Shakib Return to Cricket After Sept 15

Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday commuted the suspension imposed on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for breach of national player contract to two and a half months from six.

Meanwhile, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will lead the Bangladesh team in the Asian Games T20 cricket in the absence of regular captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who will be in leave on that time for his marriage.

The decisions were taken at a meeting of the BCB Board of Directors held at home of Bangladesh Cricket in Mirpur with BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon MP in the chair.
As per the decision, World No-1 Test all-rounder can return to cricket after September 15.

Shakib will be available to play for Bangladesh in the home series against Zimbabwe in October, Asian Games T20 Cricket in Incheon of South Korea beginning on September 19 and ensuing Premier Division Cricket League.

However, the board did not withdraw Shakib’s ban on participating in cricket competitions in overseas until December 31, 2015.

Addressing the pressmen after the board meeting, BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon said the board directors were satisfied with the present behaviour of Shakib.

“The board will observe his behaviour during the reduced suspension period to consider his ban on playing cricket in overseas competitions. If he is found guilty of breaching the code in the future, he’ll have to serve the remaining suspension,” he added.

The meeting also decided to appoint BCB’s acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon as permanent CEO.

The election of BCB vice-president posts will be held on September 16 and the next BPL is expected to be held in April next year.

The BCB also agreed for a separate captain for ODI and Test matches in future.

Earlier on July 7, the BCB in its 6th board meeting imposed a six-month ban on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for breaching code of contract agreement of national cricketer as well as multiple allegations of misdemeanor against him.

The board meeting had also decided not to issue ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) to the player for participation in cricket competitions overseas until December 31, 2015.

After the suspension order, Shakib Al Hasan met BCB boss Nazmul Hasan Papon MP at his office and appealed to the BCB on July 20 to reconsider his ban

- UNB

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