Virus-free Shadab cleared for World Cup | Sunday Observer

Virus-free Shadab cleared for World Cup

KARACHI AFP: Fast-rising Shadab Khan was Tuesday cleared to play the World Cup later this month after latest blood tests showed he was clear of previously diagnosed hepatitis.

The 20-year-old was last month withdrawn from Pakistan’s squad for the one-off Twenty20 and five-match one-day series in England after the hepatitis virus was found in his blood, also leaving him doubtful for the World Cup.

But the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) says he is now clear and will be part of the World Cup starting in UK from May 30.

“The leg-spinner will now leave for London on Thursday, 16 May, where he will consult Dr Patrick Kennedy on Friday, 17 May, before joining the team in Bristol on Monday, 20 May,” said a PCB rlease.

Shadab will join the team but will continued to be monitored for team’s World Cup 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, added the release.