With the one-year ban from all forms of cricket to be lifted on October 29, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is planning to start a three-month training programme in England after Eid.
Shakib was banned by the ICC last year for two years with one of those suspended after the cricketer was found guilty of not reporting corrupt approaches from a bookie. Shakib is gearing up for a comeback to cricket with ban coming to an end in three months.
"I am expected to return to training from next month as I will get three months to prepare myself before returning to cricket. I haven't done any cricketing activities yet and I think these three months is enough for me to return to a proper shape. So far this is my plan as I will spend my time with my two daughters and family for the next two weeks and then I will concentrate on cricket," Shakib told Cricinfo during an interview recently.
The 33-year-old is currently in the United States with his family but has remained in constant touch with his mentor Mohammad Salahuddin and planning for his return to international cricket.
Shakib played his last international game against Afghanistan in September last year and since then the cricketer has been out of all cricketing activities for the past ten months.