Pakistan lose wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal to injury
Karachi : Pakistan suffered another injury blow in their gum current test against Sri Lanka in the UAE after wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal on Friday , excluded from the rest of the series with a broken finger.
Young suffered two fractures on the second finger of the left hand while taking a low catch on the third day of the first cricket test in Abu Dhabi.
The Pakistan Cricket Board ( board ) announced that Sarfaraz Ahmed would fly to Abu Dhabi to join the team before the start of the second test on Wednesday.
The fourth day of the test today , Senior batsman Younis Khan kept wickets for Pakistan Sri Lanka organized a comeback in the game.
The PCB announced yesterday that experienced pacemaker Umar Gul will also return to Abu Dhabi as he had not made a full recovery from knee surgery he had last May in Australia.
The PCB has not yet announced a replacement for Gul, who was informed to return home and continue his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and also play some domestic matches .
Gul was rushed to join the Pakistan team in the United Arab Emirates last month to play in the ODIs with critics expressing concern that it was not the right time to send the pacemaker as he was recovering from his knee injury.
Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis and Rameez Raja supported the decision to release Gul national team .
“This is a sensible decision that he should go home and play domestic cricket to regain top form to match ,” said Rameez .
Waqar Gul said that sending home the council had acted wisely , because it was unnecessary to have too many players in the locker room .
” I am pleased that the right decision was taken because Gul needs to play more games first class and the ANC , he will receive specialized care and will help in the process of Reconstruction ,” added Waqar .