Mosharraf Rubel to fly to Singapore on Thursday, needs 4 million BDT
Bangladesh left arm spinner Mosharraf Rubel, who has been diagnosed with Brain Tumor several weeks ago, will fly to Singapore on 14th of March (Thursday) for better treatment.
He was previously supposed to go to Singapore a day before, on 13th. The 37 year old Rubel is now in need of around 4 million BDT for his total treatment procedure.
Rubel said, “The brain surgery alone requires 20 to 25 lac BDT. Apart from that, there are costs for chemotherapy, accommodation in Singapore which would be around 40 lac BDT in total.”
The Dhaka born cricketer who is still a part of the domestic cricket in Bangladesh, revealed that he had earlier fainted quite a few times after which the Glioma, a kind of tumor that starts in the glial cells of the spine or the brain was revealed through medical checkups.
“I have applied for the visa and an appointment has been set at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. The doctors said the tumor is at a very primary stage and successful removal should be able to cure me, Inshallah,” Mosharraf was quoted as saying in Dhaka Tribune.
In the meantime, Dr. Debashish Chowdhury, the chief physician of BCB said about the condition, “Severity of the tumor can only be understood once the biopsy is done following the operation. So far, the reports suggest that the tumor is at a primary stage but after all, it is a tumor in the brain so it is very sensitive. It was during the BPL this year when he fainted and was advised a thorough checkup.”
Several cricketers have already expressed their inclination to stand beside Mosharraf Rubel.
Mosharraf represented Bangladesh in five ODIs making his debut in 2008. His last international appearance was against England back in October 2016. Recently, he was a part of the Comilla Victorians in the sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).