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Injured Bangladesh star ruled out of World Cup

Bangladesh news

Bangladesh have been forced into a personnel change in their squad, the ICC Event Technical Committee has confirmed.

Bangladesh have officially replaced the injured Mohammad Saifuddin with Rubel Hossain in their squad for the remainder of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

The Event Technical Committee, made up of Chris Tetley (Head of Events, Chair), Clive Hitchcock (ICC Senior Cricket Operations Manager), Rahul Dravid and Dhiraj Malhotra (BCCI Representatives), Simon Doull and Ian Bishop (Independent Members) approved the request on Tuesday.

The all-rounder picked up five wickets across Bangladesh’s opening four games of the tournament, but will play no further part in the Tigers’ campaign after picking up a back injury.

Video cwc19 17 Oct 21
Saifuddin strikes early with brilliant yorker

Rubel was one of the approved reserve players who travelled to the UAE with Bangladesh’s initial squad.

The 31-year-old has played 159 matches for his country, including in 28 T20Is, two of which came 12 years ago at the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup.

Bangladesh face England in their second Group One game of the Super 12 stage in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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