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CPL 2021: Shakib Al Hasan Unlikely To Get NOC Clearance

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is unlikely to get the No-Objection Certificate to participate in the CPL 2021 hinted the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Shakib was back with Barbados Tridents for the new season of CPL. With a packed international schedule. the BCB is willing to prepare a strong outfit and the availability of Shakib remains a main concern, which is why the board might not give him the NOC to play the CPL.

Bangladesh are scheduled to host Australia, New Zealand and England in a packed schedule. According to the original schedule, New Zealand were initially scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series and were to be followed by Australia. However, in a change of itinerary, the Australians are set to arrive first, upon the conclusion of their tour of West Indies, in early August, with New Zealand to come next.

BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz on Saturday that they are looking to get a well-rounded squad for the upcoming bilateral series. He also confirmed that the Australians have agreed for the tour and will play five instead of three T20Is which was decided earlier.

Shakib Al Hasan Unlikely To Get  NOC For CPL 2021

“We have not taken any decision about it (NOC for CPL). When the time comes we can take a decision in this regard. We certainly want to play against them with our full-strength squad. As you may have known, Australia have agreed to increase their T20I series from three to five matches. It will be held over eight or nine days. We are trying to be well prepared for the World Cup T20,” he said.

Also Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2021: Squads, Schedule, Live Streaming And Everything You Need To Know

Meanwhile, the BCB is looking to add a few new clauses to their guidelines for players. As per reports in Cricbuzz, the BCB are giving an option to inform the BCB about their availability for the national team and inform the board beforehand about their commitments to different franchise-based tournaments. This decision was taken after Shakib decided to skip the Sri Lanka tour to play in the IPL.

On the other hand, Shakib AL Hasan did not have a good series against Sri Lanka at home. He registered scores of 15, 0 and 4 in the three games.

“Of course, my expectations weren’t fulfilled during the series. But I have to ensure that these things won’t happen next and it’s very important,” Shakib told reporters.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh will also play a five-match T20I series against New Zealand after their series against Australia followed by three ODIs and as many T20s in the runup to the T20 World Cup against England. The dates for all these bilateral ties will be announced in due time.

Also Read: Australia To Tour Bangladesh For A T20I Series In August

Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.
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