Shakib Al Hasan disgusted with 5 foreigners policy in BPL
Shakib feels the good performance of Sri Lankan cricketers in BPL is going to go against them.
Published - Nov 10, 2017 12:06 am | Updated - Nov 10, 2017 12:06 am
The fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has been very popular amongst the fans. To spice up the tournament, the governing body decided to allow 5 foreigners in the playing XI of a side. However, that decision has sparked controversy because this way, the budding cricketers from Bangladesh are not getting much exposure. Shakib Al Hasan is also dead against the policy.
Initially, the number 1 Test and T20I all-rounder in the world didn’t wish to make any comments about the new policy. But now, he is left fuming at the governing body for their massive blunder. Shakib feels that allowing more and more foreigners in the playing XI will not help Bangladesh in grooming the stars of the future.
“Firstly I was quite positive in this issue but now I’m seeing that our local cricketers are deprived of opportunities for this which is very ominous for cricket in our country,” said the man from Magura, Jessore, on Thursday when he was attending an event, as per reports in bdcrictime.com.
Sri Lankan players are getting good practice
The Sri Lankan cricketers’ performance has been up to the mark in this year’s BPL. However, Shakib feels this is going to be a boomerang for the Tigers since they will face the Lions next on their home soil. “It’s a like good practice for them before the forthcoming series,” said the man who has dismissed 226 batters in ODI cricket.
“They are adjusting with weather and wicket condition here. As they are showing good performances, our local cricketers are out of action now. To me it could bring bad effects in the upcoming home series,” he further added.
Shakib’s team in the BPL, Dhaka Dynamites is currently placed 2nd in the points table. After losing to Sylhet Sixers in their tournament opener, they have made a good comeback by thrashing Khulna Titans in the second match.