Former Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi, is set to miss the ICC charity match at Lord’s between World XI and West Indies.
The all-rounder suffered a knee injury during Pakistan Super League (PSL) and was expected to be fully fit by the end of May. However, according to latest doctor report, Afridi still needs time to recover completely.
Shahid Afridi tweeted saying:
Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasn’t recovered fully yet. I’ll need another 3-4 week. Hoping to regain full fitness after that, keep praying for me.
Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasnt recovered fully yet. I'll need another 3-4 weeks. Hoping to regain full fitness after that, keep praying for me. pic.twitter.com/U0gOX9PXtA
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 17, 2018
Last month, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Thisara Perera confirmed their participation for the charity game. The purpose of the match is to raise funds for the stadiums which were damaged due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Following their announcement, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik also confirmed that they would be participating. Top-seeded bowler Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Bangladesh stars Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are also going to be a part of the match.
New Zealand pair of Luke Ronchi and Mitchell McClenaghan are the latest players to have be confirmed for the charity match.
As for the West Indies side, likes of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russel will gather the crowd for a crunch tie with international stars.
The match will be held on 31st May at Lord’s Cricket Ground, England.