Shadab Khan

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan will leave for England today for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV).

According to the details, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set-up his appointment with Dr Patrick Kennedy on Thursday and Friday.

Shadab’s treatment is anticipated to require at least four weeks, and he will not be a part of Pakistan team in the upcoming series against England.

However, Shadab’s participation in the World Cup 2019 depends upon his recovery.

On Sunday, the head of national selection committee Inzamam Ul Haq announced the unfortunate news that the board conducted blood test of 20-year-old leg-spinner and the result showed that he is suffering from Hepatitis C Virus.

The board has replaced Shadab by his fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah for the five-match ODI series and the one-off T20I against England.

Meanwhile, Pakistan team have departed for England today, where they will play a five-match ODI series and one T20I before taking on West Indies in their first match of the Wolrd Cup on May 31 at Trent Bridge.