The Bangladesh Cricket Board hinted that ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is unlikely to urge a no-objection certificate for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. Shakib returned to Jamaica Tallawahs, a franchise he represented in 2016 and 2017 where he won the title in his first stint, for the forthcoming edition of CPL.
However, Bangladesh is predicted to possess a busy schedule at that time considering they’re expected to host Australia with England and New Zealand scheduled to follow.
BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told on Saturday (May 28) that although they need not take any decision during this regard, they’re expecting to field a full-strength team for those matches. “We haven’t taken any decision about it (NOC for CPL). When the time comes we will choose this regard,” he said. “We certainly want to play against them with our full-strength squad.”
Going forward, however, Akram’s wish won’t get granted unlike the previous occasions considering the BCB is predicted to feature a couple of new clauses within the contracts for the national cricketers. The players are going to be given a choice to state their availability for the national team and inform the board beforehand about their commitments to different franchise-based tournaments.
The decision to incorporate this clause cropped up after Shakib decided to skip the Sri Lanka tour to form him available for the Indian Premier League. BCB president Nazmul Hasan insisted that they’re going to add this clause in their next central contract so that they do not panic at the eleventh hour.
Meanwhile, Shakib on Saturday admitted about his lack of form during the recently-concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka but vowed to not replicate equivalent mistakes going ahead. Shakib looked a pale shadow of his former self with the bat at his favorite number three position registering many 15, 0, and 4.
“Of course, my expectations weren’t fulfilled during the series. But I even have to make sure that this stuff won’t happen next and it’s extremely important,” Shakib told reporters at a city hotel during a jersey launching ceremony of Mohammedan Sporting Club for the upcoming Dhaka Premier League. Shakib recently decided to skip the Pakistan Super League to play the DPL.