Shakib to ‘sacrifice’ franchise leagues for national team

Shakib to ‘sacrifice’ franchise leagues for national team0

In a seminar he attended in the United States on Monday, injured Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stated that he has opted to forego playing in franchise leagues and devote his entire time to the national team.

In accordance with his new resolution, the all-rounder withdrew from the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) players’ draft.

“I did not enter the IPL auction.” I told my management to withdraw my name from consideration for the PSL. I’m also not in the PSL draft. My objective is to devote my entire time to the national team. “Perhaps I’ll give up all the franchise tournaments I used to play,” Shakib stated.

The star all-rounder did not play in the two-match Test series against New Zealand and will not play in the white-ball series later this month in New Zealand.

Shakib, who is healing from a fractured left index finger, has been actively campaigning for the next national elections since being nominated by the Awami League from the Magura-1 constituency.

Shakib, on the other hand, is hoping to return for the 2018 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which is set to begin on January 19, just after the general elections on January 7.

“I was hoping to at least play in the ODI and T20I series in New Zealand.” I had planned something similar because I expected to be able to recuperate in four weeks. I just saw the doctor a few days ago, and he informed me that I needed to wait another two weeks before beginning rehabilitation.

“It’s taking longer than I expected, about six weeks, and I don’t see a way to start before BPL.” There are also elections to consider. “Obviously, I’ll be busy on this side,” he explained.

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