IPL 2019: BCB grants Shakib Al Hasan permission to play the T20 tournament
Shakib joined the SRH team last year.
Updated - Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Ever since January 2018, Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder, has gone through a rough phase, owing to his frequent finger injuries. The experienced campaigner hasn’t been a part of the national squad in quite a few international fixtures. He also had to travel back home from the 2018 Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to get his finger operated in Dhaka.
With the World Cup in England and Wales only a couple of months away, concerns remain over his fitness. In a recent development, it has been learned that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has given the Jessore-born cricketer permission to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he would play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as per reports in Dhaka Tribune.
He is practicing for more than a week
”As far as I am concerned Shakib will definitely go there before the beginning of IPL. As per doctor’s suggestion he was not allowed to play competitive cricket till March 20. Today the deadline is crossed and he doesn’t complain anything about his pain or injury which suggested that he is fit now,” Cricket Operations Chairman Akram Khan was quoted as saying.
”He is practicing for more than a week and nowadays he is also doing his batting and bowling in full scale. We will have a concern whether he gets any further injury in the IPL again. It will be better for him if he takes less risk.
And though we did not discuss about him in line of playing fewer matches we will discuss with him about the risks factors before he leaves. He has been given that NOC from BCB as we knew that he will play the IPL,” Khan, also a former Bangladesh cricketer added.
Shakib recently missed the Test and ODI series against New Zealand after suffering an injury during the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), where he captained the Dhaka Dynamites.
As far as Shakib’s IPL career is concerned, he made his debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) way back in 2011 and played seven seasons for them. Last year, he moved to the Sunrisers franchise and scored 239 runs in 17 matches to go with 14 wickets.