Injured Pak opener Jamshed out of Sri Lanka tour

Updated: May 16, 2012, 21:47 PM IST

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.

PTI