LAHORE – Key pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi on Sunday left the T20 World Cup final showdown against England after what appeared to be a recurrence of a knee problem following a botched landing during the game.
Green Shirts now have heaved a sigh of relief as scans revealed no major concerns to a young player who hurt his knee on Sunday.
Pakistan Cricket Board shared an update on his injury, revealing Afridi's scans have shown no signs of an injury however he has been advised two-week rehabilitation.
PCB maintained that he was hurt due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing. Meanwhile, the Pakistani speedster will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning programme to strengthen his knee at the National High-Performance Centre a few days after his return to Pakistan, the board said in a statement.
His return to the game will be subject to the completion of the rehabilitation programme, it said.
On Monday, Shaheen was ruled out of the upcoming test series against England. Haris Rauf will be part of the Test squad as England will visit South Asian country next month for a three-match series.
To fill his gap, officials also mulled other options for the home series against England team which is scheduled to reach Pakistan on November 27.
Afridi earlier returned to T20 World Cup after missing Asia Cup, as well as the historic T20I series at home against England, in wake of a knee injury.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.
Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
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