Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will sit with ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to decide on his participation in Indian Premier League (IPL) today.
Though no fitness test will take place ahead of the meeting between Shakib and BCB physicians it was learnt the medical team of the board will be looking forward to get a clear picture from Shakib regarding his fitness status.“We do not plan to have his (Shakib) fitness test,” BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury told daily sun on Tuesday.
“Nor we plan to have any further X-ray unless we feel that way after talking with him,” he said.
“But we will listen from him how he feels and whether he is having any kind of difficulty or not,” he said.
“As far as I know he is practicing in full rhythm and from what we have seen so far he is doing that without any kind of discomfort,” he said.
“But still we need to know from him whether he is feeling any kind of problem while playing any particular shot and is he totally comfortable while fielding especially catching,” he said.
Earlier, BCB stated that Shakib will need to prove his fitness to get the clearance from the governing body to play the Indian Premier League (IPL).Shakib has been in rehab to recover from the finger injury, which he sustained during the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) final on February 9. The injury ruled him out of the entire tour in New Zealand.
“He (Shakib) just returned from an injury. He has started training. He needs to go through another assessment after which we can definitively inform about his NOC,” Chowdhury said here today.
The workload of the IPL is also a major concern as the ICC World Cup is approaching fast, which is the top priority for every board, not only for BCB.
Even the Indian players were advised to be careful about their workload in the IPL.
The BCB has already prevented pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman from playing IPL this season, considering his injury prone nature.
“Whether Shakib will be allowed to play IPL will be decided by the team management,” said Chowdhury. “We will decide it after a discussion with the team management,” he added.