Don’t hold DPL if conflict continues: Shakib

Leicestershire's Shiv Thakor (R) and Shakib Al Hasan (L) leave the field following the end of the Nottinghamshire innings.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.

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 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 Leicestershire Foxes vs Nottinghamshire Outlawsand 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.