Former national women’s team cricketer Chamily Khatun was flown to Dhaka on Friday in line with a directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The right-handed batter and off-spinner was languishing in her home in Rajshahi's Dargapara area, with her right side being paralysed twice in the span of 15 days. She suffered an injury to her lower back in 2011 while practising in a gym in Dhaka, which ended her career. She had since been in Rajshahi, working for the Ansar and Village Defence Party and supporting her family till her injury worsened recently to the point where she is in danger of losing her job.
She was admitted at National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation after coming to Dhaka, said Mamoon Ahmed Anik, an executive magistrate of Rajshahi who accompanied her.
“I was forgotten as I remained silent about my illness. Now, when the media wrote about me, the country’s Prime Minister took responsibility for my treatment. I have already gotten well mentally. I hope I will also be physically fit soon. If possible, I will play again for the country,” Chamily told the media before boarding a plane at Shah Makhdum Airport in Rajshahi.
“The doctors have seen her, but they could not examine her as she was suffering from extreme pain. She will be examined tomorrow [Saturday],” Mamoon said.