Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja responds to the controversy surrounding disowning pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi during his medical treatment and rehabilitation in London.
He answered the concerns during an interacting session with fans organized by PCB on Friday. He dispelled the controversies rife in social media regarding the treatment of Shaheen Shah Afridi in London.
He said Shaheen is the asset of the Pakistan Cricket Board, and the board can’t even think of disowning him. PCB is taking every step to harness the skills of even potential players.
“How can anyone believe that Shaheen Shah Afridi’s parent body [the PCB] may disown him?” said Ramiz Raja while responding to a query from a cricket fan on social media on Friday. “This is impossible. It is beyond comprehension that the PCB would leave him on his own to deal with this. This is unfortunate that the uncalled-for controversy has been stoked.”
Ramiz Raja speaks to clear the air around Shaheen Afridi’s treatment.
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In his statement, he mentioned how the medical team of the PCB worked continuously with Muhammad Rizwan ahead of the semifinal of the T20 World Cup last year. They made him fit to play the semifinal against Australia. On the matter of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ramiz Raja said that there is A misunderstanding on the issue. Shaheen had to immediately leave Dubai for London, and there was some ticketing problem. “For the PCB, players are the most significant stakeholders,” Raja said. “No other cricket board is doing what the PCB is doing for its players—international and domestic.”
Raja mentioned that PCB is bearing all the expenditure for the medical treatment of Fakhar Zaman in London for his knee injury.
Several sources are claiming that PCB will reimburse all the expenditures paid by Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Two days back, former cricketer, Shahid Afridi revealed that Shaheen Shah Afridi is paying for his medical and living expenses in London. PCB had attracted criticism from former players and fans for not supporting Shaheen Shah Afridi through his medical treatment.