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Aussie Smith leaves Bangladesh T20 meet with elbow injury

AFP  |  Dhaka 

Former Australian captain will drop out of the League tournament due to an after playing just two matches, his franchise Victorians said Thursday.

"Smith has suffered an We are not sure how he picked it up, but the last two days he could not bat in training due to the problem," Victorians' told AFP.

"He had an 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 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.

Salahuddin said he expected Smith to return to the league once he had recovered from the He was scheduled to leave at 10pm local time (16:00pm GMT).

signed Smith initially as a back-up to Pakistan's Shoaib Malik but later added him to the squad following clearance from the Board (BCB).

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.

Smith is currently serving a one-year ban from international and and Big Bash leagues over a ball-tampering scandal last year.

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.

South African big hitter AB de Villiers, West Indies' and England's are among the other international stars set to play in Bangladesh's lucrative league.

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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 22:35 IST
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