KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has barred Babar Azam, Imad Waseem, Usman Shinwari and Rumman Raees from playing until they secure their medical clearances.
Apart from the aforesaid quarter, eight others have been asked to not take part in any cricket matches, although those who want to play league cricket in Bangladesh have been issued conditional No Objection Certificates.
Per The Daily Express, Azam, Waseem, Shinwari and Raees are all nursing niggling injuries and have been told to get fully fit before taking the field again.
Moreover, captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman have also been advised against partaking in any cricketing activity before the National T20 Cup, scheduled to begin from November 11.
The edict means that the seventh round of the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy kicked off on Thursday without any of the aforementioned players.