Naseem Shah's fitness in doubt for World Cup after medical report
By News Desk
September 21, 2023 02:13 PM
The cricket community awaits in anticipation as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) medical panel evaluates the condition of national fast bowler Naseem Shah, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
A recent medical report highlighted Naseem's unsatisfactory shoulder injury progress, casting doubt on his participation in the upcoming World Cup.
Insiders have revealed that the final verdict on whether Naseem will take the field for Pakistan in the World Cup will likely be reached today. Based on the medical report, it seems Naseem Shah might miss out on either the entire World Cup or at least a significant portion of it. This has left fans concerned about the young fast bowler's contribution to the tournament.
However, it is not just Naseem facing challenges. Ehsanullah is another player grappling with an injury, specifically an elbow issue, making his inclusion in the World Cup squad uncertain.
As Naseem's chances of playing diminish, PCB has reportedly decided that Zaman Khan will be stepping up to replace him in the World Cup squad.
Such changes showcase the board's dedication to ensuring the national team remains competitive despite unforeseen challenges.
Beyond player injuries, sources have confirmed that the selection committee has wrapped up its deliberations on the national squad for the World Cup. An official announcement regarding the squad can be expected within the next 24 hours.
The PCB medical panel is also said to be formulating a rehabilitation program for Naseem Shah to ensure his swift recovery.
Reporter Waseem Ahmad