Mahmudullah Riyad taken to hospital after experiencing back pain

Bangladesh next play Australia in August

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Bangladesh quintessential middle order batsman, Mahmudullah Riyad, has been admitted to a hospital after suffering from excessive back pain. He sustained the injury while training in the gym at Sher-E-Bangla Stadium National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, on Sunday.

While doing the weight training in the gym, he faced a strain in his back muscles. Immediately he was attacked by severe pain and team management sent him to the hospital. The middle order batsman was recently part of the Champions Trophy where Bangladesh reached the semi finals of the tournament. The group contained heavy weights including Australia and New Zealand apart from home side and front runners for the Trophy England. Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan were single-handedly taking Bangladesh to the semi finals of the tournament.


Mahmudullah Riyad scored a brilliant hundred against the Kiwis, which knocked them out of the competition. He is one of the few players who have a knack for scoring notable centuries at major ICC event. The right hander also scored a couple of hundreds down under in the last ODI World Cup. The next assignment for Bangladesh is against Australia starting late August.

The BCB chief recently announced that a team of five members for the inspection of security measure are scheduled to visit later this week. Although there are still question mark regarding the availability of players due to the ongoing dispute within the Australian Team

Bangladesh next play Australia

We had communication [with CA] even this morning. A delegate team of four to five members will come to see all the arrangements including security issues on July 25. We’re hopeful that the visit will go ahead as per as schedule.We are not still informed about the possibility of the cancellation of the tour.” commented the CEO of Bangladesh Cricket Board according to

On being asked whether the Board has alternate arrangement if Australia pulls out of the tournament, Nizamuddin discarded the notion by claiming no other team would be available, citing busy schedule in the FTP. “You must understand that we just cannot get an alternative considering the commitments of the international teams.Everyone is busy with their own schedule” replied Chowdhury.