Shakib denied BBL contract by Cricket Australia
World No.1 ODI and No.2 T20I all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been denied a Big Bash League (BBL) contract due to Cricket Australia’s zero tolerance against corruption.
Shakib served 12-month ban by the ICC for failing to complain corrupt approaches on three occasions.
Daily Telegraph Australia revealed that CA slammed the doors of Shakib who reportedly put his name up for BBL signings. Ultimately none of the teams offered the Bangladeshi ex-captain.
Shakib, however, is okay with CA not allowing him to have a BBL team, “It is not easy to know about everyone’s feelings. They may doubt me or not trust me. I am not denying it.
“But I have been in touch with almost everyone (in Bangladesh team) so I haven’t felt it among them. I am hopeful it won’t be a problem and they will keep believing in me like they used to. But it is not impossible for them to have a bit of doubt. There wouldn’t be any regret about it,” he added.
Shakib made two appearances in the Big Bash – Adelaide Strikers in 2013-14 and Melbourne Renegades in 2014-15. Till now he is the only Bangladeshi to play in the Australian league.
Shakib was offered to play as a replacement of his compatriot Mahmudullah Riyad, who tested COVID-19 positive ahead of Pakistan flight, for Multan Sultans in PSL 2020 play-offs. But Multan could not draft him in as he was not in the player draft list at the beginning.
The 33-year-old is currently staying in Dhaka to take part in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020. He will be playing a key role for Gemcon Khulna.