[caption id="attachment_836687" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-836687" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Shoaib-Malik-1.jpg" alt="Shoaib Malik Pakistan " width="628" height="355" /> Shoaib Malik (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Veteran <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> middle-order batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shoaib-malik/news/">Shoaib Malik</a> will return home for 10 days from the ongoing tour of England due to personal reasons, the PCB said on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>"The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a domestic issue. He is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days' time," the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>"The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib's privacy," it added. <p></p> <p></p>Malik is part of the Pakistan squad currently in England to play the World Cup hosts in a five-match ODI series ahead of the game's showpiece event starting May 30. <p></p> <p></p>The announcement came just hours before Pakistan's second tour game against Northamptonshire. <p></p> <p></p>The break means Malik is set to miss the one-off T20I against England on May 5 and the first of the five ODIs against the hosts on May 8.