Hafeez ruled out of World Cup

Hafeez has been advised to rest for the next four weeks

Hafeez has been advised to rest for the next four weeks

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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a calf injury.

Hafeez underwent an MRI scan on Friday in Sydney and was subsequently told to rest for four weeks.

Opener Nasir Jamshed is set to replace him, but will have to wait and see whether the tournament’s Event Technical Committee approve the change or not.

“It’s confirmed that Hafeez is unfortunately out due to an injury,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said. “Captain Misbah-ul-Haq, coach Waqar Younis and chief selector Moin Khan decided the replacement as they wanted an opening batsman in place of an opening batsman.”

Khan added that Jamshed already has an Australian visa and will join the squad in five days’ time.

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