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Rishabh Pant to be airlifted to Mumbai: Jay Shah BCCI Secretary

The Indian cricketer met with a road accident on December 30 while he was on the way to his home in Roorkee and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Dehradun. In a recent development, it has been declared that Rishabh Pant to be airlifted to Mumbai on BCCI orders.

As per the BCCI medical team, Pant suffered two cuts on his forehead, injury on his right wrist, ankle, toe. In addition to that, he has got abrasion injuries on his back besides the ligament tear on his right knee in the near fatal accident. Immediately after the mishap, Shah had formed a medical team which had advised the Derhadun hospital medical staff to refrain from treating his ligament tear. The BCCI had taken the responsibility upon itself to treat the ailment which will now be done in Mumbai.

A sense of urgency has been shown by the BCCI towards Pant, a Grade A cricketer in the BCCI centrally-contracted player list. Besides him being a proven match-winner for the Indian side the board would love to see him back in action. Moreover, the BCCI has been wanting to move him to Mumbai at the earliest convenient time. On top of that, the decision was taken on Wednesday after a review meeting held under Shah where it was felt that Pant is in a position to be shifted.

“Rishabh is a very important player and we have been closely monitoring his situation. I have decided that BCCI will take care of his medical expenses and we will airlift Pant today (Wednesday) to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital for further treatment. The BCCI will take care of Pant’s medical expenses and provide all help,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah told a reputed media house.

BCCI orders Pant to be airlifted to Mumbai

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) , on 4th January confirmed that Pant will be brought to Mumbai in an air ambulance. Subsequently, will be admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute. He will be under the direct supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head — the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director — Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the hospital.

“He will be under the direct supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head – the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director – Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the hospital. Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation.”

Moreover, Pant will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tear and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout the period of his recovery and rehabilitation.

“The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period,” the BCCI said in a statement.

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