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Nasir overcomes fitness test challenge

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  • 2nd October, 2021 09:31:34 PM
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Nasir overcomes fitness test challenge

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Bangladesh discarded cricketer Nasir Hossain left behind all the recent controversies as he made himself available for the upcoming National Cricket League after passing the fitness test in Mirpur on Saturday.

Other cricketers from three divisions - Rangpur, Rajshahi and Dhaka Metro - who underwent opening day’s fitness test ahead of the NCL, scheduled from October 15, also passed the fitness test, confirmed a BCB official.

Cricketers of the High Performance Unit and Bangladesh A team, however, won’t undergo the fitness test along with their NCL teammates as they are currently playing a series between them.

Players need to obtain at least 17.4 in the Yo-Yo Test to be available for this year’s NCL while the BCB earlier held a fitness camp for the cricketers for the traditional first-class tournament.

Nasir was the centre of attraction on the opening day of the fitness test considering he again found him surrounded by controversies after the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) recently submitted a probe report accusing him and his wife Tamima Sultana Tammi of an illegal marriage in a case filed by Tamima’s first husband Rakib Hasan.

The PBI said that Tamima is still the wife of businessman Rakib and she married Nasir before divorcing him.

Tamima’s mother Sumi Akhter is also named in the report submitted by the PBI to the court on September 30 and the court ordered Nasir, his wife Tamima and her mother Sumi to appear before the court on October 31.

Meanwhile, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official said that Nasir can take part in the NCL unless there is a legal obligation.

 “He (Nasir) can take part in the NCL if there is no legal binding,” said the BCB official.

Nasir also claimed that he has full faith in the law and order of the country while adding that he is confident of coming out unscratched.

“I’m a law-abiding citizen and have full respect for our law and order,” Nasir told The Daily Sun on Saturday.

“Law will take its own course and I’m sure I will come out unscratched as I haven’t done anything wrong,” he said, adding that he is happy to pass the fitness test by earning 17.5 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh selector Abdur Razzak said that he’s satisfied with the outcome of the fitness test.

“Things are quite good now and the reason being everything good is, all the teams have had camps for several days, as the cricket board has arranged it. As far as I have seen, everyone has exceeded their expectations, which is a positive side,” Razzak told reporters in Mirpur.