Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith will drop out of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament due to an elbow injury after playing just two matches, his franchise Comilla Victorians said Thursday.
"He had an MRI test here but the result was not very clear. He sent the report to Australian physicians who advised him to return home immediately," he said.
Smith, who was leading Comilla in the tournament, scored just 13 runs in his two matches, including a duck in the last match, in which his team was dismissed for a lowly 63 runs.
The BCB had initially blocked his participation after other franchises raised objections as Smith was not included in the initial players' draft list for the tournament.
His former deputy David Warner, who is serving a similar ban for his role in the scandal, is also playing in the BPL, captaining the Sylhet Sixers franchise.
The BPL was dogged by match-fixing scandals and delayed pay for some foreign players after it started in 2011.
After a one-year suspension in 2015 it has since been staged without serious controversy.
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