SA VS BAN: Shakib Al Hasan Will Play Test Series in South Africa Claims BCB President Nazmul Hasan
SA VS BAN: Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan assured all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan will play in the Test series in South Africa next month. Looking for more Cricket session tips for free and Cricket match predictions? Read more here on our site.
While speaking at a press briefing after the third ODI against Afghanistan in Chattogram, Nazmul said that he and Shakib spoke after the match. He added that Shakib had written a letter stating that he won’t be available for the Test series against South Africa and Sri Lanka due to the IPL. Now that he has gone unsold in the IPL auction, there is no reason why he won’t play in the test series.
“Shakib gave us a letter saying that he wants a six-month break from Tests. When we asked him, he said that he will miss Tests against South Africa and Sri Lanka because of the IPL. Now that he is not going to the IPL, I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t play the Test series in South Africa. So forget about it. The IPL was preventing him from playing [the two Test series], but now he will play [both series].said Nazmul Hasan (President Bangladesh Cricket Board)
Shakib has represented Bangladesh in 59 Test matches till date since his Test debut in 2007. In 59 Test matches, Shakib has scored 4029 runs and has picked up 215 wickets. He, however, hasn’t played much Test cricket in recent years. In 9 Test matches played by Bangladesh in 2021 and 2022, Shakib has only played in three. He was not part of the Test series in New Zealand last month either.
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SA VS BAN: Shakib Al Hasan to discuss his Test future plans with BCB President
A little earlier than the press briefing, Jalal Yunus, the operations chairman of BCB, had said that both (BCB president and Shakib Al Hasan) will sit together after the ongoing ODI series with Afghanistan and will discuss his future plans. The discussions will not be limited to a mere Test series against South Africa and Sri Lanka but will discuss his plans for this year.
Yunus informed that Shakib had written a letter stating that he would not be available for Tests for six months. He added that Shakib might have some problems and will be given the latitude to put forth his preferences about the formats rather than being forced to play by the board.
He told BCB practices to consider centrally contracted players’ preferences regarding their format preferences. Yunus said at BCB we don’t consider players as employees but stakeholders. They are not bound to play every match.
“He might have some problems, so we will consider him if he tells us that he wants to play a certain number of matches in a format. Nobody is bound to play every match. The BCB is not an organisation where we consider players as mere employees. They are also stakeholders. They have the freedom to discuss how many matches they want to play.”said Jalal Yunus (BCB’s operations chairman)
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