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Fatima Sana replaces injured Diana Baig for the upcoming South Africa tour

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Fatima Sana, the 17-year-old pace bowler has replaced the injured in the women's team, for the upcoming tour of

underwent on her injured left thumb in on Tuesday and she has been advised eight to ten weeks rest. Diana got injured during a training session in on Monday, where the squad is preparing for the tour.

The 23-year-old will now undergo a rehabilitation programme under the supervision of National Cricket Academy's medical panel.

"It was unfortunate that Diana fractured her left thumb during practice yesterday. Thankfully the was a success and I wish her a speedy recovery. Diana has been replaced by Fatima Sana, a young promising fast bowler and I wish her all the best," Urooj Mumtaz, the chief selector of women's team said in an official statement released by the Cricket Board (PCB).

Fatima recently took seven wickets in as many games in 2019 held at

Pakistan will play against in a series of three-ODIs (part of the ICC Women's Championship), five T20Is and two warm-up matches.

The tour of will last for 25 days and the team leaves for South Africa on 29 April.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:58 IST