Despite completing his one-year ban successfully, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was denied a BBL contract by Cricket Australia. The BBL 2020-21 will be starting in December and the various clubs have started their drafting process as well. Meanwhile, Back in October, Shakib’s ban ended after he was suspended for a year for not complying with ICC’s rules and regulations regarding corrupt activities. Shakib played the ICC 2019 World Cup amid his ban after the Bangladesh Cricket Board managed to get permissions for the star player to play in the competition.
“It is not easy to know about everyone’s feelings. They may doubt me or not trust me. I am not denying it” said Shakib.
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Shakib Al Hasan Denied BBL Contract By Cricket Australia
Shakib played his last competitive cricket in the Caribbean Premier League in October 2019. Upon his return back o cricket, he sounded confident that his past won’t affect his future with the national team.
“But I have been in touch with almost everyone (in Bangladesh team) so I haven’t felt it among them. I am hopeful it won’t be a problem and they will keep believing in me like they used to. But it is not impossible for them to have a bit of doubt. There wouldn’t be any regret about it,” he added.
Shakib Al Hasan made his BBL debut with Adelaide Strikers back in 2013 and he played his last BBL stint with Melbourne Renegades in 2014-15. He was also offered a contract from Multan Sultans to play in the ongoing PSL season.
Shakib was a possible replacement for Mahmudullah after he tested COVID positive but could not take part as his name was his name wasn’t there in the players’ draft in the beginning. Shakib is now set to play for the Khulna team in the inaugural edition of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup.