Shadab Khan, a Pakistani all-rounder playing for Sussex County Cricket Club, was injured during his T20 Vitality Blast debut.
During the play against Somerset, the leg-spinner collided with another colleague, Nathan McAndrew, while attempting to take a catch. Somerset’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore top-edged a delivery over extra cover on the fourth ball of the seventh over, resulting in the accident.
The game was stopped for around ten minutes when both fielders collapsed on the ground and required rapid medical assistance.
Shadab was given a concussion protocol before being removed from the game. The condition of the cricketer was then constantly examined. Meanwhile, McAndrew finished his four overs after receiving medical attention, including a concussion protocol.
Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace provided an update on Shadab’s health, stating he had a “bit of a sore neck” but was well.
He stated that the physicians felt it was better to remove Shadab from the game.
“They’re both fine, that’s the most important thing,” Farbrace said of the two injured players.
He stated that a worse situation may have transpired, but that the players were doing well at the moment.
Because of the injury, Shadab did not come out to bowl, allowing Somerset to easily chase the 184-run goal. In the first inning, he faced eight pitches and scored nine runs, including a six-run home bomb.
Shadab is one of nine Pakistani players competing in this year’s Vitality Blast, which began last week. This is the 21st season of the event, which began in June 2003 as the Twenty20 Cup and was the first precision T20 league.