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Shadab Khan declared fit for Cricket World Cup

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leg-spinner Khan was declared fit for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday.

The Board (PCB) announced that Khan's test results reflected zero viral load in his blood.

The leg-spinner will leave for England on May 16 and he will consult Dr. on May 17. before joining the team in on May 20.

"I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the and will be available for the World Cup," Khan said in an official statement released by the PCB.

"Having played and won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, I understand the importance, flavour, and glamour of global events and what success in such events mean to the players and the public. I am looking forward to featuring in and will leave no stone unturned in helping Pakistan put up a strong show," he added.

However, Khan's participation in the warm-up matches before is subjected to his fitness and the team management's decision.

"It is fabulous news and on behalf of the Pakistan cricket team, I look forward to welcoming back in the squad. is one of the finest of his generation and is an influential figure in the team. His presence in the dressing room and on the field of play keeps the side geared up and motivated," Pakistan said in an official statement.

Pakistan is currently playing against England in a five-match ODI series. The team has lost the second and third ODI against England, falling 0-2 behind in the series.

The team will take on and in the warm-up matches before on May 24 and 26. Pakistan takes on in their opening match of the World Cup on May 31 at

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 21:12 IST