Injured Yasir Ali ruled out of West Indies white-ball series


Yasir now returns to Bangladesh.

Yasir now returns to Bangladesh. © Getty

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Wednesday (June 22) that batsman Yasir Ali Chowdhury has been banned from the ODI and T20I series against the West Indies.

Yasir did not recover from a back injury sustained on the first day of the three-day exhibition game against the West Indies Cricket President’s XI in Antigua on June 10. A subsequent MRI scan revealed discogenic back pain at the lumbar spine and he is expected to return to action for the ODI and T20I series.

However, it now appears that the batsman’s return to the game is being delayed. “Yasir Ali is not recovering as expected from his back injury and was unable to start his rehabilitation. Since he is still limited in his physical work after almost two weeks of rest, we can conclude that his injury time will be extended. therefore from the West Indies series,” Bangladeshi team physio Bayjedul Islam said in a statement on Wednesday.

Yasir will return to Bangladesh and will continue his recovery under the supervision of the BCB Medical Team. BCB has not yet announced a replacement for Yasir for the white-ball series, although Anamul Haque was named as the backup for Yasir for the second test.



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