Lahore, September 15, 2019: Central Punjab’s Usman Salahuddin will not participate anymore in the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Southern Punjab at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium after getting hit on the neck while fielding on the first day of the match.
Marking the first-ever use concussion substitute in the history of Pakistan domestic cricket, the Central Punjab side will have Mohammad Saad, the right-handed batsman, replace Salahuddin.
Salahuddin was hit on the left-side of his neck while fielding at short-leg when Sami Aslam went for a sweep off Bilal Asif’s bowling in the first session of the match.
The player was immediately examined for concussion and was taken off the field for an X-ray. Salahuddin had “neck pain, headache, and blurred vision immediately after injury”.
A team is allowed 24 hours to ask for a concussion substitute after monitoring the injured player, according to the PCB’s Concussion substitute rule.