Lahore: Nasir Jamshed was today ruled out of Pakistan`s tour of Sri Lanka after sustaining a finger injury that will keep the opener out of action for four to six weeks.
The 22-year-old suffered a fracture in his left index finger during a club match and doctors have advised him rest for the injury to heal completely, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
"It`s a big blow for us as Jamshed was part of the T20 and one-day squad for the Sri Lanka tour," team manager, Naved Cheema said.
The PCB has not named a replacement for Jamshed yet.
Jamshed had made a comeback to the Pakistan team during the Asia Cup in March in Bangladesh after being sidelined for nearly three years. He had a successful tournament, scoring a hundred against arch-rivals India.
"It is hugely disappointing to miss out on such an important tour. But it is something beyond my control. I just need to be patient now," Jamshed said.
The Pakistan team began its formal training today at the Gaddafi stadium before the limited-over squad leaves on May 28 for Colombo.
Pakistan are to play two Twenty20s, five ODIs and three Tests on their tour of Sri Lanka starting early next month.
First Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 21:47