Shakib Al Hasan to Return to Competitive Cricket

Shakib Al Hasan to Return to Competitive Cricket

Shakib Al Hasan to Return to Competitive Cricket

Bangladeshi player Shakib Al Hasan is expected to resume playing in competitive cricket after his one-year ban is lifted. 

Due to his failure to report corrupt approaches, Bangladeshi player Shakib Al Hasan was served a one-year ban. Just recently, the BCB has announced that the player will now be able to return to competitive cricket from October 29. Now, he is expected to be a part of the board’s upcoming domestic T20 league which is scheduled to start from mid-November. 

Earlier, the board had insisted that they will not allow the 33-year-old player to be a part of the Lanka Premier League. Now, the board had explained the plan of having him back in another unnamed league that will mark the resumption of domestic cricket in the country. With that, it is understood that the board will wait for Al Hasan’s return from the US where he stayed during the ban. 

Asked about Al Hasan’s availability, BCB president Nazmul Hasan said, ‘Certainly (Shakib will play in the domestic T20 tournament). That is all I know’. 

Aside from tackling the availability of Shakib, Hasan also stated that they are also expecting Mashrafe Mortaza to be featured in the same league even after he had refused to take part in the three-team 50-over competition before. 

Hasan explained, ‘Mashrafe will play the next one after the three-team 50-over tournament. It is not that he is not interested to play the three-team 50-over game, but he had suddenly heard about it and the thing is he needs to quarantine and it will take some time for his preparation to regain his fitness, but he will play the next available tournament (domestic T20 competition)’. 

So far, the BCB has not yet finalised the details of the upcoming T20 league that may either be a corporate league or a BCB-backed one. To know more about the importance of cricket leagues, head over to Betwala. 

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