BBL 2013-14 January 21, 2014

Injured Arafat to miss rest of BBL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Perth Scorchers will be without Yasir Arafat for the rest of the season, due to a thumb injury. The Pakistan seamer injured his right thumb - his bowling hand - when he dived to field the ball during their game against Adelaide Strikers on Thursday.

Arafat ruptured a ligament but continued to bowl despite his injury. He will undergo surgery later this week and will miss the rest of the BBL, the franchise stated in a release.

Tournament regulations state that Arafat cannot be replaced by another overseas player as he was already a replacement for the West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith, their original international signing.

Arafat is the Scorchers' leading wicket-taker this season with 12 wickets in six games with a best of 4 for 24. He starred in the match against Sydney Sixers, taking 2 for 1 in the One-Over Eliminator to hand his side the victory.

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  • Imran on January 22, 2014, 21:19 GMT

    He was bowling too good. bad news for scorchers.. big loss

  • Dummy4 on January 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    OMG!!!!!big big blow for scorchers...

  • Shakil on January 22, 2014, 8:05 GMT

    Massive blow for's all up to Cummins, Thomas and Behrendorf now

  • Android on January 22, 2014, 1:05 GMT

    big blow for us. He's been epic. hopefully Australia release Narhan CN back for the finals.

  • $$ milind on January 21, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    A blow to Scorchers, I hope Pat Cummins is fit to guide them into knock-out stages of the tournament.

  • Dummy4 on January 21, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    Get well soon Yasir major blow for the Scorchers.

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