Bangladesh news November 2, 2014

Gazi set to start remedial work

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh offspinner Sohag Gazi will start remedial work on his bowling action under the supervision of Ruwan Kalpage, the national spin-bowling coach, on the sidelines of the Khulna Test against Zimbabwe. Gazi was supposed to join former Bangladesh fielding coach Mohammad Salahuddin, who had helped Abdur Razzak remodel his action in 2009, in Malaysia but the trip was belatedly cancelled because of Salahuddin's other commitments.

"Most probably I will be travelling to Khulna on Tuesday to work under Kalpage, who is with the national team at the moment," Gazi told the Dhaka Tribune. "If I can work for a month properly and work on my foot landing, which is the main problem, I am sure I can return to cricket very soon.

"I am gathering mental strength and I am willing to work hard to make a return," he said. "Sometimes it is frustrating to see my team playing a Test series at home and I really miss the dressing room. But this is life and I am very happy to see young spinners like Taijul [Islam] and Jubair [Hossain] along with experienced Shakib [Al Hasan] guiding the side to a Test win."

Gazi was suspended from bowling after his action was found to violate the 15-degree limit in the tests conducted in Cardiff, UK. He was reported after an ODI against West Indies at St George's on August 22.

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