Rajshahi Division v Dhaka Division, NCL, Mirpur, 1st day October 20, 2012

Mushfiqur and Sajib injured in on-field collision


Mushfiqur Rahim and Saqlain Sajib have been taken to hospital after suffering an on-field collision during the opening day of Rajshahi Division's National Cricket League match against Dhaka Division in Mirpur. Of the two, Sajib was worse off after showing signs of disorientation. Mushfiqur, the Bangladesh captain, was taken for an MRI scan and was seen walking around in the dressing room a few hours after the incident.

The pair went for a catch 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.

"The collision took place at around 1.30pm. They were given first aid but Saqlain was disoriented, he had memory loss. Mushfiqur was struck on the side of his face but he looked in better condition," Dr Debashish Roy, the BCB's chief medical officer, told ESPNcricinfo.

"Saqlain had to be taken to the hospital immediately for a CT scan. Mushfiqur was in my room for a while before we took him for an MRI. He has responded better and as far as I am concerned, he will recover quickly. But still, we didn't want him in the field."

Farhad Hossain, who was nearby when the collision happened, said that Sajib was struck on the left-side of his face while Mushfiqur's nose immediately started to bleed. "Saqlain looked in bad shape. He couldn't recognise anyone, but hopefully he'll recover quickly," Hossain said.

Before the accident, Sajib, the left-arm spinner, took 4 for 33 and helped Rajshahi bowl out Dhaka for only 116 in the first innings. Mushfiqur didn't go out to bat as Dhaka replied with 137 for 6 at stumps.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

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  • Dummy4 on October 23, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Seriously, why risk colliding for a No.11 batsman?

  • Dummy4 on October 21, 2012, 7:40 GMT

    it is foolish.there is a long way between keeper and fine leg.it was only a FC match and Mushfiq shouldnt hve been desperate toi take catch

  • Zahirul on October 21, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    None of these TV media said it was that bad! Hope both of them get well soon.

  • Aaquib on October 20, 2012, 19:45 GMT

    This is bad......especially sajib

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    Fantiger: this pic isn't from today...it was an old picture when mushi was fielding without a helmet and got struck by the ball... may allah help both of them...

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    Judging from what I'm reading, Saqlain looks in really bad shape wish well for him in his recovery very unfortunate incident thank God nothing worse.

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    Wish they recover early without any substantial damage. Sajib is the another key left hand orthodox & a bright future. May ALLAH help them.

  • shuhel on October 20, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    why do they play with national team jersey when playing county cricket surely they can afford and it doesn't look very professional that's what Bangladesh cricket lacking anyway im not hating or anything its just an idea !!

  • Salem on October 20, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Very bad news hope both especially Sajib is okay and well again. But really this shouldn't happen in Cricket with 2 fielders going after the same thing just let it go safety first.

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    get well soon mates..prayers are with you..

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