Tamim declared fit for SL series

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh Cricket Board can breathe a sigh of relief as their opener Tamim Iqbal will be fit ahead of the series against Sri Lanka after having a two-week rest for a hair-line crack in his injured hand.
Tamim sustained the injury during the match between Duronto Rajshahi and Sylhet Royals in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League on February 5 that put him in serious doubt for the series.
Tamim left the field in sheer pain after he was hit by the ball in the 15th over of the Royals’ innings and could not take any further part in the game and missed a couple of matches for his franchise as well.
‘We had his scan done today that revealed a hair-line crack so we decided to give him a two-week rest,’ Debashish Chowdhury, BCB’s chief medical officer, told reporters on Wednesday.
‘We expect him to start batting from February 25 though he can take part in the physical conditioning to keep him fit,’ said Debashish.
Meanwhile, Debashish added that Sakib al Hasan is expected to go on a short-trip to Australia before the series to take a second opinion on his injury.
Sakib has developed an Exertional Compartment Syndrome, an uncommon exercise-induced neuromuscular disorder, which the BCB physiotherapists said could take months to heal completely.

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