Saad becomes first-ever concussion substitute in domestic history of Pakistan

Mohammad Saad becomes first-ever concussion substitute in Pakistan domestic history Replacing Salahuddin

Central Punjab batsman Usman Salahuddin will no longer take part in the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against South Punjab at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium due to a concussion. By marking the first substitute for concussion in Pakistan’s domestic cricket history, the Punjab Central team will have Mohammad Saad, the right-handed batsmen, replacing Salahuddin.

Salahuddin was hit on the left side of his neck while fielding on his short leg when Sami Aslam went to sweep Bilal Asif’s bowling in the first session of the match.

The player immediately examined by a concussion and taken off the field for an X-ray. Usman Salahuddin had neck pain, headache and blurred vision immediately after the injury.

A team has 24 hours to request a concussion substitute after monitoring the injured player, according to the PCB concussion substitute rule.

The concussion substitute rule included in the International Cricket Council (ICC) playing conditions and has been effective since 1 August, when the England-Australia Ash series began at Edgbaston.

Australian All-rounder Marnus Labuschagne became the first substitute for concussion in the history of international cricket when he replaced batter Steve Smith after the latter’s injury on the final day of the second Test ashes in Lords on August 18.

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