Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith will drop out of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 event because of an elbow harm after enjoying simply two fits, his franchise Comilla Victorians mentioned Thursday.”Smith has suffered an elbow harm. We don’t seem to be certain how he picked it up, however the final two days he may just no longer bat in coaching because of the issue,” Victorians’ head trainer Mohammad Salahuddin advised AFP.
”He had an MRI check right here however the consequence was once no longer very transparent. He despatched the report back to Australian physicians who steered him to go back house straight away,” he mentioned.
Smith, who was once main Comilla within the event, scored simply 13 runs in his two fits, together with a duck within the final tournament, wherein his workforce was once disregarded for a lowly 63 runs.
Salahuddin mentioned he anticipated Smith to go back to the league as soon as he had recovered from the harm. He was once scheduled to go away Dhaka at 10pm native time (16:00pm GMT).
Comilla signed Smith to begin with as a back-up to Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik however later added him to the squad following clearance from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
The BCB had to begin with blocked his participation after different franchises raised objections as Smith was once no longer integrated within the preliminary gamers’ draft checklist for the event.
Smith is lately serving a one-year ban from global cricket and Australia’s home Sheffield Protect and Large Bash leagues over a ball-tampering scandal final 12 months.
His former deputy David Warner, who’s serving a identical ban for his position within the scandal, may be enjoying within the BPL, captaining the Sylhet Sixers franchise.
South African large hitter AB de Villiers, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and England’s Alex Hales are some of the different global stars set to play in Bangladesh’s profitable Twenty20 league.
The BPL was once dogged by means of match-fixing scandals and behind schedule pay for some overseas gamers after it began in 2011.
After a one-year suspension in 2015 it has since been staged with out critical controversy.
First Revealed: January 10, 2019, 11:19 PM IST