The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have mentioned that they’re reconsidering giving No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. This comes after Shakib had brazenly slammed BCB for misinterpreting his letter when he requested the board for allowance to play in the IPL and never participate within the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Akram Khan, BCB’s cricket operations chairman, has now mentioned that if Shakib needs to play the Test matches, then it is going to be thought of within the coming days.
“I heard that he said that I didn’t read his letter. Perhaps I misunderstood his letter. He wants to play Tests, from what he has said. In the next couple of days, we will discuss his NOC. If he has an interest, he will play Tests in Sri Lanka. We will decide about the rest after hearing the whole interview,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Akram as saying.
“Shakib wrote in the letter that he wants to play the IPL instead of the Test series in Sri Lanka,” he added.
Earlier, Shakib had hit out at the BCB for suggesting that he doesn’t wish to play the longest format of the sport.
Shakib clarified that he simply would not wish to play the upcoming two-match Test collection towards Sri Lanka as he needs to play the IPL to arrange himself for this yr’s T20 World Cup which can be performed in India.
“These two Tests are our last matches in the World Test Championship so it is not as if we are going to play the final. We are at the very bottom of the points table. I don’t think it makes much of a difference,” Shakib instructed Cricfrenzy, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“The other major reason is that the World Cup T20 is in India later this year. It is a very important tournament where we have much to achieve. There isn’t much to achieve in these two Tests. I think it is a better option that I prepare myself for something bigger.
“Those who hold saying that I do not wish to play Tests, I’m certain they did not learn my letter. I did not point out anyplace in my letter to the BCB that I do not wish to play Tests. I wrote that I wish to play the IPL to arrange myself for the World Cup,” he added.
Shakib can be seen taking part in for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on this yr’s IPL after he was purchased by the franchise for Rs 3.2 crore within the gamers’ public sale held in February.
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