Shadab Khan injured in nasty collision on Vitality Blast debut

Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan, who represents Sussex County Cricket Club, suffered an injury during his debut in the T20 Vitality Blast.

During the match against Somerset, the leg-spinner was allegedly roughed up by his teammate Nathan McAndrew while trying to take a catch. The collision happened on the fourth ball of the seventh over when Somerset’s Tom Koehler-Cadmore top-edged a delivery over extra cover.

Play was stopped for 10 minutes as both fielders fell to the ground, requiring immediate medical attention.

Shadab was given the concussion protocol before being sent off the field. After that, the condition of the cricketer was continuously monitored. Meanwhile, McAndrew completed his four overs after undergoing medical treatment including concussion protocol.

Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace gave an update on Shadab’s well-being, saying he had a bit of a sore neck but is fine.

He said that the doctors thought it best to exclude Shadab from the game.

“They are both fine that’s the most important thing,” added Farbrace, referring to the two affected cricketers.

He said that the situation could have been worse but the players are doing well now.

Shadab did not come out due to injury which allowed Somerset to easily chase down the target of 184 runs. Earlier he faced eight balls and scored 9 runs with a six in the first innings.

Shadab is one of the nine Pakistani players to feature in this year’s edition. Vitality Blast which started last week. This is the 21st edition of the tournament which was the first proper T20 league when it started as the Twenty20 Cup in June 2003.

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