PLS 3: Islamabad United faces setback


ISLAMABAD - Islamabad United faces setback as star player *Rumman Raees has been injured and will not be available for selection* for rest of the PSL matches.

The 26-year-old left armer fell at the boundary while fielding during Islamabad’s match against Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah on February 28 and since then had not played any part in the league.

He suffered knee injury and team physio Errol Alcott issued the latest update.

“Rumman has been officially ruled out from the remaining PSL tournament last evening. Errol Alcott, the Islamabad United physio has been in discussion with the knee specialist who has reviewed Rumman here at Saudi German Hospital, and they’ve concluded that while he has improved a lot, his knee is not holding upto the heavy load on landing impact on the knee whilst bowling and that he should take a rest to recover completely,” said a release.

“It is important to Islamabad United that the general well being of its players and their future success in their cricket endeavours is maintained , so while we are disappointed for Rumman in not being with us for the remainder of the PSL 3 tournament , we know getting him to rest is the right thing to do. We wish him the best of luck for the rest of 2018.”

Rumman is an integral part of Pakistan’s national team also and hence no rsik would be taken on him.

Islamabad faces Multan in their eighth match in the league in Sharjah on Tuesday. They are currently at second place in the table with ten points, as is Quetta who are at the top due to a better net run rate.