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Zimbabwe batsman Malcolm Waller required six stitches on his right eyebrow after he was struck when batting in the nets at the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy ground in Mirpur on Saturday.
Waller, who will represent the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), sustained a deep cut when he edged the ball through the gap in his helmet.
Dhaka team manager Athar Ali Khan said that the team doctor has advised Waller to rest and added that a decision on the 31-year-old will be taken prior to their match against the Comilla Victorians on Sunday.
However, Waller was not the only player to get injured on the eve of the tournament as the Sylhet Superstars were dealt a major blow when it was confirmed that Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak would be out of action for approximately seven days after picking up a right hamstring injury.
Razzak injured his hamstring when he was running to take a high catch earlier in the day at the same ground.
Meanwhile, pace bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi will also be sidelined for seven days after he injured his right thumb while training with the Victorians on Thursday.