Liton to miss Sri Lanka flight due to illness
Opening batter Liton Das will not be part of the Bangladesh contingent that flies to Sri Lanka today for the Asia Cup due to fever, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board's Cricket Operations committee chairman Jalal Younus.
"Liton is suffering from fever. He tested negative for Dengue. So if he recovers early, he will take the next flight to Sri Lanka. But if he does not recover, then we may have to think about a replacement," Jalal told The Daily Star today.
The Tigers are set to depart Dhaka at 12.55 pm, with young pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib also set to miss the flight.
The right-arm pacer, who was a last minute inclusion as replacement for injured Ebadot Hossain, will travel by a later flight since his ticket has not yet been confirmed.
Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka on their opening game of the Asia Cup on August 31 at Pallekele.