Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2012-13 March 28, 2013

Anamul skips Sri Lanka T20, Zimbabwe tour for exams

ESPNcricinfo staff

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.