UK-based Indian doctor roped in by PCB to assist in medical head selection process

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A UK-based Indian doctor has been roped in by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to assist in the selection process of its medical panel head.

The put up of PCB’s medical committee chief turned vacant after the resignation of Dr Sohail Saleem in the aftermath of the Pakistan Super League fiasco in March.

A PCB official confirmed that an Indian doctor primarily based in London and a UK-based Pakistani sports activities medication specialist, Dr Zafar, are a part of the recruitment process.

“Yes, the PCB acquired their expertise free of cost to help in the finalization of a new medical panel head,” an official mentioned with out giving the title of the Indian doctor.

He mentioned the 2 medical doctors have studied the {qualifications} of the candidates and in addition interviewed them earlier than forwarding the title of the profitable individual to the PCB.

“We sought their expertise because we don’t have many qualified sports medicine specialists in the country and since the head of the PCB medical panel has to be qualified in this field they conducted the interviews.”

The official mentioned the Indian doctor and Dr Zafar had completed numerous work with sports activities groups and athletes in England and have been acknowledged as high professionals in the sports activities medication area.

Dr Sohail Saleem, the long-serving head of the PCB medical panel, was informed to give up after the PSL 6 was suspended in March in Karachi in the aftermath of COVID-19 outbreak among the many competing franchises due to breaches of the bio-bubble.

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