“This is a criminal act”- Mohammad Hafeez slams PCB for poorly handling Shaheen Afridi’s injury


“This is a criminal act”- Mohammad Hafeez slams PCB for poorly handling Shaheen Afridi’s injury

Shaheen Afridi

Former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board for delaying Shaheen Afridi to London for his treatment of his knee injury, calling out the poor handling of the board as “criminal act” and called Afridi “not just a Pakistani product but an asset for the world”

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Shaheen has sustained right knee ligament injury while playing against Sri Lanka in July. Hafeez said that PCB has long announced about Afridi’s injury and he would be sent to London but that time has been wasted. But now Afridi has gone to London and Hafiz asked why this decision wasn’t taken before. He also slammed how Pakistan have been unable to upgrade their own medical facilites.”

“My problem with Shaheen is that he is not just Pakistan’s product but that of the world. The world wants to see him. We have to look after him in a right way,” Hafeez said in a video he shared on Twitter.

“The things that I read and heard over the last few days, there was an official post. So this time period of 4 weeks or 6 weeks or 8 weeks – since the time he got injured, I think wasting this time is a criminal act,” he went on to say.

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“We need to look after them properly”- Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez
Shaheen Afridi

Mohammad Hafeez went on to add that Pakistan have more such players like Shaheen Afridi and the management needs to take care of them properly because these players have a huge fan following across the world.

“A product like Shaheen, who is not just Pakistan’s but the world’s, and we have more such cricketers who have a fan following across the world, we need to look after them properly. This is why I feel they have now understood that and sent him to England,” Hafeez continued.

“I feel they should have taken this decision when he got injured in the first place. They should have settled their findings straight away and should have sent him for the best rehab to England or wherever else,” he said.

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