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Nasir fails fitness test on second day

Nasir was among the 33 cricketers who underwent the beep test on the second day, and disappointed along with another out-of-favor national player Gazi

Bangladesh discard Nasir Hossain succumbed to another low by failing a fitness test Tuesday on the second day of the fitness tests being carried out by Bangladesh Cricket Board on the cricketers outside the national side, High Performance Unit and U-19 team.

The 28-year old Nasir failed the fitness test last season before the National Cricket League and only obtained 8.5 in the beep test, well short of the minimum 11.

Nasir was among the 33 cricketers who underwent the beep test on the second day, and disappointed along with another out-of-favor national player Sohag Gazi.

Experienced cricketers like Abdur Razzak, Enamul Haque Jr, Shahriar Nafees and Mohammad Ashraful all passed the fitness test ahead of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, scheduled for later this month.

Shakib had reached the SBNS premises for the fitness test of the cricketers, being carried by Bangladesh Cricket Board for the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Tournament 2020

Posted by Sports Tribune on Monday, 9 November 2020

The players’ draft will be held tomorrow ahead of which the chief of the national selection panel Minhajul Abedin informed that only those who pass the fitness test will be allowed to play the T20 tournament, the fixtures of which are yet to be finalized.

BCB is also mulling allowing spectators at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium during the T20 competition as they are currently in talks with government authorities.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Shakib al Hasan will begin his road to competitive cricket return by appearing in the fitness test Wednesday.

Following the expiration of his one-year ICC ban on October 29, Shakib returned to the home of cricket in Mirpur Monday on the first day of the fitness eight where eight cricketers failed the beep test out of a total of 73.

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