Pakistani pacemaker Hasan Ali battling back injury, may require surgery

KARACHI: Removed from the list of centrally recruited players, Pakistan pacemaker Hasan Ali Now he is considering the possibility of being sidelined due to a back injury that may require surgery abroad.

According to a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Hasan, who has been battling injury problems since last year's World Cup, is now suffering from back pain after he appeared in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in February-March.

He has developed a back problem since late April and the PCB has sent his medical reports to medical experts in Australia and other countries for advice, the source said.

He said the board was prepared to send Hasan to Australia or any other country if experts advise that he undergo surgery for his back problem.

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There are two options available for Hasan, either undergoing long-term therapy treatment or undergoing surgery, but it will all depend on the advice of foreign experts, the source said.

Hasan was also removed from the list of players hired by the PCB on Wednesday along with top pacemakers Wahab Riaz and Muhammad Aamir.

Hasan was unhappy with the decision and sent out a cryptic tweet, but shortly afterward deleted it.

Pakistan 's head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Hasan was dropped because of his fitness problems but assured the board would look after his treatment.

Hasan was a vital member of Pakistan 's 2017 Champions Trophy winning squad and the T20 team that reached the number one world ranking.

However, he missed the entire national season last year due to ankle and groin problems before a not-so-impressive comeback on PSL.

The pacemaker got married to an Indian national last year in Dubai.

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