Pakistan’s Javeria Khan has been released from hospital after being struck on the jaw during Wednesday’s Women’s World Twenty20 game against West Indies. The opener was hit on the hand by a bouncer from Shamilia Connell that then hit the grille of her helmet, and she was carried off on a stretcher. The 27-year-old was discharged from hospital with a broken thumb and is awaiting further medical reports.
West Indies won the match by four runs. “We were really shocked by the incident,” said West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor. “We have now been told she is fine, and that gives us relief.” Javeria is expected to travel with the rest of the Pakistan squad when they fly to Delhi on Thursday to prepare for Saturday’s game against hosts India. Team manager Ayesha Ashhar said she could not comment on Javeria’s chances of playing in their next game.