PCB confirms Shadab Khan’s participation in WC 19


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday declared star leg-spinner Shadab Khan fit to play the upcoming World Cup, slated to start from May 30 in England and Wales.

The 20-years-old spinner went through a blood test and the reports didn’t find traces of the viral disease. The leg-spinner will now join the team in Bristol on May 17.

Shadab will also consult Dr. Patrick Kennedy on Thursday (May 16) before joining the team. His inclusion in World Cup warm-up matches will depend on his fitness.

“I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket. I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the viral infection and will be available for the World Cup,” Shadab said after getting a green signal from the board to play the mega event.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan is currently playing England in five-match ODI series which the home side is leading with 1-0.