Umar Akmal cleared of neurological issues

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has been cleared of any serious neurological conditions, after tests showed he was merely sleep deprived when he fell unconscious on a flight in August.

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has been cleared of any serious neurological conditions, after tests showed he was merely sleep deprived when he fell unconscious on a flight in August.

Umar was on his way to a match in the Caribbean Premier League when the seizure occurred, and he was immediately sent to neurologist Dr Nadir Ali Syed to find out what the problem was.

But he was cleared on Friday, having missed the tour to Zimbabwe, with the doctor apparently saying it wasn't a serious matter and a good amount of sleep would prevent further issues.

The PCB said: "According to him (Nadir), it was a one-off incident, a relatively common occurrence and does not necessitate any restrictions on Mr. Akmal, other than ensuring at least 6-7 hours of sleep every night."

Umar expressed his gratitude for the support, saying: "I am really grateful to the PCB, in particular Chairman Sethi Sahib, for being extremely caring and providing me every possible support including great personal care and counselling."

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