Rajshahi Division v Dhaka Division, NCL, Mirpur, 2nd day

Sajib out for ten days, Mushfiqur improves

Mohammad Isam

October 21, 2012

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Mushfiqur Rahim and Saqlain Sajib lie on the turf after a collision, Rajshahi Division v Dhaka Division, NCL, Dhaka, 1st day, October 20, 2012
Saqlain Sajib (face flat on the turf) is expected to recover for the second round, starting November 2 © Bangladesh Cricket Board

Mushfiqur Rahim and Saqlain Sajib have escaped serious injuries after both showed signs of improvement a day after they collided during the opening day of Rajshahi Division's National Cricket League match against Dhaka Division in Mirpur. The pair, however, didn't bat in the first innings as Rajshahi declared on 178 after losing eight wickets.

The doctors have sent both players home, though Sajib has been ruled out for a ten days as his initial symptoms were cause for concern, according to the BCB's chief medical officer Dr Debashish Roy.

"We didn't take any risks with Mushfiqur so he didn't bat today. He could be batting tomorrow (third day). Saqlain is out of danger but since he is still showing signs of disorientation, he will not play this game," Roy said.

"He has had scans but I still think since it was a shock to his system, he doesn't have the right frame of mind to return to the field. But he will recover and I think he can play from the second round [on November 2]."

The pair collided near the fine-leg boundary after Dhaka's No. 11 Mohammad Shahid top-edged a Farhad Reza bouncer off the last ball of the 45th over.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

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Posted by me.nuralam on (October 23, 2012, 11:26 GMT)

Anamul Haque is very promising young wicket keeping batsman for Bangladesh.

Posted by saifur.raffael on (October 22, 2012, 8:41 GMT)

probably Anamul haque would have come in the team if mushiq was injured seriously...but thanks Allah he didnt

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (October 21, 2012, 15:23 GMT)

A sigh of relief for BD selectors. Long term injury of Mushfiq could b very costly before WI series. He should b careful as BD has no other good wicket keeping batsman like him.

Posted by   on (October 21, 2012, 13:52 GMT)

I just don't understand what Rahim was trying to do I mean he could've seriously damaged Sajib long term. It wasn't his task to take that catch hope they're okay and put that unfortunate incident behind him.

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