Shadab Khan has been declared totally fit for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 starting from 30th May. This was after his latest blood test results showed zero Hepatitis Viral Load, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.
The Pakistani leg-spinner will now leave for London on 16th May, Thursday, where he will consult Dr. Patrick Kennedy the day after his arrival, on 17th May Friday, and after clearance, he will join the team on May 20, Monday in Bristol.
However, there is a less doubt about inclusion of Shadab Khan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019’s warm up matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh on 24th and 26th May. This will be highly dependent on his fitness and what the team’s management has to say about him.
Shadab Khan in a press release said that, “I am delighted to know that the blood test results are negative and now, I can play the competitive market” and added that, “I was already very confident that I will recover from this viral infection and available to play the World Cup”
He further added that, “Since because I played the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and won, I understand the importance, the flavor and the glamour of the global events, and the real meaning of success in such events to the players and the public as well. I am looking forward to featuring in the World Cup and will leave no stone upturned in helping Pakistan put up a strong show. “
Although, Shadab Khan was included in the 15 Member World Cup Squad, and his participation in the World Cup was put into doubt, when he was diagnosed with a viral infection from the unsterilized instrument of a dentist. After the Blood tests, he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and was ruled out from the England Tour.