Recuperating Shami to miss T20 World Cup, comeback likely in September

NEW DELHI: Currently recuperating from an ankle surgery, premier India paceman Mohammed Shami is likely to make a comeback in the home series against Bangladesh in September later this year, said BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
This means that the Shami’s chances of participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup are all but over.
The ICC‘s cricketing extravaganza will be jointly hosted by the West Indies and the USA in June.
The 33-year-old missed the recently concluded five-match Test series against England and will also sit out of the IPL after having undergone surgery for Achilles tendon last month.
“Shami’s surgery is done, he is back in India. Shami’s return is likely for the home series against Bangladesh. KL Rahul needed an injection, he has started rehab and is at the NCA,” said Jay Shah.
Shami last played for India in the ODI World Cup where he was their standout performer.
India will host Bangladesh for two Tests and three T20 Internationals in September.
KL Rahul missed the last four Tests of the England series after complaining of pain in his right quadriceps. He is expected to turn up for Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL, having undergone treatment in London.
IPL can’t accept foreign investment
Asked about the potential of foreign investment in the IPL, Shah said that is not possible considering the BCCI is a society and not a company.
“BCCI is a society and nobody can invest in it,” Shah asserted.
It had been reported last year that Saudi Arabia was eyeing multi billion dollar investment in the IPL.
In India, a registered society cannot accept foreign investment without the approval of the central government and the Reserve Bank of India.
(With inputs from PTI)

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