The Reason why Mehidy Hasan was not Allowed to Bowl in Eden Gardens Test

Bangladesh was expected to bounce back in the second and final test at Eden Gardens, but again the same old boring story was repeated. Surprisingly, Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat, but was blown away the pace by the trio speedsters in Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav and was all out for a paltry score of 106 runs in 30 overs.

India controlled the game from ball one and was on the driver seat by the end of the first session. But the moments that grabbed every fan’s attention was Bangladesh calling replacement for two concussed players.

Both Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were hit on the helmet by the Indian quick and soon after effects started resembling on the body and after the physio intervention, the players were declared retire hurt.

Bowler Mehidy Hasan came in as a substitute for Liton Das, while Taijul Islam stepped up for Nayeem Hasan.

Mehidy was not allowed to bowl due to ICC concussion rule

The questioned that popped in every mind was why Mehidy Hasan, the right arm off-break bowler was not allowed to bowl in the Kolkata Test.

As per the ICC rule, a concussion replacement can only play the role of the injured player.

As per article after 12.8.1, the ICC match referee after identifying the replacement player will likely give replacement player the role of the concussed player. The replaced player is supposed to play the role of concussed player he replaced.

Liton Das was picked in the Bangladesh squad as a wicket-keeper batsman and thus Mehidy Hasan was not allowed to bowl in the match.

Liton Das looked in good touch with the bat and scored 24 runs off 27 balls before getting injured. Mehidy Hasan managed to score only 8 runs in 13 balls before losing his wicket to Ishant Sharma.



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