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Shaheen Shah Afridi ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup due to a knee injury

PCB's medical staff is working closely with Afridi to make his international comeback hassle-free and as quickly as possible.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan’s premier pacer, has been disqualified from the Asia Cup 2022. The event will take place in the UAE from August 27 to September 11. The news gave a severe blow to Pakistan before the Asia Cup 2022. Shaheen has been given 4-6 weeks of recovery as he still hasn’t fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered in the first Test against Sri Lanka last month.

“Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised 4-6 weeks rest by the PCB Medical Advisory Committee and independent specialists following latest scans and reports. This means Shaheen has been ruled out of the ACC T20 Asia Cup and home series against England, but is expected to return to competitive cricket in October with the New Zealand T20I tri-series, which will be followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022. Shaheen had suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.”

PCB SAID IN A STATEMENT.

“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.”

PCB CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER SAID

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Shaheen Shah Afridi ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup due to a knee injury

Shaheen Shah Afridi will stay with the squad to complete his rehabilitation. His replacement for the Asia Cup will be announced shortly. However, Pakistan will open their Asia Cup 2022 campaign against arch-rivals India on August 28 in Dubai. Interestingly, both the sub-continent teams will play without their star pacers. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out for the Asia Cup 2022 due to his back issue. Furthermore, Bumrah’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup too, is in doubt. The pacer is now undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy, and no date has been set for his comeback.

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