Pakistan makes team changes for Hangzhou Asian Games

Lahore: Pakistani left-arm spinner Sadia Iqbal has replaced Fatima Sana in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the forthcoming 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

The 28-year-old Sadia will join the squad in China after approval from the technical committee of the Asian Games.

Right-arm fast bowler Fatima picked up a niggle during the second ODI against South Africa at the National Bank Stadium on 11 September and was rested in the third ODI against South Africa on Thursday, 14 September.

The fast bowler later underwent an MRI where the scans and the subsequent assessment by the PCB medical panel concluded that the fast bowler suffered injury in her right thigh which resulted in her unavailability to the side for 19th Asian Games.

Pakistan women’s team, in a bid to attain gold medal in the Asian Games for the third time in a row, travelled to China from Lahore via Doha Saturday night.