Bangladesh drop Sabbir, Anamul from Asia Cup squad

Dublin , Ireland - 12 May 2017; Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh is dismissed after being caught out by Tim Murtagh of Ireland during the International between Ireland and Bangladesh at Malahide in Co Dublin. (Photo By Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

DHAKA: Bangladesh have dropped batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Anamul Haque from their 15-man squad for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates one month from now, a cricket official said Thursday.

Sabbir and opener Anamul paid the cost for poor performance amid Bangladesh’s prevail upon the West Indies in a three-match one-day international series a month ago.

Sabbir, who finished up a six-month restriction from residential cricket in June for ambushing a fan, amassed only 27 keeps running in the tournament while Anamul made 33.