LAHORE: Pakistan’s bowling unit have been a dealt a major blow as in-form pacer Usman Shinwari has been ruled out of the upcoming series against the West Indies.
Sources have confirmed to Geo News that the medical camp of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has informed the team management that Shinwari may take next four to six months to recover from an injury. The pacer is facing a serious stress fracture of the back.
The PCB is still waiting for a final word from Cricket West Indies (CWI) on the proposed tour of Pakistan by the West Indies team for a series of three T20Is.
Meanwhile, a source in PCB has confirmed to Geo.tv that PCB has sent the proposed itinerary and the related plans to the CWI and the board is now waiting for the final approval.
“We are hoping for a reply from them by Wednesday,” said the source.
A joint statement from PCB and CWI had stated that Cricket West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Board were advancing discussions that would see the West Indies team play three T20 matches against Pakistan in Lahore in late November.