Pakistan lose Akmal

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has been ruled out of Pakistan's Twenty20 International and ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has been ruled out of Pakistan's Twenty20 International and ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Akmal, who represented the Tridents during this month's Caribbean Premier League, suffered a seizure during a flight to Jamaica on Wednesday.

The Pakistan have subsequently asked him to return home for examination by a neurologist. He will be accompanied by a doctor on his return flight as a precautionary measure.

"Umar has immediately been called back. He will undergo complete medical examination to reassess the level of his fitness. Meanwhile, the national selection committee has proposed the name of Sarfraz Ahmad as his replacement for the ODI and T20I squads," read a statement from the PCB.

The first Twenty20 International will get underway at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. The full tour will feature a second T20I on Saturday, three ODIs and two Tests.

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