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Pakistan's Shadab Khan declared fit for World Cup

IANS  |  Lahore 

leg-has been declared fit for the upcoming slated to be held in England and from May 30.

"His latest test results reflected zero viral load in his blood," the Board announced in a on Tuesday.

The leg-was named in Pakistan's 15-member squad but couldn't fly with the team to England after tests revealed traces of in his blood stream.

On April 26, the PCB had set-up Shadab's appointment with Dr who had put him on medication and advised two weeks of complete rest.

PCB said that will now leave for on Thursday.

Ecstatic with the development, said he was always confident that he would fully recover from the and will be available for

"It has been difficult to stay away from international and watch play. As a professional cricketer, you want to be part of the team's success. Having played in understand the glamour, flavour and importance of global events," Shadab said.

"I am looking forward to featuring in and will leave no stone unturned in helping Pakistan put up a strong show," he added.

Meanwhile, Pakistan said that Shadab's inclusion balances what the squad for the showpiece event. "I understand it will take Shadab some time to be back at his brilliant best as he has not played for a few weeks, but our first game is on May 31 and he has got two weeks to regain complete form and fitness."

Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against on May 31.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 12:54 IST