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WI vs PAK: Azam Khan ruled out of next two T20Is after sustaining head injury

By Bet Barter

July 31, 2021

Pakistan received a big jolt ahead of their second T20I match against West Indies as Azam Khan was ruled out of the subsequent second and third T2OI. The 22-year-old suffered a head injury while batting at the nets. As soon as the ball hit on his head, the Pakistan team management and doctors rushed him to the hospital and a CT scan was taken, as confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Currently, the 22-year-old is under observation and his condition will be monitored on Monday. According to ESPN Cricinfo report, the untimely injury to Azam Khan had occurred on Friday as he was hit by a pace bowler even when he had worn a helmet and had other safety precautions in place. Riaz Ahmed Pakistan team’s doctor had accompanied the batter to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the remaining three matches of the T20I series will be played in Guyana and those people who are fully vaccinated can watch the games from the stadium. The first T20I of the series was abandoned due to rain.

“In the build-up to the matches, we have worked with our colleagues at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the Government make sure all the necessary protocols are in place and all requirements are met to ensure the safety of players and officials, as well as the spectators to the venue. Our T20 team has been in superb form, and we hope to see them continuing in this vein and give the people of Guyana and the whole of the West Indies plenty to shout about."