Umar Akmal given `clean bill of health` following tests on `mysterious` seizure

Islamabad, Sept 7 (ANI): Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has reportedly been declared fit to play after undergoing medical tests following a mysterious seizure last month during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

According to the Daily Times, Akmal was withdrawn from the limited over squad for the Zimbabwe tour after collapsing during a stint in the Twenty20 league last month.

Confirming Akmal's fitness, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) caretaker chairman Najam Sethi said that he hoped that Akmal could now live up to his 'immense potential' and will be able to serve Pakistan cricket with distinction in the future.

Stating that a top neurologist had given Akmal 'a clean bill of health' health' with 'no restriction on physical activity' and no requirement of medication, the board said that problem was diagnosed as happening due to a lack of sleep, adding that the neurologist had described the condition as a relatively common phenomenon.

According to the board, the neurologist has however, advised Akmal, who is regarded as Pakistan's most talented batsman produced in the last ten years, to get at least six to seven hours of sleep a night.

Akmal has so far played 16 Tests, 76 one-day and 45 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan, the report added. (ANI)


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