The Bangladesh Cricket Board issued a No Objection Certificate to Shakib al Hasan, an all-rounder, and Liton Das, a wicketkeeper-batsman, on June 20. The individuals have been granted permission to participate in the Global Twenty20 Canada League between July 20 and August 20.
Jalal Younus, the chairman of the cricket operations committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, has officially announced to the media that the two players in question will return to the team prior to the commencement of the Asia Cup on August 31.
Shakib and Liton both requested a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to participate in cricket matches in Canada. The board has given them clearance. By August 20, they are expected to return to Dhaka and reunite with the national team. There would be approximately ten days remaining for the Asia Cup. Jalal stated that there are no issues and that the individuals in question can engage in play.
For the upcoming edition, it is noteworthy that the Canadian league will include players from Bangladesh, marking the first instance of their participation in three consecutive editions.
Shakib is scheduled to participate in the upcoming matches for the Montreal Tigers under Dav Whatmore, the former head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team.
Shakib’s fellow players include his compatriot from the Bangladesh Premier League team Dhaka, the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, Andre Russell, the Australian batsman Chris Lynn, and the West Indies’ versatile player Carlos Brathwaite.
Liton is set to participate in the Surrey Jaguars team under the tutelage of Lalchand Rajput, a former head coach for Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. The team boasts a formidable roster, including renowned players such as Alex Hales, an explosive opener for England, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Haris, skilled batsmen from Pakistan, and Jason Behrendorff, a towering fast bowler from Australia.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy that Shakib is slated to participate in the upcoming fourth iteration of the Lanka Premier League, scheduled from July 31 until August 22.
Al Amin Hossain, a paceman, and Afif Hossain, a batter, have previously participated in Sri Lanka’s primary T20 competition, representing Bangladesh.
Liton is expected to make an earlier comeback, whereas Shakib has expressed his intention to participate in the LPL. He is expected to make his return no later than August 20. Jalal stated that the individual in question would return earlier if it was deemed appropriate, as clearance had been obtained.
During that period, there will not be any obligation towards the national team. The authorization was granted subsequent to consultations with the head coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, and the team administration. Irrespective of the format, they must engage in a significant amount of competitive cricket prior to the World Cup.
When queried regarding the likelihood of potential harm in light of the demanding itinerary, the director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board stated that the team members had not sustained any injuries and that the pacers were more susceptible to injury. Liton and Shakib’s susceptibility to injuries is not a prevalent issue, albeit it is plausible that they may have sustained finger injuries during gameplay, distinct from a chronic tendency towards injury. As the format of the game is T20, which is a condensed version of cricket, we have permitted them to proceed.