Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to take disciplinary action against Yasir Shah for making his fitness controversial after getting dropped from the Test squad for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe, Jang reported today.
Sources informed the publication that the PCB is having consultations regarding the matter after the bowler claimed he is fit to participate in the two-match Test series in April.
It is pertinent to mention here that Yasir was not named in the 20-member Test squad announced by Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim on Friday.
Upon his omission, Yasir argued that he had some knee problem but has regained complete fitness now. “Now when I have recovered from a knee problem, I can start training in the nets in a few days and hopefully would be in the best of rhythm in a couple of weeks,” he said.
The leg-spinner suffered a knee injury in the Karachi Test against South Africa in late January but played the Pindi test on the advice of a doctor. He then underwent an MRI scan on March 3, after which doctors and physios advised him to rest for six weeks.
Yasir added that despite his problem he continued taking wickets. The chief selector, however, had said that there were some problems with the spinner’s fitness as well as his action.
“We want him to work on both the issues and get fully recovered. This was the only reason for which he was sidelined from the Test series against Zimbabwe,” Wasim said.