Mustafiz will be fully recovered before Asia Cup

Sports Correspondent: Bangladesh star bowler Mustafizur Rahman will not be available for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League, scheduled to begin from 4 February, due to the shoulder injury sustained during the second T20I against Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh Cricket Board held back his NOC following this injury and will keep him under close observation for his quick return to center pitch ahead of the Asia Cup that will be kicking off on 24 February in Bangladesh.

BCB Media Committee Chairman Jalal Yunus said, ‘We hope Mustafizur would be ready for the Asia Cup T20s as he is still around two weeks away from fully recovering from the sustained shoulder injury. We want him to be absolutely fit for the World T20 in March as well. The BCB do not have any such policy t hold back a player from his participatuon in a domestic T20 competition. Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiq were scheduled to fly off for Dubai to take part in PSL and five of our players are also listed in IPL auction. Depending on they being picked and fit at the same time during the tournament, they will play the IPL and BCB do not have issues with any of these things.’

Jalaj Yunus also added that they would look into compensating Mustafiz’s unavailability for Lahore Qalandars, ‘We will be deciding on compensating Mustafiz on this, so that he does not sustain a major financial loss of earnings.’

Newsbd71/AR/February 05, 2015


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