Bangladesh news July 3, 2014

Shakib asked to join Bangladesh camp


The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked Shakib Al Hasan to join the preliminary squad, which began its training camp on July 1. Shakib was on his way to Barbados to participate in the Caribbean Premier League and will return to Dhaka from London over the weekend.

"Shakib has been told to join the camp immediately," BCB's acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told ESPNcricinfo. Chowdhury did not mention why the allrounder was asked to return or whether he will be released in time for the start of CPL, from July 11.

ESPNcricinfo, however, understands that a decision on this matter will be taken at a board meeting on July 7, as there is a lack of clarity regarding the No-Objection Certificate Shakib was supposed to have obtained from the BCB to participate in the West Indies league.

Shakib had set out for Barbados to play the entire tournament for the Barbados Tridents and was expected to join Bangladesh in mid-August, in time for the side's series against West Indies. Barbados' last game of the season is scheduled for August 10 while the CPL final is on August 16. Bangladesh begin their West Indies tour with the ODI series, which starts on August 20.

Shakib played all eight games for Barbados Tridents in the inaugural season of the CPL last year, ending up as the second highest wicket-taker in the competition behind Krishmar Santokie.

In its July board meeting, the BCB is also likely to decide on the issue of Shakib's alleged altercation with a spectator during a recent ODI against India in Mirpur. Shakib had attended a BCB hearing over an alleged row with a man who was apparently harassing his wife. While the allrounder said he did not hit the spectator, Shakib could be punished for leaving the team dressing room during an international game.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Dummy4 on July 4, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    This would have helped Bangladesh cricket team, to understand the conditions of WI. Shakib would have had much better coaching than what he will be having in Dhaka. Did the Sports Minister ever play Cricket ever or any other games. i doubt.

  • Shariful on July 4, 2014, 8:34 GMT


    As far as I know, Shakib applied for NOC and leave. Coach Hathurusingha wants to return Shakib in Bangladesh camp after 31st July match. Shakib agree with his words. Some BCB officials assure to give NOC to Shakib. But when Shakib reached in London, BCB change their mind and want to decision at meeting in 7th July.

  • Dummy4 on July 4, 2014, 6:10 GMT

    Why there is always some communication gap!!!! Whoever is responsible, these are not good for Bangladesh Cricket.

  • Krunal on July 4, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    Dont know whats wrong with BCB, Shakib is a star please handle with care and dont want another pieterson story out here in bangladesh

  • Dik on July 4, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    As people already pointed out, BCB has done nothing wrong, at least in this case. It's pretty obvious BCB is open to its players leaving for leagues. Shakib has played from IPL-Whatever England league-Big Bash-SPL-CPL. So there's no doubt there. But here it seems like Shakib just left without taking permission.

  • Baundule on July 4, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    There are two sides of the story. From past experience, it is clear that the BCB will let him play. But thy should do it in time. The Caribbean Premiere League starts on 11.07. On the other side Shakib should have waited till the NOC is issued. It is frustrating that he has been becoming the headlines for wrong reasons.

  • Android on July 4, 2014, 1:15 GMT

    Take notes, Sunil Narine

  • Dummy on July 3, 2014, 22:37 GMT

    Probably he is the only best player Bangladesh have... If they are hard on him then the entire team may go down...

  • Jonathan on July 3, 2014, 22:12 GMT

    would you look at this the bcb asked shakib before he even joined the tournament whilst the wicb left it untill narine was going into the final and most important match for his team and then they tell him to come home. It shows the massive gap between the wicb and all other cricket boards

  • Tanveer on July 3, 2014, 22:04 GMT

    Wonder when the cricketing world would stop acting like a bunch of school girls and start acting like MEN!

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