The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has responded to Shahid Afridi’s claim that the board did not cover the expenses of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s medical treatment in London.
“It goes without saying that the PCB has always been and will continue to be responsible for arranging medical care and rehabilitation of all its players requiring any treatment,” the PCB said in a statement. Faizan Lakhani reported for Geo News that Shaheen Shah Afridi did pay for his own ticket from Dubai to London.
Shahid Afridi earlier revealed that Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi did not get any support from the PCB for his knee rehabilitation in London.
Talking to The Current, Shahid Afridi said that he arranged the doctor for Shaheen in England. Lala said that it is quite disappointing that the PCB has not made any effort to rehabilitate Pakistan’s star bowler.
“Shaheen went to England at his own expense. I arranged for a doctor there after his knee injury. PCB should have taken an initiative. After all, their star bowler was battling an injury. Instead, Shaheen and I had to make an effort. This is unacceptable that players have to do this on their own. It is the responsibility of the Board to help cricketers but they are not bothered, unfortunately,” said Afridi.
“I would make an effort for any and all players of Pakistan who have performed for the country. It is sad when they’re not supported by the PCB,” added Lala.
Shaheen was ruled out of the T20 Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan lost the final match to Sri Lanka.
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However, Shaheen was named in Pakistan’s squad for T20 World Cup 2022 and the tri-nation series in New Zealand.
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