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24-Jan-2019 05:30:00 GMT
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Sabbir back for Bangladesh as ban reduced

Dhaka: Bangladesh recalled middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman for February's three-match one-day international series against New Zealand after reducing his suspension by one month on Wednesday.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had suspended Sabbir for a half year from worldwide cricket in September for manhandling a fan via web-based networking media.

Be that as it may, boss selector Minhajul Abedin said the BCB had educated them that Sabbir's suspension would be lifted toward the month's end, making him qualified for the New Zealand ODI arrangement.

Sabbir last played for Bangladesh against West Indies in July and August and has battled in local cricket while serving his global boycott.

The 27-year hinted at coming back to shape possibly a week ago when he struck 85 off 51 balls amid a Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 counterpart for the Sylhet Sixers.

Bangladesh selectors additionally remunerated pacer Taskin Ahmed for a great show in the BPL with a review to both the ODI and Test squads.

Opening batsman Imrul Kayes, all-rounder Ariful Haque and pacer Abu Hider have been cut out from the ODI squad while off-spinner Nayeem Hasan, who played two Tests against West Indies before the end of last year, was likewise grabbed for the ODIs.

Bangladesh will play three ODIs and three Test matches in New Zealand between February 13 and March 20.

ODI squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (Capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das (wk), Somuya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman.

Test squad: Shakib Al Hasan (Capt), Mahmudullah Riyad, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Liton Das (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed.

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