The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja, provided an update on pacer Shaheen Afridi health and participation in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup. Raja, on a TV show, said he has spoken with Shaheen and feels ready to play in the World Cup at 100%.
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Raja mentioned in the interview that the pacer would participate in practice matches before the October 23 event between Pakistan and India. Following the most recent scans and reports, the organization’s medical advisory committee and independent specialists recommended four to six weeks of rest for the pacer who suffered a Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injury while fielding in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle in July.
“Shaheen will be fully fit before the World Cup. He has told me that he is feeling much better now. The doctors also sent his video, and he is 90% fit now,” said the PCB chairman.
“Knee injuries can be critical at times. And if Shaheen does not feel completely better. Then the management will not risk including him in the squad,” he added.