Confusion and fever grips Pakistan team ahead of Australia clash

Pakistan will have a training session on Tuesday in Bengaluru

Confusion and fever grips Pakistan team ahead of Australia clash PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had initially announced the cancellation of the Pakistan team's scheduled training session on Tuesday, indicating a strategic move to allow players adequate rest before their crucial ICC ODI World Cup encounter against Australia on October 20 in Bengaluru.

However, a subsequent announcement by Pakistan's media manager was made, stating that the squad would, in fact, engage in a training session at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday, spanning from 6 to 8 pm.

Amidst the preparations for the pivotal clash match against Australia, Abdullah Shafique is currently grappling with an illness, marked by a fever. In addition, sources within the team disclosed that both Shaheen Afridi and Usama Mir had previously exhibited symptoms of fever, but have since recuperated.

The Pakistan team's media manager elucidated on the situation, stating, " Some players got fever in the past few days and most of them have fully recovered from it. Those who are in the stage of recovery remain under the team medical panel’s observation."

Adherence to health protocols, including rigorous measures such as COVID-19 tests and screenings for symptoms of dengue fever, has been promptly enforced for all players.