hafeez: Hafeez out of national T20 after contracting dengue, doubtful for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Hafeez was on Wednesday dominated out of the continued National T20 Championship after contracting dengue and has additionally been rendered doubtful for upcoming T20 World Cup within the UAE.
Hafeez, who will flip 41 subsequent month, is now beneath therapy at his dwelling in Lahore and it stays to be seen if he’ll achieve health in time for the mega ICC occasion, beginning October 17.
“It depends on the severity of the dengue virus that one has contracted but yes it is an illness that leaves one pretty weak and it takes around a month to regenerate platelets and make a full recovery,” a neighborhood physician stated.
A dependable supply within the Pakistan Cricket Board stated that the medical panel of the board was in contact with Hafeez and conserving an in depth watch on his therapy and restoration.
The Pakistan World Cup squad is anticipated to depart round October 14 for the World Cup.
Initially Hafeez had complained of meals poisoning when he was staying on the staff lodge in Rawalpindi for the primary leg of the National championship however when his situation did not enhance he went to Lahore the place he was recognized to have contracted dengue.
Hafeez is one of Pakistan’s most senior gamers after Shoaib Malik having appeared in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 113 T20 internationals.
His latest type has not been good however he was seen as an automated choice for the World Cup after scoring a heap of runs in late 2019 and 2020 in T20 internationals as the previous captain has now retired from Tests and ODIs.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set October 10 because the deadline for the World Cup collaborating nations to make adjustments of their squads introduced earlier this month.
Teams are additionally allowed to have travelling reserves with them within the event at their very own bills because the ICC is footing the invoice for solely 15 gamers and eight officers for every staff.
Hafeez lately was in disagreement with the PCB after he was requested to prematurely terminate his contract with the Guyana franchise and return dwelling early from the Caribbean Premier League.
The former captain was not amused with the state of affairs as he was given a deadline till September 12 to return to Lahore or danger being dropped for the World Cup.
The board had earlier given NOCs to all gamers to play within the CPL and report again for the house sequence in opposition to New Zealand by September 17.

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