IPL 2021: Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been granted permission to skip the upcoming Sri Lanka tour to play the Indian Premier League fourteenth edition. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Friday said that the cricketer has approached us for permission to play the T20 Tournament.
“Shakib gave us a letter stating that he would like to skip the series against Sri Lanka to play in the IPL. We accepted his plea as we don’t want to force someone who is reluctant,” BCB operations chairman Akram Khan told AFP.
The all-rounder is picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming IPL for INR 3.2 Crores in the IPL 2021 Auction held in Chennai.
In recent time, a trend has started for the players to miss out on the international games to play the Indian T20 League. The prime example is England, where the team could be without Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran for the New Zealand tour in June.
Bangladesh are expected to travel to Sri Lanka in April and May for a Test series, before playing them again at home in a three-match one-day international series shortly afterwards.
Bangladesh have already granted Shakib leave to skip next month’s forthcoming one-day international and Twenty20 series in New Zealand to be with his expectant wife in the United States.
The all-rounder had returned to the cricketing field in January after completing a ban. ICC handed him one year ban for many corrupt approaches used by the cricketers.
Shakib Al Hasan played his recent series against West Indies where he performed brilliantly to be given a Man of the Series award. Apart from this, he was also given the Man of the Match award in one of the games.