Serving a ban for not reporting corrupt approaches, Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is prone to return to the nationwide fold for a tour of Sri Lanka later this 12 months, together with his suspension ending on October 29.
The southpaw was banned for 2 years, one 12 months of it was suspended, for failing to report corrupt approaches by an alleged Indian bookie in the course of the Indian Premier League and in a tri-series involving Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka is kind of confirmed and given the schedule, Shakib might characteristic within the proposed three-match T20 sequence.
“I believe Shakib being out for a 12 months just isn’t that a lot totally different to the remainder of our squad who’ve been out for six or seven months as properly,” Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“We hope all of the gamers are match. Clearly, there are requirements that they should attain by way of health stage. Now we have to organise a little bit of recreation time for Shakib, in addition to for all of the gamers.”
The all-rounder’s health might be considered earlier than selecting him.
“It is extremely troublesome to get into worldwide cricket with none kind of cricket. I believe we have to attempt to discover some alternatives for him to play some video games. He’s a world-class participant so I’m positive he’ll get again into it fairly quickly, however health is a crucial factor,” the coach stated.
In line with the report, Sri Lanka Cricket chief government Mohan de Silva stated the 2 boards have reached an settlement on Bangladesh’s departure date, which has been set as September 24.
However there are nonetheless discussions over whether or not it will likely be a two or three-match Check sequence after the Bangladesh Cricket Board requested a three-match T20I sequence along with the unique schedule.
Shakib is about to start out coaching on the BKSP facility — Bangladesh’s largest sporting institute — forward of his return to aggressive cricket.
Domingo, nonetheless, added that Shakib must play unofficial cricket matches as a suspended cricketer earlier than he’s drafted into the nationwide workforce.
“It’s one thing that we now have to debate with the selectors. I do not assume he can play any official recreation earlier than October 29, so all video games that he performs should be unofficial video games. It is likely to be inter-squad video games however we have to have readability if he’s allowed to play that.”
“He has to verify he’s match and that he begins hitting balls and bowling some balls. As soon as we assemble earlier than heading off to Sri Lanka – when that tour is confirmed – we’ll get nearer to creating a call,” he stated.
The 33-year-old Shakib, who’s at the moment in the US together with his household, plans to return to Dhaka on the finish of August in a bid to arrange for his return to worldwide cricket.
Shakib was in chic kind earlier than the ban, amassing 606 runs within the 2019 World Cup within the UK final 12 months. He has featured in 56 Assessments, claiming 210 wickets and scoring 3862 runs.
Within the restricted overs format, Shakib has 6323 runs and 260 wickets from 206 ODIs and 1567 runs and 92 wickets in 76 T20Is.