Hasan Ali suffers another injury setback

Pacer is likely to remain out of action for five months

Hasan Ali suffers another injury setback PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has suffered another setback due to his recurring back injury, which could keep him out of action for five to six months.

According to details, Ali has been on the sidelines for the past year or so due to injury concerns and his latest injury could result in more time off the field.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is closely monitoring the situation and has also reached out to doctors overseas, in order to assess the nature of Ali’s injury. The decision on whether to carry out a surgery will be taken after their opinion is taken under consideration.

It must be noted that, back in 2019, Ali remained out of action for more than three months due to back injury and fractured ribs, respectively. Although, he did play in the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), before it was suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic — earlier this year.  

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Ali also missed out on PCB’s central contract for the upcoming 12-month period, yesterday, however, Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq clarified that the pacer is still in the national team’s plan.

“The selectors have made the tough decisions to leave out Amir, Hasan and Wahab but considering Hasan missed most of the season due to an injury and Amir and Wahab decided to focus on white-ball cricket, this was the right move," said Misbah in a press release issued by the PCB.