Shakib Al Hasan sent a message to BCB president Nazmul Hasan through the coach Chandika Hathurusingha in which he has threatened to quit playing Tests and ODIs for Bangladesh. Two days before this message, the board asked Shakib to return immediately who was on his way to Barbados to take part in the Caribbean Premier League.
Shakib apparently made this threat as Hathurusingha asked him to return before August 1st to join the Bangladesh’s training camp, which would be ending his CPL campaign earlier than he had expected. The CPL tournament extends from July 11 to August 16.
Nazmul Hasan ahs talked over this to Bengali daily Prothom Alo, “I have received a letter in this regard. I don’t understand how he [Shakib] can say such a thing. I want to speak to them in person.”
“If this is indeed true, nobody will be spared. There will be no compromise on discipline.“
This is not the first time that Bangladesh players have expressed dissatisfaction. In 2013, Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe clashed with the IPL, which meant that Shakib and Tamim Iqbal would miss the lucrative T20 tournament.
Shakib is most likely to join the camp, which started on July 1 but Nazmul told that the allrounder may not be allowed to play in the CPL as he breached discipline.
Nazmul said, “There is very little possibility to give the No-Objection Certificate. He has broken the discipline. We are very strict in this regard.“
The decision over giving his No-Objection Certificate will be decided on July 7th.
“The board will take a decision on giving him the NOC in the July 7 meeting.“, Nazmul informed to media.
After disciplinary breaches during earlier in his international career, Shakib has had several arguments with authority since start of year. His infamous gesture towards on the camera during live telecast of Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series earned him a three match ban.
At present, BCB’s disciplinary committee is investigating his brawl alleged with a spectator during a Bangladesh-India match last month. Shakib’s threat is the first time ever a Bangladesh player has openly spoken over quitting international cricket.