Bangladesh number one all rounder Shakib Al Hasan thinks that the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2013 season shouldn’t take place if there is so much dispute and negativity surrounding it. World number one all rounder who is currently playing in the ongoing tournament Friends Life T20 for Leicestershire in England shared his views on DPL issues in an exclusive interview to the Dhaka Tribune over the phone yesterday. [Watch: Video Clip: Roof Breaking Six by Tamim Iqbal]
“I think it is better not to hold the tournament if there is such dispute around it. This is completely my own feeling. But the other side of the coin is that the tournament should be taken place for some cricketers whose main earning source is the Dhaka Premier League. The delay of DPL think has already made many cricketers trouble,” said by Shakib Al Hasan.
‘I think all dispute should take some steps to begin the tournament without doing any further delay to help out the cricketers,’ he also added.
Shakib arrived England for the Friends Life T20 competition a few weeks ago after a month-long leave with his wife Umme Ahmed Sishir at the US. So far the ace all rounder has already played six matches for the Leicestershire Foxes but in the last match against Nottinghamshire, where he showed his capability to the world with both the bat and ball once again.
‘I think I was fine with the ball but couldn’t do well with batting. I have already played six matches for the Foxes but couldn’t collect to score not much runs. Now four matches we have, I am hopeful I can perform well in the remaining matches.’ Shakib said to the reporters.
Once job is done in England, the ace Bangladesh all rounder will fly to the West Indies to play maiden edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Magura lad was sold to the Barbados Trident in the players’ draft and will play under the captaincy of hard hitting batsman Kieron Pollard.
‘It will be the 4th Eid which I will miss whatever this wont that much hard for me at this time as my wife Shishir with me here (laughs). But This is true that I will certainly miss the Eid a lot and I think it would be my family who will miss me most. To be honest nothing is to be completed here, it is all because of my profession,’ Mr. All rounder said.