Former Pakistan player Shahid Afridi has pulled himself out of the upcoming sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) due to a knee injury.
Afridi who plays for Jamaica Tallawahs announced his withdrawal on Twitter:
Due to my knee rehab I’ll have to sadly miss out this year’s #BiggestPartyInSport with the @JAMTallawahs
I’ll be cheering for the team from home and I’m sure @simadwasim will fill up for me #CPL18 #DreamBIGwidTallawahs https://t.co/zJ6C8mI22A
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 8, 2018
His franchise wished him a speedy recovery.
We wish you a speedy recovery and we hope your cheers propel us onto victory! https://t.co/eLxW3zYpu2
— Jamaica Tallawahs (@JAMTallawahs) August 8, 2018
Earlier in March, The batsman had sustained the injury while playing for Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League (PSL), the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed.
Afridi had last appeared in the Global Canada T20 league. He also led ICC World XI against WI in a Hurricane relief T20I in May.