Shaheen and Shahid Afridi. Photo- Twitter
Shaheen and Shahid Afridi. Photo- Twitter

Last Update on: September 16th, 2022 at 02:41 pm

In a statement released on Thursday, the Pakistan Cricket Board rejected the assertion made by former all-rounder Shahid Afridi that Shaheen Afridi’s knee rehabilitation is not being supported by the PCB.

According to PCB’s statement, the board has always been in charge of setting up medical care and rehabilitation for any of its players who need it. This responsibility will not change. 

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi Photo Credit: (Twitter)

The PCB Has Not Done Anything For Shaheen Afridi: Shahid Afridi

Notably, Shahid Afridi had criticised PCB, claiming the organisation was not paying for the star pacer’s recovery. 

“Shaheen Afridi has gone on his own to England. He has even paid for his own ticket. He is staying in England on his own money. I arranged a doctor for him, and then he contacted the doctor when he landed there.

“The PCB hasn’t done anything, From the coordination to his accommodation, he is doing everything on his own. Zakir Khan (PCB’s director of international cricket) spoke to him just once or twice,” Afridi said in a discussion on Samaa TV. 

The Pakistan board also issued an update on the injuries to Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen Afridi. In the final versus Sri Lanka, which Pakistan ultimately lost, Zaman experienced a knee injury. 

Fakhar Zaman To Depart For London To Undergo Rehabilitation

According to PCB’s announcement, Zaman will go for London on September 1 to begin his rehabilitation. 

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman. (Photo: Twitter)

“Fakhar Zaman will depart for London on Friday to undergo rehabilitation. Fakhar had landed awkwardly on his right knee while fielding during the ACC T20 Asia Cup final in Dubai.

As per the protocols, the PCB has scheduled his medical appointments with specialists who will be providing the best medical care for his rehabilitation,” PCB’s statement read. 

During his stay in London, the PCB will make all relevant logistical arrangements for Fakhar and he will remain under the supervision of the PCB Advisory Panel, which includes Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad and Dr. Zafar Iqbal, who are also treating Shaheen Shah Afridi. 

Shaheen Afridi Making Excellent Progress: PCB

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi. Credits: Twitter

PCB also stated that Shaheen Afridi is making “excellent progress in his rehabilitation in London”

“The PCB is also pleased to advise and update that Shaheen Shah Afridi is making excellent progress in his rehabilitation in London and is on track to make a full recovery in time for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022. 

“It goes without saying that the PCB has always been and will continue to be responsible for arranging medical care and rehabilitation of all its players requiring any treatment. 

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