Umar Akmal to visit neurologist

Aug 22, 2013, 00:45 IST | AFP

Pakistan's talented young batsman Umar Akmal will see a neurologist for further testing after suffering a suspected seizure which forced his withdrawal from the Zimbabwe tour, an official said Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Umar reportedly suffered seizure during his team’s flight to Jamaica last week and was promptly rushed back home for medical treatment.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said further professional advice will be taken on Umar, who on his return Tuesday insisted he was fit to play despite the scare.

“The PCB is arranging an appointment for Umar with a neurologist to seek professional advice on his medical condition,” a PCB spokesman said. 

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