Bangladeshi opener Anamul Haque has had to pull out of his side’s tour of Zimbabwe and a Twenty20 fixture against Sri Lanka because he has exams.
Opening batsman Anamul Haque has had to tell the Bangladesh Cricket Board that he will be unable to take part in the Twenty20 against Sri Lanka on Sunday because he has exams.
The 20-year-old has also informed the board that he will be unavailable for the Zimbabwe tour, which starts on 17 April and runs through until 12 May, for the same reason.
Anamul only made his international debut in November 2012 when he featured in a one-day international against the West Indies in Khulna.
The young batsman has played seven ODIs since his first appearance, scoring 120 runs at an average of 34.66.
The Bangladeshi also played his first Test match for his country in their historic draw against Sri Lanka in Galle at the beginning of March.
As yet no replacement has been called up to the Twenty20 side to fill Anamul’s role, but Bangladesh have reconsidered sending fast bowler Abul Hasan home with a side strain, because their squad has been so greatly reduced.
As well as Anamul’s absence for exams the side has been struck by a spate of injuries. Batsman Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of the short-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour after fracturing his thumb against the hosts while fielding.
Similarly, pace bowler Nazmul Hossain was sent home from the tour after he twisted his knee trying to avoid a straight drive from Ziaur Rahman during a net session.