Pakistan’s 16-year-old pacer Naseem Shah, who is currently in the Test squad for the series against Australia, will not be traveling back to the country after the untimely demise of his mother on Monday, Cricket Pakistan reported.

According to the details, the young pacer reportedly made had taken this decision after consulting with his family members in Pakistan. The Lower Dir native decided against going back due to the distance and time constraints involved.

Naseem will stay with the national team in Australia however he has been pulled out of the ongoing three-day practice match against Australia A.


Shah is part of the playing XI currently facing Australia A, however, he did not bat in Pakistan’s first innings, which concluded yesterday at the score of 428. He also did not take the field when the Australia A innings began.

The first Test match between Pakistan and Australia will start on November 21 in Brisbane.