Taijul in doubt for Australia series


Jannatul Naym Pieal

National cricketer Taijul Islam, who is suffering from jaundice will not be available for further two weeks due to his failure to recover from the, informed the officials of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who was also a part of Tigers’ Elite Players Conditioning Camp, had to sit out from from August 26 to take full rest after being diagnosed with jaundice and his return to the camp was subject to the outcome of his next medical checkup.

But now BCB physician Debashish Chowdhury is saying that Taijul is not fit enough for making a return as he is yet to recover and he may take rests for approximately two more weeks.

“He (Taijul) will have to take rest till September 21,” Debashish Chowdhury was quoted as saying in New Age on Monday.

He further added, “We had his check which revealed that improvement was not satisfactory.”

In the meantime, because of his illness, Taijul was also left out of the squad for the Bangladesh A team that will tour to India in less than a week to play three one-day as well as two three-day matches. And not only that, his illness has also put his participation in the two-Test series against Australia in jeopardy. The first of the two-Test series will begin from October 9.

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