Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi out of Asia Cup

The left-arm pacer had suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

DUBAI: In a huge blow to Pakistan, star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup with injury.

Afridi has been advised 4-6 weeks rest by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s medical advisory committee, the board said in a statement on Saturday. Shaheen Afridi will also miss Pakistan’s home series against England.

“Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised 4-6 weeks rest by the PCB Medical Advisory Committee and independent specialists following latest scans and reports. This means Shaheen has been ruled out of the ACC T20 Asia Cup and home series against England,” the Pakistan board said in its statement.

The left-arm pacer had suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

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