The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Wednesday (June 22) that batsman Yasir Ali Chowdhury has been ruled out of the ODI and T20I series against the West Indies.
Yasir failed to recover from a back injury that he sustained on the first day of the three-day practice match against the Cricket West Indies President's XI in Antigua on June 10. A subsequent MRI scan revealed Discogenic Back Pain on the Lumbar spine and he was expected to be back in action for the ODI and T20I series.
However, it now appears that the batsman's return to playing will be delayed. "Yasir Ali has not been recovering as anticipated from his back injury and could not start his rehab. As he is still restricted in his physical work after nearly two weeks of rest, we can conclude that his injury time will be extended. He will be missing the remaining matches and is therefore out of West Indies series,'' Bangladesh team physio Bayjedul Islam said in a statement on Wednesday.
Yasir is returning to Bangladesh and will continue his recovery under the supervision of the BCB Medical Team. BCB is yet to announce any substitute for Yasir for the white-ball series even though Anamul Haque was named as the backup for Yasir for the second Test.