Media Release : Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of first Test

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All-rounder sidelined due to finger injury

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka starting on 31 January after suffering an injury to his left little finger during the final of the Rocket Tri-Nation Series against Sri Lanka today (Saturday) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Shakib, the Bangladesh Test captain, hurt the base of the fifth finger while fielding.

 BCB’s senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said the x-ray report had come clear but the injury required stitches: “The x-ray did not find any fracture. However, there is subluxation/joint sprain at the base of the little finger on his left hand. He has been assessed by a cosmetic surgeon and necessary repairs have been done. The affected finger will have to be immobilized for at least a week before further assessment is made which means he is out of the first Test in Chittagong.”