Monday 20 July 2009 

Bangladesh Captain Mortaza Ruled Out Of ODI Series

Bangladesh Captain Mortaza Ruled Out Of ODI Series
Bangladesh Captain Mortaza Ruled Out Of ODI Series
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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of the One-Day International series against the West Indies which begins on 26th July.

Fast bowler Mortaza slipped and injured his knee during the first Test against the same opponents in Saint Vincent and after he was ruled out of the second Test and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has now confirmed he will not regain fitness in time to play in three ODIs and a Twenty20 International.

Scanse revealed that Mortaza has cartilage damage and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who took over as captain when Mortaza left the field in Saint Vincent, will take over again as skipper.

The BCB also revealed that fast bowler Shahadat Hossain, left-arm spinner Enamul Haque junior and wicket-keeper Saghir Hossain will be replaced by fast bowler Syed Rasel, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and all-rounder Naeem Islam.

Mortaza was appointed as captain following a disappointing ICC World Twenty20 campaign, which has seen both former captain Mohammad Ashraful stepped down and the team given a warning following reported indiscipline off the pitch.

ODIs in the West Indies take place on 26th July, 28th July and 30th July and the T20 International is on 2nd August.

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