Shoaib Malik

Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik has taken a 10 day leave from the England tour, on the back of some personal reasons.

In a notice released by PCB yesterday, the board confirmed Malik’s absence from the team for next 10 days. “The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a domestic issue. He is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days’ time,” said the release.

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Adding further it stated, “The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib’s privacy.”

Pakistan team is currently playing prep matches against counties in England, and out of the two matches so far, Malik played only the first one against Kent. While the team will begin the series against England on May 8, Malik will be most likely absent from the only T20 match and first ODI of the five scheduled between Pakistan and England.

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