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Bangladesh Test pacer Khaled to undergo surgery for knee injury

DHAKA, Khaled Ahmed, a young pacer considered for Test cricket only as of now, will go under the knife as he had damaged his

left knee while training with a BCB elite camp during the EidulFitr break.

Khaled has so far played two Test matches for Bangladesh and is

considered a big prospect for country's cricket in the longer version format.

He was training with selected other players in special elite camp

arranged by BCB to keep the players in cricket when Bangladesh national team

is playing the World Cup.

Khaled however had done an MRI after which the BCB officials said that

the report suggested that he had damaged his meniscus to an extent that

surgery will be required and it will take at least three to four months to

recover fully. As per the MRI report Khaled had damaged his meniscus of the

left knee to an extent that there is no alternative but for a surgery,

BCB's physio Bayjedul Islam said.

He will be out for at least three to four months after completing the

surgery, he added.

It can be considered a huge blow as he was front runner to feature in

the fourday matches against Afghanistan A. Bangladesh A team will host

Afghanistan A for a series comprising with two fourday matches followed by

five 50over matches from July 5.

Khaled admitted that he is disappointed with the present state of

affair. I was watching a World Cup game of Bangladesh at my home and

suddenly I felt like muscle cramp. I tried to move my leg quickly in order to

free my muscle and unexpectedly hurt myself, Khaled said in a disappointing

tone.

Khaled made his debut against Zimbabwe in 2018 while he played his last

Test at Hamilton in New Zealand in February 2019.

It's a huge blow as we wanted to prepare him for the upcoming Test

series by providing him a platform to bowl longer spells during the four day

matches against Afghanistan A, said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.

Bangladesh will visit India for a series comprising with two Test

matches and three T20 Internationals in next November.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)