Bangladesh’s well-known cricketer, Shakib Al Hasan ought to have a participant in Ban vs SL upcoming encounter but instead, he has preferred to play for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As the IPL 2021 auction just took place a few days ago, the player has been bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for 3.2 INR Crore. The IPL management before the auction speculated that no Bangladeshi cricketer will be available amidst their national duties but Shakib has shown his keen interest in the world’s cash-richest league.
Shakib Al Hasan not available for Ban vs SL Test series
Notably, the player could not take part in IPL 2020 due to a year ban but as of now, he is ready to compensate IPL 2021 with the missed past season. The Bangladesh Cricket team is set to face Sri Lanka in two tests that are part of the ICC Test Championship scheduled to take place this April – clashing with IPL.
It is worthy to mention that the BCB is not happy over Sakib’s act and plans to launch a rule in the coming days. As per the regulations, a player will have to inform the BCB about their priority. If they will to take part in any cricket tournament than playing for the country, they must inform the board about their unavailability.
As of now, the rules are a bit different as the scenario is wholly dependent upon a player. The BCB, despite having powers, won’t be stopping Sakib from participating in KKR. The board considers a player as a representative of the country while playing for any foreign league.
Shakib Al Hasan betrays his country, chooses IPL over Bangladesh
“We will enter into new contact with the players (for 2021). It will be mentioned clearly who wants to play which format. They have to inform us. If they have any other engagements, they have to be clear about their availability. It is very open. Previously, it depended on individuals but now we are confirming it in writing so that nobody can say that they haven’t been allowed or we kept them forcefully.”
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