Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cricket-Pakistan's Umar Akmal suffers finger injury - team

KANDY, Sri Lanka, March 11 (Reuters) - Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has suffered an injury to his right index finger in a training session and was rested on Friday for team practice ahead of their match with Zimbabwe on Monday.
Akmal was rested while the rest of his team mates were practising in a simulated match.
"There is no swelling at all. He is perfectly all right," team manager Intikhab Alam said.
"We just want to make sure that everything is okay, that's why I sent him to get an X-ray and scan also. It's cleared and he is okay.
"We are resting him for precautionary measures. He got injured on his right index finger when he was fielding yesterday."
Akmal has been the second highest scorer for Pakistan with 167 runs in the four World Cup Group A matches so far played after Misbah Ul Haq, who has scored 192 runs in the same games.
Pakistan will meet Zimbabwe in their next round robin match at Pallekele on Monday after New Zealand defeated the 1992 champions by 110 runs on Tuesday. 

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