Rajshahi Division v Dhaka Division, NCL, Mirpur, 2nd day October 21, 2012

Sajib out for ten days, Mushfiqur improves

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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