Salman Butt to replace Mohammad Hafeez in PSL

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LAHORE: Pakistan former captain Mohammad Hafeez will not be taking part in the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a fractured thumb has ruled out the batsman out of the tournament.

The official management of the Lahore Qalandars confirmed this decision, the Dawn reported on Monday.

The all-rounder had sustained injuries on his thumb during a match against Karachi Kings on Saturday. Following the injury, Hafeez was taken to the hospital for X-rays and scans.

Initially, it was said that the batsman has been advised rest for some days and the management of the team would release a press release later indicating the return date of the captain of Lahore Qalandars.

The Lahore side in its press release has said that Hafeez has acquired a fracture on his thumb and he would require surgery. The player will be out of action for four to six weeks.

Salman Butt is set to replace injured Mohammad Hafeez in the Lahore Qalandars squad for the remainder of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL), the organisers announced on Tuesday.