Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2012-13 March 28, 2013

Anamul skips Sri Lanka T20, Zimbabwe tour for exams

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Bangladesh opening batsman Anamul Haque will miss the one-off Twenty20 against Sri Lanka on Sunday, as he is set to return home after Thursday's ODI to sit for his college exams. Anamul, 20, has informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board that he would also be unavailable for the tour of Zimbabwe, which runs from April 17 to May 12.

No replacement has been named for Anamul for the Sri Lanka T20.

Abul Hasan, the fast bowler who had to sit out the second and third ODIs with a side strain, will remain with the squad. Sending him home as well was discussed, but decided against as that would have left Bangladesh with a squad of just 12 for the Twenty20.

Earlier, Bangladesh had already lost batsman Tamim Iqbal and fast bowler Nazmul Hossain for the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour. Tamim had played in the first ODI, scoring a century as Bangladesh were asked to bat first. Then, while fielding, he had fractured his right thumb. Uncapped right-hand batsman Shamsur Rahman was called in as a replacement.

Nazmul had been ruled out of the ODI series after injuring his left knee during training in Colombo. Nazmul twisted his knee while avoiding a straight drive from Ziaur Rahman during a net session, on what would have been the fifth day of the second Test.

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  • on March 30, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Right decision. I am really glad to see his attention towards education. It will surely make him more knowledgeable about the game. You might say Cricket is never included in his syllabus, yes you are right. But I bet, as he attains more and more education, it will develop his skill over the game. Thumps Up Anamul.

  • obaid1972 on March 30, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Education is important. It adds value to a cricketer-,i.e, Imran Khan, Majid Khan, Javed Burki, Mike Artherton and list goes on and on, We have clearly noticed the difference while the cricketers face the interview, Hence, no compromise with basic education. obaid hoque, dhaka

  • on March 30, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    well done kid you got a bright future. What you are in the right path and correct path will lead you to become a perfect cricketer.all the best !!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 1:05 GMT

    Govt. should focus on these examine e , as they are playing for the nation. there must be an exception for these players. They will be able to sit for exam after the tour or else nation n world will be deprived of good players from team.

  • T.R.GHANCHI on March 29, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    Education first! Always!

  • on March 29, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    These exams in Bangladesh last forever. And then it takes months to get the results. Anamul is having a good run of form now. I would advise him to continue playing. he can write the exam next year. As a professional cricketer he should be focussed on cricket only. A HSC degree and even a bachelor's means nothing in a country of millions; where a B.A. is worth nothing at all. He can make more hay as a established cricketer and a regular on the national side. With this break he could lose his place for good and that will be an incalculable loss. His advisers should think before they counsel him.

  • hasib9 on March 29, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    Anamul is a good player for the future, but it is good for the Bangladesh team if he leaves. Shamsur will probably do better with the bat. Ashraful has already scored all the runs he is capable of scoring for 2013, I highly doubt he will score much this year.

  • ExplicitPlatinum on March 29, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    In Sha Allah Anamul Haque will achieve the top marks in his exams and become successful both in his course and in his cricket career

  • on March 29, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    All the best for the exams Anamul

  • SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on March 28, 2013, 23:07 GMT

    This is Hilarious !!! We Have To Beat Zimbabwe 3-0 in ODI to Play in the Champions Trophy Come on

  • on March 30, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Right decision. I am really glad to see his attention towards education. It will surely make him more knowledgeable about the game. You might say Cricket is never included in his syllabus, yes you are right. But I bet, as he attains more and more education, it will develop his skill over the game. Thumps Up Anamul.

  • obaid1972 on March 30, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Education is important. It adds value to a cricketer-,i.e, Imran Khan, Majid Khan, Javed Burki, Mike Artherton and list goes on and on, We have clearly noticed the difference while the cricketers face the interview, Hence, no compromise with basic education. obaid hoque, dhaka

  • on March 30, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    well done kid you got a bright future. What you are in the right path and correct path will lead you to become a perfect cricketer.all the best !!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 1:05 GMT

    Govt. should focus on these examine e , as they are playing for the nation. there must be an exception for these players. They will be able to sit for exam after the tour or else nation n world will be deprived of good players from team.

  • T.R.GHANCHI on March 29, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    Education first! Always!

  • on March 29, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    These exams in Bangladesh last forever. And then it takes months to get the results. Anamul is having a good run of form now. I would advise him to continue playing. he can write the exam next year. As a professional cricketer he should be focussed on cricket only. A HSC degree and even a bachelor's means nothing in a country of millions; where a B.A. is worth nothing at all. He can make more hay as a established cricketer and a regular on the national side. With this break he could lose his place for good and that will be an incalculable loss. His advisers should think before they counsel him.

  • hasib9 on March 29, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    Anamul is a good player for the future, but it is good for the Bangladesh team if he leaves. Shamsur will probably do better with the bat. Ashraful has already scored all the runs he is capable of scoring for 2013, I highly doubt he will score much this year.

  • ExplicitPlatinum on March 29, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    In Sha Allah Anamul Haque will achieve the top marks in his exams and become successful both in his course and in his cricket career

  • on March 29, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    All the best for the exams Anamul

  • SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on March 28, 2013, 23:07 GMT

    This is Hilarious !!! We Have To Beat Zimbabwe 3-0 in ODI to Play in the Champions Trophy Come on

  • on March 28, 2013, 22:23 GMT

    @TheRisingTeam Anamul already proved he is the class act and one of the promising star of world cricket. Last time in Australian seeming condition he was the highest run getter in t20 world cupl. Even coach Stuart Law expressed very high about the positive mentality of Anamul Haq. If i am not wrong he can be the next biggest thing after Sakib, Tamim, Nasir, Today he was the highest run getter. Just he traveled with senior team and this was his first test match. Definitely take a tittle time to gain confidence like one day. Just need a big score and composer. Do not be so impatience. but definitely current new comers will learn and perform more quickly then so called heavy talented many players. because they have the hunger, just check Nasir, Gazi, Abul, Anamul ..all the performing some way and contributing..

  • on March 28, 2013, 22:13 GMT

    let him sit the exam. that's called a good decision. First do the exam well then come back with strong mentality...Education is most important to build a human personality. Best of luck Anamul. well played today. i am thinking you will be the next tamim and shakib of BD. Just need to learn and gain little bit expariance and confidence.

  • Ismailp on March 28, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    we missed u anamul ,but come back quickly after exam and best hopes for u...

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    ah! now exam! all ready lost 7/8 players for injuries now here comes the exam and loosing Anamul in the t20! but still what a amazing result this is! Tigers are roaring again!

  • IyoSym on March 28, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    I'm also a HSC(Higher Secondary Certificate) Examinee this year that Anamul will take part... :P our exam will start in 1 April, 2013 and with practical exam it will end in the 1st wk of June...!! Hard luck, tiger Anamul..but wish u and me both will get A+ in our exam In Sha Allah...!! :) :P everybody, please pray for us.... :)

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    @Nirab Krishna it is the HSC exam (The exam after 12th class). If he does not take it now, he will have to wait another year.

  • phunny_game on March 28, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    20 and stil appearing for scchool exams, not as good a student as he is a batsman i gues...!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    All the best for the exams Anamul!!!Do well there and then serve your nationality.

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Nirab Krishna , probably HSC( Higher School Certificate) examination 'cos his timing for being absent is the time when that public exam is supposed to take place.Another guess on school is BKSP.

  • TheRisingTeam on March 28, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    Wise decision! education is very important and wish Anamul all the luck for his exams. Also a good decision for him to skip the Zimbabwe tour especially the test series because he has problems with his footwork and technique needs a bit of addressing and is something he can work on when he returns some point later.

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    Very bad luck for BD coz ost of the good players r injured................bye da way which school and class anamul learning?

  • asiacricket1234 on March 28, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    Oh Dear!! Another one gone. Good Luck for your exam Anamul. Read in newspaper that Tamim wont be fir for Zimbabwe test series so now we lost both of our opening batsmen for Test :(.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 28, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    Oh Dear!! Another one gone. Good Luck for your exam Anamul. Read in newspaper that Tamim wont be fir for Zimbabwe test series so now we lost both of our opening batsmen for Test :(.

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    Very bad luck for BD coz ost of the good players r injured................bye da way which school and class anamul learning?

  • TheRisingTeam on March 28, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    Wise decision! education is very important and wish Anamul all the luck for his exams. Also a good decision for him to skip the Zimbabwe tour especially the test series because he has problems with his footwork and technique needs a bit of addressing and is something he can work on when he returns some point later.

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Nirab Krishna , probably HSC( Higher School Certificate) examination 'cos his timing for being absent is the time when that public exam is supposed to take place.Another guess on school is BKSP.

  • on March 28, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    All the best for the exams Anamul!!!Do well there and then serve your nationality.

  • phunny_game on March 28, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    20 and stil appearing for scchool exams, not as good a student as he is a batsman i gues...!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    @Nirab Krishna it is the HSC exam (The exam after 12th class). If he does not take it now, he will have to wait another year.

  • IyoSym on March 28, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    I'm also a HSC(Higher Secondary Certificate) Examinee this year that Anamul will take part... :P our exam will start in 1 April, 2013 and with practical exam it will end in the 1st wk of June...!! Hard luck, tiger Anamul..but wish u and me both will get A+ in our exam In Sha Allah...!! :) :P everybody, please pray for us.... :)

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    ah! now exam! all ready lost 7/8 players for injuries now here comes the exam and loosing Anamul in the t20! but still what a amazing result this is! Tigers are roaring again!

  • Ismailp on March 28, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    we missed u anamul ,but come back quickly after exam and best hopes for u...