Irfan not to play in Ramazan T20s
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stopped tall left-arm pacer Muhammad Irfan from competing in the ongoing Ramazan Twenty20 events so that he faces no fitness issues ahead of team selection for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. “He is under consideration for the five ODIs and T20 matches in Sri Lanka and he has just recovered from a serious injury after nearly three and half months. We have called him to report at the national cricket academy to keep him under watch before the team is announced,” Chief selector Haroon Rasheed said.
Irfan played in the national T20 Ramazan event last week for the Omar Associates team which won the title.
“We allowed him to play in Faisalabad as we wanted to see him bowl in competitive cricket and tough conditions and he looked quite fit. But we don’t him playing in <g data-gr-id="13">low profile</g> tournaments in Ramazan before the limited over series in Sri Lanka,” he said. Decision to call Irfan to the NCA was taken after the injury to left-arm pacer, Wahab Riaz.