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U-19 WC: Porel played with injury, should skip Vijay Hazare, says coach

by Sahir Usman Feb 03, 2018 • 23:05 PM

Kolkata, Feb 3 - Indian medium-pacer Ishan Porel played the final three knockout matches of the ICC U19 World Cup despite not having fully recovered from a foot injury, his coach Bibhash Das said on Saturday.

"It's was not exactly an ankle injury. He has a tear on the outstep of his left leg. It's only because of the advanced treatment in New Zealand that he could play in the final three matches. Such a kind of injury would normally take a minimum three weeks to recover. He had a tissue rupture and put an insole in his shoe before bowling," Das told IANS.

The coach added that Porel, who hails from Chandannagar, a town in Hooghly district around 52 kilometres from Kolkata, should rest now and not play the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy domestic one-day tournamnent for Bengal.

"He bowled with pain in his foot and is yet to recover fully. I suggest he should not be playing the Vijay Hazare Trophy or at least not the first few games. He needs time to heal," Das opined.

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