The aftermath of the defeat April 29, 2004

Three players appear before medical commission

Wisden Cricinfo staff



Shoaib Akhtar hits the headlines once again © Getty Images

Shoaib Akhtar, Moin Khan and Abdul Razzaq have appeared before a four-man medical commission. The commission includes Dr Riaz Ahmed, the Pakistan team doctor and Dr Sohail Saleem, a member of the PCB panel of doctors and two other leading doctors. The three players underwent a series of tests and were also given rehabilitation plans.

The medical commission is expected to submit a report to the Pakistan Cricket Board in a week's time. A spokesman of the cricket board reiterated that the commission had not been set up to find a scapegoat. "It has been constituted to find why so many players got injured and what can be done in future to prevent so many injuries. The other objective is to help the players get their names cleared from the general perception that they faked their injuries, if they were genuinely injured."

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