LAHORE - Injured pace bowler Junaid Khan has been given a clean chit of health following concerns that he would not be fit enough to play the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand starting February 14. Pakistan will face New Zealand in two One-day Internationals (ODIs) before the start of the World Cup.

According to PCB spokesman, Junaid’s MRI scan came out to be normal, thereby enabling him to travel with the Pakistan squad to New Zealand where they will play the two ODIs.

About Junaid’s health report, PCB’s General Manager Sports Medicine Dr Sohail Saleem said: “Junaid Khan was presented to us with pain in his right thigh and left elbow after he had a fall while bowling in the nets Thursday. Pain in the right thigh was non-radiating and was confined to an area of 4x4 centimeters just below the hip. There was no discoloration or change in the temperature in the said area. On testing damage to the hamstrings was suspected.

“In order to reach correct prognosis, he was put through MRI Scan today which came out to be normal. We have put him on local conservative management. He has already been feeling better. We expect him to travel to New Zealand as planned without any problem.”