PCB confirmed they assigned a dedicated physiotherapist for Shaheen Afridi

PCB confirmed they assigned a dedicated physiotherapist for Shaheen Afridi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed a dedicated physiotherapist to look after fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi and batter Fakhar Zaman during the T20 World Cup in Australia.

The PCB has sent a physiotherapist to look after Shaheen Afridi and Fakhar Zaman during the T20 World Cup. The source confirmed that due their knee injuries, Dr Javed Akhtar Mughal was asked by board members if he could join them in Australia for treatment sessions with him on staff at London's Hospital England where they'll be based until further notice.

"Dr Mughal was part of the whole rehabilitation process that Shaheen and Fakhar went through in London so he knows their injuries very well. Which is why the PCB chairman decided that the two players, particularly Shaheen, need dedicated care during the World Cup," he said.

The PCB considered both players an asset for Pakistan cricket and knowing well how sensitive knee injuries can be, it was decided to send Dr Mughal out Australia. He'll look after them during events like these while they are being treated by football clubs' facilities in Crystal Palace or London." Afridi & Fakhar will join the team today Brisbane where we make a decision about whether he/she should play at World Cup's upcoming tournament starting on April 4th

The Pakistanis are set to take on India in their opening World Cup match at Melbourne on October 23. Afridi has been out of action since mid-July when he hurt his knee while fieldsing during the first Test against Sri Lanka, but it sounds like both players should be fit and ready for this big game.