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Mehidy Hasan doubtful for Ireland series opener: BCB Report


Mehidy Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh appears to be an unlikely starter for the first game of the three-match ODI series against Ireland, which begins on Saturday. (March 18).

Mehidy is said to have been hit in the face and eyes by a football during a training session at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. While the initial scans revealed nothing serious, Mehidy’s subsequent visit to the eye specialist revealed a blood clot in the eye, casting doubt on his participation in the first ODI.

“He is under observation and let’s see what happens because there is some blood clot in his eye and it is red,” said a BCB official to Cricbuzz.


“He is under observation and unless he feels well chances of his participation is very slim and we are making our plans accordingly though you never know he just might get completely okay after a good night sleep but if that is not the case he is unlikely to play in the series opener,” he said adding that as he has sustained injuries in his eyes tea management are not very keen to take any chances even if there is slightest bit of risk involved.”
Mehidy’s injury is the latest setback for Bangladesh, who are currently missing their captain, Tamim Iqbal, due in illness. While the veteran appears to be making good progress, Chandika Hathurusingha refused to reveal the captain’s most recent update.


“There’s a little bit of a concern with his (Tamim) health. Not fitness. I think he has some kind of a viral infection. He will bat and field today. We will make the call afterwards,” Head Coach Hathurusingha told reporters at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.