Although Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha admitted the importance of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Sri Lankan advocates prioritising playing for the country ahead of the T20 franchise league.
It appears that Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das will not be allowed to skip the upcoming Ireland Test from April 04, as far as Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan Papon is concerned, after the two star cricketers applied for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the BCB in order to be present from the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL), slated to begin on March 31.
A day ahead of the third and final ODI against Ireland on Thursday, the Tigers showed up to practice but two familiar faces, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, were not amongst the group that trained.
Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha lauded the Tigers’ ODI and Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan for reaching the milestone of 7000 ODI runs in ODIs, saying that had the premier all-rounder played in conditions like England, Australia, or even India, he would have scored around 12,000 runs in the 50-over format.
Shakib was asked how he managed to keep up with all his responsibilities on and off the field and the star cricketer replied with a smile: ‘Whoever is capable can do it all.’
Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has hogged the spotlights for mixed reasons in the past few days.
Towhid Hridoy was shaped by unfortunate long before his first international appearance for Bangladesh national team. In 2013, a ‘fake’ cricket academy in Banasree embezzled money from him deceitfully. His family suffered as they had to mortgage land for a young Hridoy to join that academy but his career faced early setback. Batting with the likes of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim yesterday, Towhid showcased his own talent. He talked to The Daily Star’s Abdullah Al Mehdi on facing deceit when pursuing cricket, and support of his family through difficult times. He also talked about batting with Mushfiqur Rahim yesterday and gave his opinion on Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s comment during the BPL regarding his national team call up.
Just the day after achieving yet another milestone of scoring seven thousand ODI runs where Shakib scored a magnificent 93 run knock that helped Bangladesh to register their biggest win in ODIs over Ireland—the champion all-rounder was seen attending the convocation today
BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the news to the media as the two cricketers are willing to take a leave from the only Test against Ireland scheduled on April 4 in Mirpur.
Two wickets in back-to-back overs from Shakib Al Hasan and Ebadot Hossain have left Ireland with an even bigger mountain to climb after the visitors cautiously begun their chase of a daunting 338 in the first ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and Ireland at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is unwilling to comment on the ongoing controversy surrounding Shakib Al Hasan after the premier all-rounder went Dubai alongside some other celebrities for the inauguration of Arav Jewellers, owned by Arav Khan, on Wednesday.
In overcast conditions mimicking the ‘English weather’, the Tigers went about their practice session at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium yesterday with individuals looking to build on the confidence from the England series as they geared up for the ODI series against Ireland, slated to begin today.
There are two ways to bring back the accused. One is through a cooperation between India and the UAE authorities, and the other through coordinated efforts by Interpol.
Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan joined the Tigers training camp in Sylhet on Friday, a day before the three-match ODI series against Ireland commences at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
The opening ceremony took place yesterday in Dubai at 8 pm Bangladesh local time, with Shakib Al Hasan and Debashish Biswas in attendance
"We do not know why they did it," DB chief Harun Or Rashid said, adding they would interrogate the cricketer and others, if needed for the sake of the investigation
Ahead of the two white-ball series against England, all the noise in the media related to the captains of the two respective formats, ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal and T20I counterpart Shakib Al Hasan, not being on talking terms.
After helping Bangladesh complete a series sweep over world champions England in the shortest format, top-order batter Najmul Hossain Shanto earned big gains in the T20I batting rankings.
The jewellery store is set to be inaugurated by Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan in Dubai today