World Cup 2015: Bangladesh February 22, 2015

Al-Amin to be sent home for breaking team curfew

Al-Amin Hossain broke the 10pm deadline, according to the ACSU © AFP

Bangladesh pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain will be sent home after breaking a team curfew in Brisbane on February 19.

Team manager Khaled Mahmud confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the ACSU (Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) informed the Bangladesh team management of Al-Amin staying outside the team hotel after the 10pm deadline. The Bangladesh Cricket Board will conduct its own inquiry into the breach after receiving the manager's report at the end of the team's World Cup campaign.

"Normally if a player has to stay outside after 10pm, he has to take the management's permission," Mahmud said. "We were not aware that Al-Amin left the hotel after that time, and were later informed by the ACSU of his transgression. He will be sent home as soon as possible." Mahmud denied that Al-Amin's suspension had any links with corruption.

Shafiul Islam, the 25-year-old pace bowler, has replaced Al-Amin in Bangladesh's squad, and has been approved by the ICC's event technical committee*.

The ICC has stated that the replacement is "an exceptional circumstance" after Al-Amin breached team rules. Shafiul was scheduled to fly out of Dhaka on Monday evening. He has played 52 ODIs, the latest of which was on November 26 when he bowled only 2.1 overs against Zimbabwe before picking up a thigh injury.

Bangladesh's third match is on Thursday against Sri Lanka in Melbourne. Their scheduled game against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday was washed out.

Al-Amin has played 11 ODIs for Bangladesh since early 2014, but none at this World Cup.​

0930 GMT, February 23: This story was updated with news of Al-Amin's replacement

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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