IPL 2021: Shakib Al Hasan’s Participation in Doubt

Bangladesh To Reconsider Shakib Al Hasan's NOC After 'Misrepresentation' Accusation
Bangladesh To Reconsider Shakib Al Hasan's NOC After 'Misrepresentation' Accusation

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday said it could reconsider the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for Shakib Al Hasan.

A day after Shakib claimed that the BCB has “misrepresented” his decision to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the expense of serving the national team in a Test series against Sri Lanka.

BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan, who spoke shortly after a meeting at the board president Nazmul Hassan’s residence here, said that discussions about Shakib’s NOC will be held in the next couple of days.

“I did not mention anywhere in my letter that I do not want to play Tests. I mentioned in my letter that I want to play in the IPL to prepare myself properly for World Cup (T20 World Cup) but despite that Akram bhai (BCB cricket operation chairman) has repeatedly said that I do not want to play Tests,” Shakib had said.

“I heard that he said that I didn’t read his letter. Perhaps I misunderstood his letter. He wants to play Tests, from what he has said. In the next couple of days, we will discuss about his NOC. If he has interest, he will play Tests in Sri Lanka,” Akram was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz.

The 2021 IPL is set to get underway on April 9. After missing the 2020 edition on account of being banned, Shakib was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a price of INR 3.20 crores. Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Tests start on April 21.