Johannesburg, Aug 18 (ANI): Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has reportedly been ruled out of his side's upcoming tour to Zimbabwe after he suffered an epileptic fit while playing for Barbados in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
According to Sport24, Akmal has played in 16 Tests for Pakistan, scoring 1, 003 runs at an average of 35.82 and has also featured in 76 one-dayers and 45 Twenty20s.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said that former Pakistani under-19 captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been called into the squad as Akmal's replacement, with one of Akmal's family members saying that the player was on a flight to Jamaica when he had his epileptic fit.
Meanwhile, the report said that Test opener Imran Farhat has also withdrawn from the squad, citing domestic problems, and will be replaced by the uncapped Shan Masood.
Pakistan will play two tests, three one-dayers and two Twenty20s in Zimbabwe, with the opening game being a T20 international in Harare on Friday, the report added. (ANI)