Tanzim Sakib replaces Ebadot in Asia Cup squad
Bangladesh fast bowler Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup in Pakistan and Sri Lanka due to a knee injury. The national selection panel of BCB has named uncapped pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib as Ebadot's replacement.
The 29-year-old Ebadot is suffering from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury sustained during last month's ODI series against Afghanistan and has not made the expected recovery after rehab to be considered for the Asia Cup.
BCB Chief Sports Physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said: "Ebadot had undergone six weeks of rehab following the injury. We have had multiple MRIs done during this time and the reports suggest that his ACL is still a concern and requires further management. Therefore, he misses out on the Asia Cup.
"Considering the importance of the Bangladesh team's next major event, which is the ICC World Cup in October, the BCB is committed to exploring every safe medical option available for getting Ebadot back to full fitness and playing as early as possible, including consultation and treatment overseas."
Tanzim Hasan Sakib, meanwhile, has taken 57 wickets from 37 List A matches. In the recently-concluded ACC Emerging Men's Asia Cup, Sakib took nine wickets from three games.