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.

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  • OBAID 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

  • Dummy4 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 !!!

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Turhan on March 29, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    Education first! Always!

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Hasib 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.

  • Aamir 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

  • Dummy4 on March 29, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    All the best for the exams Anamul

  • Aaquib 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