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Saifuddin ruled out of WC


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For the remainder of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, Bangladesh has officially replaced injured Mohammad Saifuddin with Robel Hossain in their squad.

After picking up five wickets in Bangladesh's first four games of the competition, the all-rounder will miss the rest of the Tigers' campaign due to a back injury.

The all-rounder has played all four games for Bangladesh in the ongoing World Cup so far.

The Event Technical Committee, who confirmed the matter, made up of Chris Tetley (Head of Events, Chair), Clive Hitchcock (ICC Senior Cricket Operations Manager), Rahul Dravid and Dhiraj Malhotra (BCCI Representatives), Simon Doull and Ian Bishop (Independent Members) approved the request on Tuesday.

Rubel was one of the permitted reserve players that accompanied Bangladesh's first squad to the UAE.

The 31-year-old has represented his country in 159 matches, including 28 T20Is, two of which came at the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup.

On Wednesday, Bangladesh will play England in their second Super 12 Group One encounter in Abu Dhabi.