Shakib is not likely to play ODI series against West Indies

On May 22, Shakib verbally informed the BCB's cricket operations chairman, Jalal Yunus, of his decision. Yunus told Shakib that he should officially apply for the board, but Nazmul indicated the all-rounder doesn't have to.

vision mobile

Hasi Kamanger
Editor

Posted -

Updated -

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan said on Wednesday (29 June) that talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could miss the upcoming ODI series against West Indies. He will likely to be replaced by Taijul Islam.
Shakib Al Hasan verbally told the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) during the Test series against Sri Lanka that he would not be taking part in the ODI series against the West Indies. Although Shakib has not officially requested a leave of absence, the all-rounder is set to be placed on leave from the series, which will not be part of the ODI Super League, board chairman Nazmul Hassan said.
"Shakib said before he went (to the West Indies) he said he wasn't going to play Test and was going to play One-Day and T20. After sitting with me he said he was going to play Test and later he was made captain. I understand that he has told Jalal Bhai (BCB's Cricket Operations Chairman) that he may not play in the ODI series and that he has said so before," Nazmul told reporters on Wednesday.
Nazmul added that he would welcome seniors taking breaks from series that were not part of ICC events as it would pave the way for the board to test their bench strength.
"If seniors want a break from games that aren't part of ICC events (ICC Test Championship and ODI Super League), that's good. We can see the new cricketers and whether or not we have players in their place. When we think of everything that's on our minds, they (seniors) need to be given a break," he said.
Meanwhile, Nazmul said the board decided to set up a working group to oversee the domestic first-class structure. Domestic cricket structure came to the table after the recent Test cricket debacle.
"We have decided to form a working group to oversee our home-grown first-class cricket," Nazmul said. "They are already preparing three proposals and will present them to us, and later we will see their recommendation," he added.