Gazi to return to Bangladesh earlier than expected

Gazi is scheduled to have his action tested on September 19 at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gazi is scheduled to have his action tested on September 19 at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Bangladesh spinner Sohag Gazi will return home from the West Indies earlier than expected since the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) want him to apply for his UK visa as soon as possible.

This is because Gazi needs to have his bowling action tested and will travel to Cardiff Metropolitan University to do so on September 19.

The BCB were planning to let Gazi stay in the West Indies till the end of the first Test, which starts on September 5, but decided not to take any chances since he needs to have his action tested by September 19 in order to avoid being banned.

“Initially we wanted him to play the first Test and then return home to apply for the UK visa,” chief selector Faruque Ahmed said. “But it takes a lot of time to get the visa, so the board doesn’t want to take any chance. He will come back with the ODI players in a day or two.”

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