Bangladesh team gets ready to welcome Shakib Al Hasan as his ban ends on Thursday

By: PTI | Dhaka |

Updated: October 28, 2020 5:23:04 pm

Shakib is at present within the United States with his household and is anticipated to return to Bangladesh early subsequent month.

Bangladesh’s cricket institution is ready eagerly to welcome Shakib Al Hasan with open arms as he completes his one-year anti-corruption rule violation ban on Thursday.

Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with a one-year suspended sentence, by ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit on October 29 final 12 months, for failing to report a number of corrupt approaches by an Indian bookmaker.

Shakib throughout quite a few interactions later has confessed that it was a mistake on his half to haven’t notified the authorities.

And Mahmudullah mentioned the Bangladesh cricket team is ready with bated breath to welcome again Shakib into the dressing room.

“Our boy is coming back home,” mentioned an elated Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah, which is the collective temper of nation’s cricketing fraternity.

“We know that Shakib has been the best player for so many years, for the Bangladesh cricket team. We are all eagerly waiting for his return to the dressing room,” Mahmudullah was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

“It feels good to know that we can see him, talk to him and spend time with him,” he added.

The 33-year-old all-rounder is at present within the United States with his household and is anticipated to return to Bangladesh early subsequent month.

“Shakib is a champion player. I think it won’t take him long to get back to rhythm. I believe that he will get it back as soon as he enters the cricket field,” mentioned Mahmudullah, who has been taking part in worldwide cricket alongside facet Shakib for the final 13 years.

“The biggest thing is that we can fill up the gap that his absence had created. He always makes important contributions with the bat and ball.”

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Minhajul Abedin mentioned Shakib shall be eased into the worldwide scene by way of the home route.

“Our best player is coming back to the field. He now has to prepare himself for domestic tournaments since we don’t have any international series for the time being,” Abedin mentioned. “We have to monitor his physical condition. Let him start in domestic cricket. We should give him time but he is a very experienced player. He won’t take long to get back into rhythm,” he mentioned.

Abedin admitted that Bangladesh badly missed Shakib over the past one 12 months.

“We definitely missed him. He is one of the best all-rounders in the world, and there are so few of them these days. We are lucky to have a batting all-rounder like him, which gives us a lot of advantage.”

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