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Major boost for Pakistan as Shadab Khan declared fit for 2019 World Cup


Shadab Khan was originally named in the World Cup squad only to be ruled out after contracting a virus Shadab will now leave for London, where he will consult a doctor before joining the Pakistan squad in Bristol Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur remains hopeful that the all-rounder will regain full fitness


Shadab, 20, was originally named in the squads for the current England limited-overs series and World Cup only to be ruled out after contracting a virus.


The PCB has confirmed Shadab will now leave for London, where he will consult a doctor before joining the Pakistan squad in Bristol next week.


"I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket," Khan said in a statement.


"It has been difficult to stay away from international cricket and watch Pakistan play outstandingly (against England) both in Cardiff and Southampton.


Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur remains hopeful that the all-rounder will regain full fitness ahead of their World Cup opener against West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.






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