Muhammad Irfan Rules Out of World Cup
The left arm Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Irfan has been ruled out from the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup due to injury in his pelvis. The pacer was experiencing pain in his right hip region and was also rested in the match against Ireland. The MRI scan today has confirmed a stress fracture in his pelvis. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the news and said that the alternate player will be called after quarterfinal match against Australia. According to some media reports, Muhammad Junaid has been alerted to replace Irfan if Pakistan qualifies for the Semi Final.
In an official statement, PCB has confirmed the news and said that the replacement will be called after the second quarterfinal between Pakistan and Australia. Juniad Khan, who was ruled out from the World Cup a week ago from the World Cup, has now called to be alert and wait for quarterfinal result.
Irfan becomes to fourth Pakistani player to rule out from the ongoing World Cup. Earlier, the number one bowler of the cricket world Saeed Ajmal, the pacer Junaid Khan and all rounder Muhammad Hafeez also ruled out because of their injuries.