Dhaka - Bangladesh has dropped paceman
Rubel Hossain from its list of contracted players after accusing him of failing
to follow instructions to help him recover from injury.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the
26-year-old to explain why he failed to follow the guidelines drawn up by the
team physio to hasten his recovery from a calf injury.
"We've told Rubel we will reconsider
reinstating him in the national contract only after he gives a satisfactory
answer to our notice," board spokesperson Jalal Yunus said on Tuesday.
Rubel, a key member of Bangladesh's attack
at last year's World Cup, has been sidelined since November after he aggravated
a calf injury.
After sustaining the injury during the
Bangladesh A team's tour of India in September, he played six matches in the
Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament.
The cricket board late Monday announced 14
players would be given contracts for this year, which makes them part of the
national squad and entitles them to a regular salary.
The contract list includes three newcomers,
Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman and Mustafizur Rahman, who were rewarded for good
performances in 2015.
The board also announced a 25 per cent pay
rise for the contracted players.