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Shafiul cleared to join Bangladesh squad at World Cup

Shafiul to replace Al-Amin Hossain in Bangladesh squad at Cricket World Cup

Shafiul cleared to join Bangladesh squad at World Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The International Cricket Council has approved Shafiul Islam as a replacement in Bangladesh's World Cup squad for pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain, who was sent home after breaking a team curfew.

Al-Amin did not play in the team's opening 105-run win over Afghanistan, and Bangladesh's second match against Australia was washed out in Brisbane on the weekend.

The ICC issued a statement Monday saying Shafiul, who has played 52 one-day internationals for Bangladesh, had been approved to join the 15-man squad as "an exceptional circumstance."

Bangladesh is due to play 1996 champion Sri Lanka on Thursday.


Updated : 2021-09-25 20:23 GMT+08:00