Pakistan domestic cricket had its first-ever concussion substitute when Central Punjab’s Usman Salahuddin got hit on the neck while fielding on the first day of the match against Southern Punjab at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
Salahuddin was struck on the left side of his neck while fielding at short-leg when Sami Aslam went for a sweep off Bilal Asif’s bowling in the first session of the match. Usman was immediately taken to have X-rays performed on him and was advised to take rest.
The Central Punjab side will have right-handed batsman Mohammad Saad replace Salahuddin. Marnus Labuschagne became the first-ever concussion substitute in the history of international cricket when he replaced the injured Steve Smith during the second Test.