Mominul out of T20 tourney


Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque was ruled out of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup after having a fracture in the index finger of his right hand. The top-order batsman of Gazi Group Chattogram was injured while fielding in the match against Gemcon Khulna on Saturday.

Gazi Group Chattogram will take on Fortune Barishal today (Monday) in the first match while Gemcon Khulna will face off Beximco Dhaka in the second game of the day.

The first match was scheduled to be started at 1:30PM while the second game to be started at 6:30PM. State-run television BTV and private sports channel T Sports will telecast the matches live.

After scanning the injured finger, doctors found out that there was serious fracture in his finger. As a result, he is ruled out of the tournament.

“I have suffered a finger injury during the match on Saturday. After scanning, a fracture was found and I will not be able to play further in the tournament. Now I will have to take rest,” Mominul said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Gazi Group Chattogram physio Mohammad Enamul Haque said, it usually takes four to six weeks to recover from this type of fracture.

”He is out of the tournament as he has got fracture in his index finger of right hand,” the physio added.

”We did an X-ray and there was a fracture. It will take at least four to six weeks to get over his injury. So, we have suggested him not to play in the competition,” he further said.

Gazi Group Chattogram’s Mominul Haque played two matches in Bangabandhu T20 Cup till date. In both the matches, he didn’t get a chance to bat long as the openers played so well, they almost ended the match. Mominul who batted at No.3 position was not out on 5 and 8 runs respectively in those two matches.

Bangladesh will face West Indies in January for a full series, comprising three Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is in home series.