Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has come to the rescue of woman cricketer Bisma Amjad who suffered head injury during a practice session in Karachi last month.
Babar Azam’s father, Azam Siddique, has asked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to spent his son’s match fee, which he had received in the opening fixture against India, on Bisma’s treatment.
“I request PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja to immediately make arrangements for national cricketer Bisma Amjad’s treatment,” he said.
“If a person wearing Pakistan’s star [on their uniform] is helpless, then it means that the nation is helpless,” he added .
Last month, the woman cricketer had suffered a head injury during practice in Karachi. She was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital. Following her treatment, a local news channel had reported that PCB officials refused to pay for her treatment expenses.
After the cricket board was severely criticised on social media, the PCB issued a statement, saying that Bisma Amjad suffered a concussion during a women’s training camp at the Sindh regional academy.
“The PCB, as a responsible organisation is continuing to look after her wellbeing as well as treatment expenses,” the PCB said.