Mushfiqur Rahim to miss West Indies tour hajj pilgrimage

May 21, 2022

BCB has granted leave to Bangladesh veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim for upcoming West Indies tour, so that he can perform hajj in July.
“Mushfiqur wrote an application for a leave to attend this year’s Hajj a month ago ahead of the Sri Lanka series but nothing was official. However, the process has been finalised and he received a government quota. He will miss the entire West Indies Series,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations committee chairman Jalal Yunus said.
The Tigers will travel to West Indies in June to play two Test matches, three ODIs and three T20Is. The first Test will set the stage at Antigua on June 16 followed by the second Test at Saint Lucia on June 24. Bangladesh are set to depart for West Indies on June 6.
Afterward, the T20I series will start on July 2 in Dominica and the ODI series will start on July 16.
Pacers Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam have already been ruled out of the West Indies Test series due to injuries and the absence of ‘Mr. Dependable’ will be one more issue the BCB will address in the coming days.
Rahim is currently playing for Bangladesh in the ongoing two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home.
In the first Test in Chattogram, Rahim became the first Bangladesh player to score 5000 Test runs. He scored 105, with the help of just four boundaries, as Bangladesh took a lead of 68 in the first innings.
The match ended in a draw affair after Sri Lanka posted 260/6 on the final day. Senior player Angelo Mathews was named player of the match for sparkling 199.

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