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Shadab Khan Declared Fit For World Cup

LAHORE: Leg-spinner Shadab Khan has been declared fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after his latest test results reflected zero viral loads in his blood, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.

According to a press release issued by PCB, the leg-spinner will now leave for London on Thursday, 16 May, where he will consult Dr Patrick Kennedy on Friday, 17 May, before joining the team in Bristol on Monday, 20 May.

PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said: “Shadab is also one of the players who is respected immensely by all the participating sides as he is a quality bowler, fielder and batsman.”

Shadab was named in the original 15-player ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squad on 18 April. However, he was withdrawn from the series against England after blood tests revealed a virus that required treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks.

He has taken 47 wickets in 34 ODIs at an economy rate of 4.80 and has scored three half-centuries, averaging a shade under 30 with the bat.