The Pakistan Tour Management Committee comprising of Team Manager Talat Ali, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, Head Coach Mickey Arthur held a meeting along with the Pakistan team Physiotherapist Vib Singh and Shoaib Malik to talk about his participation in the forthcoming three-match series against New Zealand commencing from January 22.
As per the reports, the tour management committee after receiving proper information from the top consultants in New Zealand. The decision was taken after the necessary medical tests of Shoaib Malik was done, and after knowing about his condition, it was decided to send him back to Pakistan. The committee felt that it was necessary for Malik to recuperate from the symptoms of the concussion he is showing recently.
“Shoaib Malik suffered a delayed concussion when he was hit on the head by a wayward throw during the ODI in Hamilton. He has been making good progress since suffering the delayed concussion and is showing daily signs of improvement. He has been advised to rest a minimum of seven to ten days for the concussion to resolve. The decision was made to give him the best chance to continue aiding his prognosis and that he should return home to recover in a familiar and comfortable environment,” said Pakistan team Physiotherapist Vib Singh.
No replacement has yet been named by the Tour Management Committee for Shoaib Malik in the T20I series.
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