Hafeez MRI report satisfactory

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 1 (APP): The MRI report of opener Mohammad Hafeez injury has been found to be satisfactory after which the player’s visit to England for treatment has been called off.

The 35-year-old picked up the injury during the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Despite the knee problem, Hafeez went on to participate in the World Twenty20 in India where he aggravated his injury and missed two group-stage matches against New Zealand and Australia.

According to reports, the MRI scan report has come out satisfactory after which the player has cancelled his visit abroad for treatment. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed over Hafeez’s case to the team’s physiotherapist.

However, the player would be re-examined after one week.

However a PCB official when contacted discarded all such reports and said that Hafeez’s MRI report has yet to come.

“If Hafeez report comes unsatisfactory then he will be going to England for the knee treatment and his participation will also be in doubt for the series against the English team,” he said.

“The knee muscular problem Hafeez is suffering from is best treated in England,” he said.

Hafeez had missed the two-week fitness training camp organized by PCB at Kakul. The chief selector Inzamam ul Haq named Hafeez, the veteran of 47 Tests, 177 ODIs and 77 T20s, in the 21-probable players list for a week-long skills camp for the tour of England.

Pakistan will tour England in June for four Tests, five ODIs and a one Twenty20. The first Test will kick off on July 14.