Sports: Cricket: PCB adamant to have Umar diagnosed by neurologists

Karachi: In spite Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal on his return from Caribbean claimed that he was fit, the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB on Wednesday announced that it would be arranging appointment of the cricketer with neurologists to have a professional advice on his medical condition.

“It is one in a series of steps that PCB will be undertaking in assessing the medical problem that occurred to Umar Akmal while he was in West Indies,” PCB announced on Wednesday.

“Umar Akmal is Pakistan’s asset and it is important that all necessary measures are taken so that PCB is assured that Umar Akmal is available to play for Pakistan without posing any risk to his health,” it added.

Umar Akmal, who stayed behind after Pakistan’s recent tour to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League CPL, has been replaced by wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed for Zimbabwean tour after he reportedly suffered from seizures of epilepsy during the ongoing Caribbean Premier League in West Indies.

But the batsman on his return from Caribbean claimed that he was fit and downplayed the reports regarding his health.

“I am fit, and I have brought my medical reports with me,” he said.