Bowler Shaheen Afridi diagnosed with dengue fever

LAHORE: Young Pakistani left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been diagnosed with dengue fever and was taken to a local hospital in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday.

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In a press release, PCB said Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of an ongoing pre-season training camp due to his diagnosis.

The press release read, “Shaheen was admitted in a local hospital yesterday and is under the treatment of specialists.”

Meanwhile, the PCB said that opening batsman Fakhar Zaman was also yet to resume training at the preseason camp due to an injury to his right knee.

The board said the opener underwent an MRI on Wednesday. “His scans will now be examined by the PCB Medical Advisory Panel, following which decision on his participation in the camp will be made,” it said.

Pakistan’s preseason cricket camp began August 20 at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The camp is aimed to enhance players’ fitness and stamina ahead of the team’s upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

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