Rashid Khan plays the game while his name was missing from the team sheet

Rashid Khan plays the game while his name was missing from the team sheet

Rashid's name was not there on the sheet that was handed over to the officials but he walked out on the field with the rest of the team.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of Comilla Victorians. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is a rare sight to see a player taking the field in a match, without his name being on the team sheet. A similar sight was witnessed in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Mirpur Stadium on Monday. In the clash between Dhaka Dynamites and Comilla Victorians, there was a widespread confusion over the Afghan leggie Rashid Khan’s participation in the game.

The team sheet which was provided to the match officials did not have the name of the 19-year-old leggie, Rashid, as he featured in the playing XI for the Victorians. At first, it was thought that the leg-spinner did not travel to the play against the Dynamites, only to find him walking on the ground with the rest of the team.

The confusion

Another astonishing fact was that the skipper Tamim Iqbal did not mention either of Rashid’s inclusion or exclusion from the squad at the toss, leading to confusion amongst the scorers. However, after the release of the first team sheet, another sheet was circulated in which the Afghani’s name was included.

Dhaka Dynamites came into the game on a four-match winning streak, while Comilla Victorians were hanging on the threads. Pakistan duo of Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali were instrumental in Comilla’s streak-breaking win against the Dynamites.

Batting first, the Dhaka Dynamites scored 128 runs in the 20 overs, Sunil Narine top scored with 76 runs while Kumar Sangakkara was the second best having scored 28 runs. For the Victorians, it was Ali’s five-wicket haul which helped them restrict the opposition.

For the Victorians, it was skipper Tamim who began the innings on a high-scoring note, as he started off the innings with 16 runs over. At the other end, Litton Das failed to score as many, getting dismissed in the third delivery of the over. However, a sensible knock from the Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik ensured that the Victorians won the match, with four wickets to spare.