Bangladesh cricket chief officials declared they were dropping an adjournment for bad conduct on Shakib-Al-Hasan. They are allowing the all-rounder player to play in international leagues including Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 tournament.
Bangladesh Cricket Board known as BCB, President Nazmul Hassan told reporters that they have given Shakib the pledge that his embargo on playing international leagues will be lifted in the next meeting of the board.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board known as BCB banned the 27 years old Shakib, the country’s most popular all-rounder player, from playing cricket for the national side for six months in July for what it said was a dire behavior problem. Moreover the Bangladesh Cricket Board watered down the ban one month later, and they are allowing him to play for National side after the team faced humiliating Test and One Day International series losses in the West Indies.
But the Bangladesh Cricket Board had maintained the limitation on Shakib’s mien in international leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), English county cricket and the Big Bash and until the end of December next year. Shakib has a history of attitude problems. He was draped after he reportedly threatened to leave international cricket when he was called back to Dhaka before his planned appearance in the Caribbean Premier League T-20 championship.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board President said Shakib recently pleaded against the international embargo because he was ready to play in the Big Bash, which starts on 18th December.
Shakib said that there is no reason why they should not lift the embargo. They are going to lift the embargo in time so that he can play the Big Bash.
Shakib was the star player for Bangladesh in the recently ended series against Zimbabwe. He was declared as the man of the series in the Tests after bagging scoring 251 runs and 18 wickets. Last month during the 2nd Test in the southern city of Khulna, he scored a ton and claimed 10 wickets, becoming only the 3rd player to achieve the feat after cricket legends Imran Khan and Ian Botham.
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