PCB chief recovering after heart surgery

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has successfully undergone heart surgery in England and he is now recovering in hospital, a PCB spokesman announced here on Monday.

The chairman, who reached England during the fourth week of August, directly from Sri Lanka where he was elected as the Asian Cricket Council chairman, felt breathing problems following which he went through some medical tests that suggested a surgery.

“The PCB chairman has successfully undergone a heart surgery in England and is now recuperating in the hospital; he is expected to return home early after the final medical advice,” said the spokesman.

After the surgery, it will take at least two weeks for Shaharyar to fully recover and start travelling.

“It is the first time that Shaharyar had to go through [the] medical tests just because of the breathing problems; and a timely decision regarding the surgery helped him avoid any serious problem,” Shaharyar’s family sources said.

Meanwhile, the chairman also sent greetings to Team Pakistan on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.

“The chairman in his Eid message from England [also] lauded the team on completing a successful tour to England. He said the Test squad being named the top team in the ICC rankings was the highlight of the tour,” a PCB press release read.

“On top of it, the tour ended with praise all around from the British public and knowledgeable cricketers.”