Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to send fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to London for rehab. According to the chief medical officer of the national cricket team, the fast bowler’s knee needs specialist care and world-class facilities are available in London in this regard. He said that the medical department of the cricket board will take daily feedback regarding Shaheen Afridi and it is hoped that the fast bowler will get fit before the World Cup.
PCB decided to send Shaheen Shah Afridi to London for rehab
Shaheen Shah Afridi will be under the supervision of the PCB Advisory Panel in London. The panel includes Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed and Dr. Zafar Iqbal. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed has been the Head of Medical Services at Queens Park Rangers Football Club since 2016, while Dr. Zafar has been the Head of Sports Medicine at Crystal Palace Football Club since 2015. He has previously worked with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Liverpool Football Club and Kent County Cricket Club. Shaheen Afridi was injured while fielding in the first Test match in Sri Lanka last month and injured his knee. Shaheen Afridi also missed the second Test match against Sri Lanka, ODI series against Netherlands due to injury. Shaheen Afridi is also not part of the Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup and his return to international cricket is subject to fitness