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Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Approves Rs 1 Million For Saqlain Mushtaq’s Knee Treatment

Written by Vishwas Gupta

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja has sanctioned one million rupees for the national team head coach Saqlain Mushtaq’s knee treatment.

Ramiz decided to release the amount immediately after the national team doctor Najeeb Soomro sent in a request to him that one million rupees be provided for the treatment of a chronic knee problem that Saqlain had been facing for a while now. The amount was sought while the team was in the Netherlands recently for an ODI series and where Saqlain sought some treatment.

Saqlain who was appointed as head coach earlier this week, after an interim period, had been complaining of knee pain.

Interestingly Saqlain, 45, who played 49 Tests and 169 ODIs for Pakistan for a total of 496 international wickets, also saw his career end because of a knee injury.

Saqlain has been in the limelight in the last few days because of his comments made at press conferences which have left people bemused.

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