Shakib seeks NOC for Big Bash
Shakib Al Hasan is likely flying to Australia in the first week of January to play in the Twenty20 Big Bash League.
The all-rounder visited Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) headquarters in Mirpur yesterday to have a discussion regarding his no objection certificate (NOC), but was not ready to disclose his chosen team's name to the media.
Shakib previously played in the league for Adelaide Strikers, however according to sources, he may play for Melbourne Renegades this season, but the Bangladesh all-rounder is yet to put pen to paper.
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed that if everything goes according to plan then Shakib will join the national team in Australia. The Bangladesh team is scheduled to go down under on January 24 next year, well before the start of the ICC World Cup in February.
The Tigers will go to Australia early to accustom themselves with the conditions, as well as to play two more practice matches beside official preparation games against Pakistan and Ireland.