Litton Das returned home due to a “personal emergency,” but is expected to rejoin the Bangladesh camp on Friday before their next match against Sri Lanka.
Litton Das of Bangladesh returned home midway through the World Cup 2023 due to a “family emergency.” However, the Dinajpur-born cricketer is scheduled to join the national squad on Friday, November 3, prior to the team’s training session.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) media and communications manager Rabeed Imam verified the developments surrounding Litton.
“Due to a family emergency, Liton took a leave and will join the team ahead of the team’s training session scheduled for November 3 in Delhi,” Rabeed was quoted as saying by The Daily Star.
According to sources, Litton, 29, and his wife Debosri Biswas Sonchita are expecting their first child.
Litton is anticipated to play Bangladesh’s penultimate league encounter against Sri Lanka on Monday, November 6 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi because he is slated to return on Friday.
Litton has scored 225 runs in seven matches, with two half-centuries and a best score of 76 against England at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.
Bangladesh, who finished ninth in the rankings, became the first team to be officially eliminated from the World Cup 2023. The Tigers, however, may still qualify for the Champions Trophy in 2025 if they win their next two matches against Sri Lanka and Australia.In Dharamsala, Shakib Al Hasan’s team defeated Hashmatullah Shahidi’s Afghanistan by six wickets. They have since lost six consecutive matches. Except for Litton and Mahmudullah Riyad, none of their hitters have been able to compete.