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October 29, 2013
Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, has been confirmed by medical staff to have contracted dengue fever. The Bangladesh Cricket Board had ruled Shakib out of the first ODI in Mirpur against New Zealand on the morning of the match, citing that the allrounder had been suffering a high fever. Shakib was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Dhaka to meet with medical staff.
Elias Sunny, the left-arm spinner, was added to the squad as cover on Tuesday night, after Bangladesh won the opening ODI.*
Vibhav Singh, the Bangladesh team physio, said that a blood test was administered in which the presence of the dengue virus was found in Shakib's blood. "The blood test report has confirmed that it is a case of dengue fever. Shakib will remain at the hospital for further observation."
* - 1730 GMT, October 29, 2013 - Story updated with news of Sunny's inclusion
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