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BCB allows Shakib Al Hasan to join Caribbean Premier League

BCB allows Shakib Al Hasan to join Caribbean Premier League
Shakib will be representing Barbados Tridents. Photo: Collected

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is all set to join the ongoing Caribbean Premier League after receiving NOC from the Bangladesh Cricket Board recently.

BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told media on Tuesday that they have given the NOC to the ace all-rounder to join the franchise-based Twenty20 tournament and are expecting him to be available before the preparation camp for the upcoming tour of India, scheduled in November comprising three Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests.

"We have given him the NOC to take part in the CPL. We are expecting him to be available before the preparation for the series against India though we are yet to finalize the date of his return," said Akram.

Shakib, who will be leading Bangladesh in the tri-nation final on Tuesday, will be leaving the country the next day in order to represent Barbados Tridents. The 32-year-old missed the last edition of CPL due to an injury and was replaced by Steve Smith.

Meanwhile, the BCB officials have insisted that they haven't taken a decision regarding Afif Hossain, who was denied NOC after being picked by the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Afif was not given the NOC as BCB wanted to prepare him for the ongoing tri-series by making him play the High Performance Unit of Sri Lanka at home.