1 June 2008
Bangladesh middle order batsman Aftab Ahmed has been ruled out of the tri-nation ODI series 2008 in Dhaka and the Asia Cup in Pakistan due to a finger injury.
Aftab sustained the injury during the preparation camp for the tri-series when a Mahbubul Alam bouncer struck him in the ring finger. X-ray confirmed fracture in the right ring finger which needs surgery to be repaired.
He will go under the knife soon and has been advised six weeks rest.
Alok Kapali, who was due to tour England with Bangladesh A, has been called up as Aftab's replacement in the Bangladesh side for the India-Pakistan-Bangladesh Tri-Nation ODI Series and the Asia Cup 2008.