‘He spoke because PCB hasn't done anything’- Kamran Akmal supports Shahid Afridi’s claims on Shaheen issue

Shahid said that Shaheen is paying for his treatment in London by himself with no help from PCB.

Shaheen Afridi with Shahid Afridi | TwitterPakistani keeper-batter Kamran Akmal has supported former captain Shahid Afridi’s claims that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not help injured pacer Shaheen Afridi, who is currently in London getting treated for his knee issues.

Shahid Afridi, who is also the future father-in-law of Shaheen, had made explosive claims saying that the left-arm pacer was doing everything in London on his own, including paying for his ticket, accommodation, food, and doctors’ appointment, in which he helped Shaheen.

He also said that PCB is not paying anything for Shaheen’s treatment, who has been included in the Pakistani 15-man main squad for the T20 World Cup 2022.

Sharing his views on his YouTube channel, Akmal defended Afridi and claimed that the medical team of PCB wasted Shaheen's time by forcing the pacer to travel with the Babar Azam-led side.

"The PCB chairman must sack the guys responsible for the Shaheen Afridi fiasco. Did Ramiz Raja ask if Afridi's treatment was happening under the PCB's supervision? What about the travel and accommodation expenses? Shahid Afridi would never have made such a statement if PCB had paid for all the expenses. He spoke because PCB hasn't done anything. The medical team initially wasted 35-40 days by making him travel with the team," Akmal said on his YouTube channel.

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"Shaheen was forced to go to London as PCB's medical team didn't provide him any proper treatment. He did the right thing by departing for London instead of wasting more time. If he had made this decision a bit earlier, he would have been playing the home series against England," said Akmal who played 58 T20Is for Pakistan.

Akmal further said that Shaheen was able to resume training just two days after reaching London. H then compared it to how the 'incompetent' medical staff of the PCB staff had made Shaheen tape his knee at the ICC academy instead of diagnosing his issue and treating him properly. 

Just two days after reaching London, he was able to resume his training. Whereas, the PCB medical team made him tape his knee when he was at the ICC Academy. This shows how incompetent the medical staff is. The board says they have arranged the doctors, but Shahid Afridi has said that it was he who made the arrangements. The PCB is just trying to do damage control by sending Fakhar Zaman to London for his rehab," he added.


By Jatin Sharma - 18 Sep, 2022

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