Naseem Shah ruled out of National T20 Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan young speedster Naseem Shah has been ruled from the remainder of the ongoing National T20 Cup First XI, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

According to a statement issued in this regard today (Saturday), the right-arm pacer, who was playing for Central Punjab, left the competition after complaining of a niggle in the groin.

Naseem Shah has been replaced by left-arm pacer Waqas Maqsood who had a great time in the recently concluded Second XI tournament. Naseem only managed to play two matches in the ongoing tournament where he claimed two wickets at an average of 35.50 along with an economy rate of 8.87.

The statement further informed that Naseem has now been asked to report to the National High Performance Centre in Lahore where the PCB medical panel will carry out a detailed and complete investigation on his injury.

Director – Medical and Sports Sciences, Dr Sohail Saleem said, “Naseem is an asset who needs to be handled with care. As soon as he showed discomfort, we decided to withdraw him from the tournament and bring him to Lahore so that we can investigate the injury.”

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