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Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib’s suspension reduced

Shakib’s suspension reduced

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reduced the suspension of ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan by over three and a half months, allowing him to return to the cricket from September 15. In a BCB board meeting at Mirpur today, it was decided that Shakib will be available for selection from September 15 onwards. However, the...

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Tigers' rapid slide

How does one explain Bangladesh's implosion against the West Indies on Friday? Was it Sunil Narine's magic? Did the decision to experiment at the top with two relatively new players in the side -- Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman -- end in disarray? Or -- the more popular opinion among the public -- is this the result of Shakib Al Hasan's absence from the side? Sporting pundits can go on and on with their analyses and statistics but the fact...

BPL looking for a way back

The dysfunctional governing council of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has finally come up with a paper to present to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) during the next board meeting to be held on August 26 at the headquarters of the BCB in Mirpur. This meeting has already assumed high-profile proportions as the board is set to reduce the punishment of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban from all cricket on disciplinary grounds. But besides the issue...

Full-strength squads for Asian Games

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday officially announced their best possible T20 squad, sans captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, for the 17th Asian Games due to take place at Incheon, South Korea this year. Mushfiqur was excused for his wedding due on September 27 while Shakib is serving a suspension.   This means that the national players will be taking part in three international assignments in as many months and are not scheduled to get much of a...

Silence masks pain of missing out

Shakib Al Hasan now regularly visits the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur as the ace all-rounder has a separate training schedule to follow. He often flashes an infectious smile at the reporters and sometimes even exchanges a few words; of course not anything serious or relating to his six-month ban on disciplinary grounds. Shakib is naturally straightforward but he has been showing a lot of restraint since the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) slapped the all-rounder with a six-month ban...

Shakib set for early return

Shakib set for early return

Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is all set to make a comeback to competitive cricket with the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League starting from October 10. Shakib is serving a six-month ban for breaching the players' code of conduct and was not considered for the upcoming West Indies tour, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board...

A blessing in disguise?

A blessing in disguise?

Bangladesh's last tour of the West Indies, back in 2009, saw an emphatic display from all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan-- albeit against a weakened Caribbean setup-- lead the Tigers to whitewash the home side in both the ODI and Test series. Having been unexpectedly handed over the captaincy after Mashrafe Bin Mortaza got injured during...

In search of a new hero

It's been eight months since Bangladesh last tasted a win in one-day cricket. Truth be told, very few could have predicted the treacherous slide that the Tigers have gone through ever since their dramatic four-wicket victory over New Zealand in Fatullah last winter. In a rare occurrence, the Tigers chased down 307 without any help from their most-sought after batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal did not feature in that game, while captain Mushfiqur Rahim was caught at square-leg...

Coach not concerned about Shakib

Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha apparently doesn't want to shed much light on the suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ahead of his team's challenge on the Caribbean tour. The Sri Lankan appeared before the media after his charges' last practice session before the Eid break yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur and made it clear that he was looking forward to making a fresh start. "I am not frustrated, that's all your statement. I don't know and I can't...

Separate plan for Shakib

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...

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