Batter was suffering from back injury
Middle-order batter Sohaib Maqsood was ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed on Saturday.
The 34-year-old was suffering from a back injury and did not feature in the Punjab Derby, which Southern comfortably won by six wickets.
“PCB’s chief medical officer Dr. Najeeb and Physio Cliff Deacon examined Sohaib’s injury advised him to rest,” the board said in a statement. “His replacement will be announced soon.”
The right-hander was finding it difficult to walk and was brought to a hospital for an MRI scan.
Pakistan have already made three changes in the T20 World Cup squad, where Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed were picked in place of Mohammad Hasnain, Khushdil Shah and Azam Khan.
Players selected for the T20 World Cup have already entered the ICC’s bio-secure bubble on Friday.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali , Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali , Imad Wasim , Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper) and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.