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 denied BBL contract by Cricket Australia

Shakib served 12-month ban by the ICC for failing to complain corrupt approaches on three occasions.

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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.

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