Fakhar Zaman withdrawn from Pakistan squad leaving for New Zealand

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Batsman Fakhar Zaman.LAHORE: Batsman Fakhar Zaman has been dominated out of the tour to New Zealand. Fakhar is affected by fever and has not recovered in time for the Pakistan squad’s departure for the tour.The determination to withdraw Fakhar from the tour was made protecting the well being of the remainder of the squad members  a prime precedence.Fakhar was remoted within the group lodge in Lahore as quickly as his situation was detected. The PCB medical panel is in contact with Fakhar.Team physician Dr Sohail Saleem stated: “Fakhar’s COVID-19 test report was received on Saturday which came out negative but today he picked up fever. As soon as his condition was reported, he was isolated from the rest of the squad in the team hotel. We are constantly monitoring his condition and remain hopeful of his quick recovery; however he is not fit to travel with the squad and as such has been withdrawn from the touring party.”The Pakistan and Pakistan Shaheens squad will depart for New Zealand from Lahore within the wee hours of Monday morning.