Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh replace Hossain with Shafiul
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Bangladesh have named seamer Shafiul Islam as a replacement for fellow paceman Al-Amin Hossain, who has been sent home from the World Cup for breaching a team curfew.
Hossain broke rules by being outside the team hotel after a 22:00 deadline.
Cricinfo reported Bangladesh were informed of Hossain's breach by the anti-corruption and security unit of the International Cricket Council.
Shafiul has taken 58 wickets in his 52 one-day international appearances.
The ICC's event technical committee approved the switch as an "exceptional circumstance".
Hossain did not feature in Bangladesh's 105-run win against Afghanistan while their second game against Australia in Brisbane was abandoned.
Their next match is against Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Thursday.