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10:57 AM, August 04, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:06 AM, August 04, 2016

BCB in a quandary on Mustafizur Rahman’s shoulder surgery

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has not yet decided on the shoulder operation of pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman as disclosed by BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon.

BCB is still in quandary whether the ace bowler will go under knife to mend his injured shoulder in England or Australia. Basically, the complication has been created with the doctor's schedule.

Mustafiz, also known to International media as 'Fizz', on Tuesday visited a UK shoulder specialist named Lenard Frank with his shoulder problem in Manchester and also had seen another UK specialist Tony Coacher before approaching Frank.

Talking to the pressmen today, BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon said Lenard Frank would not be able to give any date of surgery before August 22.

BCB boss went on to add that's why they have asked for a date from Australian specialist Grege Hoye before August 22 and that Mustafizur would be brought back home and sent to Australia for surgery. And if Grege Hoye is not able to give any date, then BCB will approach again English specialist Lenard Frank for the surgery.

So BCB will have to wait for the decision from Grege Hoye and then decide their next course of action regarding Mustafizur's shoulder operation.

Mustafizur Rahman, the left-arm paceman, is down with shoulder surgery while in his stint with Sussex and is feared Fizz might be sidelined him for six months.

BCB sources said Mustafizur is mentally prepared for the operation and is currently in England. He suffered the shoulder injury and a local specialist diagnosed that as the SLAP (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) tear, which involves the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint, and it could be treated through a surgery, which may rule him out for up to six months.

Such a long lay-off would rule him out of England's visit in October and the tour to New Zealand at the end of the year. Earlier in the last few days, BCB sent his reports to a number of places.

BCB media chairman Jalal Yunus added, "We want him to be operated upon by the best surgeons. We have found two specialists in the UK and one in Australia. He is mentally prepared for the operation."

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