PCB clears Shadab Khan for World Cup after latest test results

Leg-spin crucial to World Cup success: Shadab Khan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has declared Shadab Khan as fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after his latest test results reflected zero viral load in his blood.
According to a press release issued by the PCB, the leg-spinner will now leave for London on Thursday, May 16, where he will consult Dr Patrick Kennedy on Friday, 17 May, before joining the team in Bristol on Monday, 20 May.
However, Shadab’s appearances in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches, scheduled for 24 and 26 May against Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively, are subject to his fitness and the team management’s decision.
“I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket. I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the viral infection and will be available for the World Cup,” said the leg spinner.
“Having played and won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, I understand the importance, flavour and glamour of global events and what success in such events mean to the players and the public. I am looking forward to featuring in the World Cup and will leave no stone unturned in helping Pakistan put up a strong show.”


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