The BCB’s senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury didn’t commit to a timeframe for Ebadot’s recovery, but said that the surgery had become a necessity. “Ebadot consulted a knee specialist in London this week,” he said in a press statement. “Upon extensive review of his condition, it was decided that Ebadot would undergo a left ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair.
“At this stage, we are not in a position to provide further details including the rehab process and expected timeframe for recovery. However, we are fully committed to helping and supporting the player in every way possible in his journey towards returning to cricket.”
Ebadot picked up the injury during last month’s third ODI against Afghanistan at home, which Bangladesh won, even though they lost the series 2-1.
The injury wasn’t thought to be too serious at the time. Or even when Ebadot was named in Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad earlier this month. But he was later withdrawn when it became clear that the injury needed attention. The selectors subsequently named Tanzim Hasan as his replacement.
Ebadot was one of the form bowlers in the Bangladesh white-ball set-up before his injury, and his 22 wickets at 22.90 since his ODI debut in August last year has made him the top wicket-taker in the format for his side.