CWC 2023: Moin Khan blames PCB and medical team for Naseem Shah's injury ahead of World Cup 2023

Naseem Shah suffered a shoulder injury during the Asia Cup 2023.

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Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team arrived in India for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on September 27, while Naseem Shah had to stay back at home due to a shoulder injury, and it would be really breaking for the young pace sensation.

Naseem suffered a shoulder injury during the Asia Cup 2023, which eventually ruled him out of the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, for which the former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Moin Khan blamed the Pakistan team management and the medical team.

Moin claimed that Naseem was “constantly complaining” about the problem, but the medical team continued to ignore it, and now the bowler had to pay for their irresponsibility.

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Moin Khan told Cricket Pakistan, “Naseem's injury is a disaster of Pakistan's team medical panel and physiotherapist. Because he has been constantly complaining that he is having problems since three to four months yet they were continuously playing him.”

He continued, “A player would always wish to not get dropped but when he is telling you about his injury, you have to take it very seriously. The medical panel didn't take it seriously. This was a recipe for disaster. The authorities in PCB should task them [medical panel] because we suffered a great loss ahead of World Cup when Naseem was in form and was bowling extraordinarily.”

He signed off by saying, “And which is why now we have to take Hasan Ali. Hasan Ali is an experienced bowler, who has been through similar circumstances. From that point of view, this decision is suitable and Hasan Ali's selection is justified.”

(With Cricket Pakistan Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 28 Sep, 2023

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