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Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out of remainder of the Asia Cup 2014

Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out of remainder of the Asia Cup 2014
Mashrafe Mortaza picked up a side strain during the Asia Cup match against India on February 26 © AFP

Dhaka: Feb 28, 2014

The Bangladesh cricket team’s injury problems were compounded after senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup 2014 due to a side strain.

The setback comes on the eve of their clash against a spirited Afghanistan. Pacer Shafiul Islam has been brought as Mortaza’s replacement.

There is a cloud of uncertainty over in-form skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored a century in their six-wicket loss to India, as he is nursing a shoulder injury.

“Mortaza had picked up a side strain during the match against India on February 26. The scan report suggests it is a strain on the left side. Unfortunately he is out of this tournament.”

“He will carry on doing the rehab under the guidance of the BCB medical team and we will assess him further in the coming days,” team physio Vibhav Singh said on Friday.

The physio also said Mushfiqur’s scan report had come in and more monitoring was needed.

“We will continue to asses him today. He will undergo a fitness test tomorrow after which we will decide whether he can play the match against Afghanistan.”

Bangladesh are already missing talented batsman Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, who was handed a three-match suspension after a lewd gesture on live TV.

Shakib’s suspension, however, will end after their match against Afghanistan.

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