PCB responds to Shahid Afridi’s allegations over Shaheen’s treatment



The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was quick to respond to the shocking revelation made by former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi about pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi’s knee rehabilitation in London.

The flamboyant all-rounder claimed that the PCB was not providing financial support to Shaheen for rehabilitation and medical treatment.

The cricket governing body, however, said in a statement, not directly addressing Shahid, that it has always been responsible for arranging medical care and rehabilitation of all of the players and will do so in future too.

“It goes without saying that the PCB has always been and will continue to be responsible for arrang-ing medical care and rehabilitation of all its players requiring any treatment,” read a statement originally issued to share updates on Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen’s medical rehabilitation.

The statement said that Fakhar — who had landed awkwardly on his right knee while fielding during the ACC T20 Asia Cup final in Dubai — will depart for London today (Friday) to undergo rehabilitation.

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

The PCB further stated that it will “make all relevant logistical arrangements for Fakhar,” who will remain under the supervision of its advisory panel.—Agencies


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