BCB confirms Shakib Al Hasan diagnosed with retinal condition in left eye

Nurul Hasan also opened up about Shakib Al Hasan's situation.

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Wednesday (January 24) that the skipper Shakib Al Hasan, has been diagnosed with a retinal condition in his left eye.

The 36-year-old all-rounder has been experiencing eye issues for quite some time, leading him to seek consultations with eye specialists both in Bangladesh and abroad. After several eye assessments, it was confirmed that Shakib is suffering from extrafoveal CSR in his left eye.

In a press release, the BCB physician said that Shakib visited an eye specialist in Singapore earlier this week.

BCB senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement: “Shakib has been complaining of subtle issues with his left eye. After consulting ophthalmologists in Bangladesh and abroad and after multiple eye assessments, it was confirmed that he is suffering from extrafoveal Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSR) of the left eye.”

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The BCB doctor further added, “It has been decided that a conservative approach will be adopted for managing the issue for now. CSR is a condition that affects the retina, leading to visual disturbances. The medical team overseeing Shakib's case is optimistic about managing the condition effectively with a conservative approach.”

On the other hand, Rangpur Riders captain Nurul Hasan said: “He [Shakib] has been struggling with eyesight problem for some time now. I think he has been in touch with the doctors regularly. The doctors only could say in what stage the problem is now.”

However, the star all-rounder will continue to play cricket, as he is set to play for the Rangpur Riders in their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024 match against the Khulna Tigers on January 26.

(With PTI/ANI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 25 Jan, 2024

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