Umar Akmal suffered seizure, says relative

Aug 19, 2013, 01:41 IST | Agencies

Pakistan's fast-rising batsman Umar Akmal suffered a seizure during a flight to Jamaica and spent a night in a hospital before being rushed home, a relative said yesterday.

“We are told that Umar suffered a seizure on the flight to Jamaica and was rushed to a hospital where he spent a night before being rushed back to Pakistan,” the relative told AFP.

Umar had been playing for Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean League after Pakistan's recent tour to West Indies. “Umar’s physio was with him who took him to the hospital.

The same official will be travelling with him to Dubai as a precaution,” added the relative. Doctors in the West Indies have ruled Umar out of any danger, the family said.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) pulled the 23-year-old from the squad to tour Zimbabwe.

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