Imrul Kayes has been recalled in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad as a replacement for Anamul Haque Bijoy who hurt his shoulder during his team’s Pool A match against Scotland in Nelson on Thursday. According to ICC, this replacement has been approved by the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Anamul Haque Bijoy has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a shoulder injury during Bangladesh’s six wickets victory against Scotland.
The 28-year-old left-handed batsman, Imrul Kayes, has scored 1390 runs at an average of 26.73, with one century and 10 half centuries. He played his last ODI match against Zimbabwe in November 2014.
To replace any injured or ailing player, cricket board needs to submit a written letter to the Event Technical Committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner to show the extent of the injury or illness. The replaced player cannot return to the squad as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.
Members of the Event Technical Committee are Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC General Manager – Commercial), John Harnden (Chief Executive, CWC 2015 LOC), Gavin Larsen (Cricket Operations Manager, New Zealand), Russel Arnold and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nominees).
Bangladesh cricket team is currently in fourth place with 5 points from four matches in Pool A. They will take on England on March 9 in Adelaide in their fifth match in group stage.