England Women team but...

CWI: Marquino Mindley called up to join West Indies Test squad in Australia

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies Marquino Mindley is travelling to Australia as injury cover for the West Indies Men’s squad...

ECB: Inaugural ILT20 to launch with blockbuster clash between Dubai Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Photo Credit: Emirates Cricket Board The first edition of the International League T20 is assured to raise the roof of...

Photo Credit: Pakistan Cricket Board

  • Urdu version of the release is attached here

Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi will join the national squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 in Brisbane as per schedule on Saturday, 15 October, after undergoing his rehabilitation programme under the supervision of the PCB Medical Advisory Committee* at the Crystal Palace Football Club.

Consequently, Shaheen is now available for selection for the 17 and 19 October warm-up matches against England and Afghanistan, respectively during which his match fitness will be assessed by the team management.

Shaheen Shah Afridi: “I am super excited at the prospects of rejoining the national side for the T20 World Cup and playing my part in our Australia campaign. It has been a difficult period for me to be miles away from the game and the team I love the most, and not be part of some grueling and exciting matches.

“I have been bowling six to eight overs trouble-free for the past 10 days with full run-up and pace. While I have enjoyed bowling and batting in the nets, nothing can replace the feel of the match environment and I can’t wait to be in that setting.

“It has been a rigorous and challenging rehabilitation programme, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest, I am feeling fitter than ever before and can’t wait to wear the playing kit and fire a few thunderbolts.

“I want to thank the PCB Medical Advisory Committee as well as the Crystal Palace F.C. for allowing me to use their outstanding facilities and looking after me so well during the rehabilitation programme.”

Meanwhile, opener Fakhar Zaman, who is one of the three traveling reserves for the T20 World Cup, will also travel to Brisbane with Shaheen and National High Performance Centre coach Umar Rashid. Fakhar will complete his rehabilitation under the supervision of PCB’s Chief Medical Officer and team doctor Dr Najeebullah Soomro, following which decision on his participation, if required, will be made.

*The PCB Medical Advisory Committee includes London-based Dr Imtiaz Ahmad (Head of Medical Services at the Queens Park Rangers Football Club & Co-chair FA Medical Society) and Dr Zafar Iqbal (Consultant Sports & Exercise Medicine at the Crystal Palace Football Club & Co-chair FA Medical Society and has previously worked with Tottenham Hotspur FC, Liverpool FC and Kent County Cricket Club). Thee members provide independent medical advice to PCB Chief Medical Officer Dr Najeebullah Soomro (who is also a Member of ICC Medical Advisory Committee).

Previous updates on Shaheen Shah Afridi are available here and here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

become a cricexec insider!

Join for free and get:

  • The cricexec “daily briefing” newsletter
  • Exclusive industry reports
  • Invitations to industry events
  • Early access to industry job postings
  • Many other benefits!

Latest News

CWI: West Indies Women ready to face England as CG United ODIs bowl off

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies Captain Hayley Matthews is aware of the challenge of facing the England Women team but...

CWI: Marquino Mindley called up to join West Indies Test squad in Australia

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies Marquino Mindley is travelling to Australia as injury cover for the West Indies Men’s squad ahead of the 2ndTest in...

ECB: Inaugural ILT20 to launch with blockbuster clash between Dubai Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Photo Credit: Emirates Cricket Board The first edition of the International League T20 is assured to raise the roof of the Dubai International Stadium (Dubai,...

CWI: Brathwaite leads from the front, joins elite 5000 club

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies West Indies tour of Australia Series: Two matches for Frank Worrell trophy Day 4 of 1st Test Match Venue: Perth Stadium, Western Australia Toss:...

Cricket Australia: NRMA Insurance Perth Test – Day 5 entry by donation

Photo Credit: Cricket Australia If the NRMA Insurance Perth Test between Australia and West Indies at Perth Stadium goes to Day 5, entry will be...

More Articles Like This

Cricexec Newsletter