LAHORE - Pakistan batsman-wicketkeeper Umar Akmal is out of the upcoming Zimbabwe Tour due to injury.

Umar, who is in the West Indies playing in the Caribbean Premier League, spent a night at the hospital after a seizure on the flight to Jamaica on Wednesday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official Saturday said that the board had received the confirmation from West Indies about Umar not being medically fit. Specialists have asked the cricketer to take time to recover.

“Umar has immediately been called back and will undergo complete medical examination to reassess the level of his fitness,” he added.

The board official said Umar would be replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed. “The national selection committee has proposed the name of Sarfraz as Umar’s replacement for Pakistan ODI and T20 squads for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe,” he added.

Pakistan began their five-day training camp on August 12, for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe looking to continue the winning momentum that started with their limited series triumph in the Caribbean. They will play two Tests, as many Twenty20s and three One-day Internationals (ODI) as part of the tour which will start later this month.