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Khaled likely to be out for 3-4 months

Bangladesh fast bowler Khaled Ahmed is suffering from a damaged left knee and he is set to be out for 3-4 months after the surgery.

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Khaled Ahmed injured his knee during the Eid break after an elite camp and according to the MRI report, he needs a surgery to recover completely. BCB’s physio Bayjedul Islam Khan confirmed it on Wednesday and informed to the BCB officials.

“As per the MRI report Khaled had damaged his meniscus of the left knee to an extent that there is no alternative but for a surgery. He will be out for at least three to four months after completing the surgery,” he said.

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With this injury, Khaled is now set to miss the upcoming series against Afghanistan A which starts from July 5. Bangladesh A will host the visitors for two four-day matches and five 50-over games.

Khaled expressed his disappointment and said how he felt the injury.

“I was watching a World Cup game of Bangladesh at my home and suddenly I felt like muscle cramp. I tried to move my leg quickly in order to free my muscle and unexpectedly hurt myself.”

Chief selector Minhajul Abedin also said he is not happy with the fast bowler’s injury as he revealed that he wanted to play him in the four-day games.

“It’s a huge blow as we wanted to prepare him for the upcoming Test series by providing him a platform to bowl longer spells during the four-day matches against Afghanistan A,” he said.

Khaled played only two Test matches for Bangladesh so far. He is yet to make debut in the limited overs format.

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