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Shaheen Afridi ruled out of pre-season camp due to dengue fever

Shaheen Afridi will not be available for the remainder of Pakistan's pre-season training camp after being diagnosed with dengue fever.

Shaheen was admitted to a local hospital on Wednesday under the treatment of specialists, according to a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

He was Pakistan's second-leading wicket-taker in the 2019 World Cup with 16 scalps across five games at an average of 14.62, also becoming the youngest bowler to register a six-wicket haul in the history of the tournament.

Shaheen was one of the 14 centrally contracted players part of the 17-day conditioning camp being commanded by former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq.

Moreover, opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has not yet resumed training owing to an injury in his right knee for which he underwent an MRI test.

"His scans will now be examined by the PCB Medical Advisory Panel, following which decision on his participation in the camp will be made," the statement read.

The camp, organized by the PCB, aims to prepare the country's top players for the upcoming domestic and international cricket season.

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