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BCB and Sussex spend 14 lakh 70 thousand Taka for Mustafizur's treatment


Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is all set to go under the knife for the first time ever in his life, as the Satkhira-born wonder kid will have his operation today (August 11) in London in order to fix his shoulder problem which has been a recurring issue for him for almost a year. [Read in Bangla: মুস্তাফিজের চিকিৎসার খরচ ১৪ লাখ ৭০ হাজার টাকা]

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The surgery, hospital fees and additional expenses will cost around 14.5 thousand pounds or 14 lakh 70 thousand Taka. However, only Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) alone will not bear all the expenses. As Mustafizur had been a member of Sussex County Cricket Club, they have also contributed to Mustafizur’s treatment.

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According to reports, at the initial stage of Mustafizur’s injury, Sussex spent 2850 pounds for his treatment. They spent 850 pounds for Mustafizur’s first MRI, 1000 pounds for the second MRI, and another 1000 pounds when the specialist Tony Coacher saw the cutter master.

On the other hand, BCB will bear the lion share of Mustafizur’s treatment expenses. Mustafizur will undergo a very special operation called the ‘telescop surgery’ which costs BCB about 9420 pounds, including Wallace’s fee (4500), hospital fee (3390) and the anaesthesia fee (1350). Earlier BCB had also spent 250 pounds as entry fee to see Andre Wallace in Bupa Cromewell Hospital, and 1500 pounds to take Dr. Craig Frank’s advices. Overall BCB is spending 11.5 thousand pounds or 11 lakh 73 thousand pounds for Mustafizur.

Renowned surgeon Andew Wallace will be conducting the operation. A well-known surgeon, Wallace has operated on the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virendar Sehwag in the past. According to his profile on the website of Fortius clinic, he is the principal orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to professional rugby clubs in the south of England and to the English Rugby Football Union.

Wallace has also treated elite athletes from Premier League football clubs, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the British Olympic Association, the British Judo Association and the English Institute of Sport.

Mustafizur had complained of pain after his second match for Sussex on July 22. He was ruled out of the rest of their one-day and T20 campaign with a SLAP (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) tear, and did not return to Bangladesh, instead meeting specialists for the injury to his left shoulder.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com

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