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Shakib Al Hasan To Skip PSL To Play In Dhaka Premier League

Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has decided to skip PSL 2021 to play in the Dhaka Premier League which resumes from May 31. The 2019-20 season’s DPL was postponed on March 19 last year after just one completed round of matches in compliance with measures taken to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Meanwhile, three Bangladesh cricketers – Shakib, Mahmudullah and Liton Das – were picked by different franchises in the replacement draft for the remaining part of the sixth edition of PSL.

Shakib was picked by Lahore Qalandars while Mahmudullah and Liton were signed by Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings respectively for the tournament expected to restart in early June.

Meanwhile, officials of Mohammedan Sporting Club, a traditional outfit in the DPL came to Bangladesh Cricket Board headquarters on Tuesday (May 11) and submitted a letter to the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis stating that the veteran all-rounder was keen play for the franchise in the tournament.

Shakib Al Hasan To Play In Dhaka Premier League

“We have submitted a letter signed by Shakib to CCDM that says he is keen to take part in the competition for us. He will not play in the PSL and instead opted to be part of our team in DPL. He is a free player because he was not part of the 2019-20 DPL due to his ban and now as he is eligible to take part and we have shown our keenness to take him in our side. BCB is yet to grant him for us but we hope to get the permission soon,” Tarikul Islam Tito, a top official of MSC told Cricbuzz.

Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 before it was suspended by the BCCI. He played three games for the side scoring 35 runs and picking up two wickets.

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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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