Saifuddin to miss first three games for Rajshahi

Minister Group Rajshahi’s Mohammad Saifuddin has been ruled out of the field for a week. This means he will miss the first three games for Rajshahi in Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.

The all-rounder injured his left ankle while playing football in warm-ups. He was taken out of the Mirpur Academy Ground shortly after receiving a preliminary treatment. This has raised questions on cricketers putting too much effort on football and left Saifuddin’s participation in the tournament in scrutiny.

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According to a source from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Saifuddin will not be available to play for at least a week.

“Look, it’s hard to come to a decision for Saifuddin. We will keep him in observation for two days. Given the condition of his ankle, we don’t see him playing for a week,” the source told BDCricTime.

“We are not going for a scan at this moment. We would have to take him out of the bio-bubble to scan. Getting out of the bio-bubble is risky. If it gets serious in two days we will do scan and other tests. But he is not playing for a week, that’s for sure.”

Rajshahi will play Beximco Dhaka in the opening match on Tuesday (November 24). Najmul Hossain Shanto-led side will take on Gemcon Khulna (November 26) and Fortune Barishal (November 28) in the next seven days.

Minister Group Rajshahi squad: Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Ashraful, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Farhad Reza, Arafat Sunny, Ebadat Hossain, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Rony Talukdar, Anisul Emon, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Jaker Ali Anik, Raqibul Hasan, Mukidul Islam Mugdho, Sunzamul Islam.

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