Islamabad United’s spearhead and vice-captain Rumman Raees failed to recover in time for the remainder of the Pakistan Super League matches and hence will not be available for selection.
The 26-year-old left arm pacer stuck his knee in the ground while he looked to slide at the boundary to stop the ball during United’s clash against Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah on February 28 and since then had not played any part in the league.
He suffered a knee injury and team physio Errol Alcott issued the latest update.
“Rumman has been officially ruled out from the remaining of the PSL last evening. Errol Alcott, the Islamabad United physio has been in discussion with the knee specialist who has reviewed Rumman here at Saudi German Hospital, and they’ve concluded that while he has improved a lot, his knee is not holding up to the heavy load on landing impact on the knee whilst bowling and that he should take a rest to recover completely,” said a release.
“It is important to ISLU that the general well being of its players and their future success in their cricket endeavours is maintained, so while we are disappointed for Rumman in not being with us for the remainder of the PSL 3 tournament, we know getting him to rest is the right thing to do. We wish him the best of luck for the rest of 2018.”
Rumman is an integral part of Pakistan’s national team also and his fitness will not be risked.
Islamabad United will face Multan Sultans in their eighth match in the league in Sharjah on Tuesday. They are currently at second place in the table with ten points, as is Quetta who are at the top due to a better net run rate.