Injured Irfan ruled out of remaining England series

CARDIFF: Pakistani fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the remaining part of the series in England due to a hamstring and calf injury, the Pakistan Cricket Board said Saturday.


The paceman had suffered from cramps while playing the fourth ODI against England at Headingley.

Irfan initially suffered cramps in his hamstring in that match and came off to receive treatment. He returned to play and later on complained of cramps again in his left and right calf, which prevented him bowling further in the match.

The bowler will return to Pakistan soon and will work on his fitness in NCA, said the PCB.

Meanwhile, a PCB statement said the team management has asked to retain Hassan Ali for the T-20I against England on September 7, 2016.

The national selection committee has concurred with this request and the Board has agreed to name Hassan Ali in place of Mohammad Irfan for the T20, said the cricketing board.


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