‘Jasprit Bumrah not ruled out of T20 World Cup,’ says BCCI president

‘Jasprit Bumrah not ruled out of T20 World Cup,’ says BCCI president

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KARACHI: The President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, said that star pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who sustained a back injury, has not been ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

India faced a major setback before their first T20I against South Africa in Trivandrum, as their lead pacer Bumrah suffered a back injury, with the much-awaited World Cup just around the corner.

However, Ganguly revealed the right-arm pacer hasn’t been ruled out of the mega event just yet.

“Bumrah is not out of the World Cup yet,” Ganguly said according to Xtra Time digital channel on Friday.

The former cricketer added that a final decision might be made in the “next two or three days.”

Mohammed Siraj took his place for the home white-ball series. Bumrah headed to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore for scans after missing the current series, which India is now leading 1-0. He is currently being monitored by the NCA’s medical staff.

The Men in Blue are scheduled to depart for Australia on October 6 and will play their T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan on October 23 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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