The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has formed a separate practice plan for suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in a bid to keep the player fit.
The left-hander met with Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha yesterday to know more on his training schedule.
Shakib, who has been suspended from all forms of cricket for the next six months, however, is allowed to train at the Bangladesh Cricket Board's headquarters. This provision was made clear by the BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon on July 7, the day the suspension was imposed on him.
According to Akram Khan, the chairman of BCB's cricket operations committee, Shakib's training may commence either before or after Eid.
“The plan has been made. He will not practise with the national team but separately. However, we are yet to decide whether he will start training before or after Eid,” said Akram.
While Shakib has been suspended for six months, he appealed to the board to reconsider their decision on Sunday. The same day saw him read out an apology note at a press conference. He said that he was sorry for his recent behaviour and vowed to not repeat his mistakes.