Shakib-al-Hasan slams BCB for misrepresenting his choice to select IPL 2021 over Checks
Dhaka: Star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan has claimed that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has “misrepresented” his choice to play within the IPL on the expense of representing the nationwide group in a Take a look at sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka.
With Bangladesh not in competition within the World Take a look at Championship, Shakib stated it was extra significant to compete within the IPL, as that might assist him put together higher for the following T20 World Cup, which will likely be held in India later this 12 months.
“These two Checks are our final matches within the World Take a look at Championship so it’s not as if we’re going to play the ultimate,” Shakib instructed Cricfrenzy.
“We’re on the very backside of the factors desk. I do not assume it makes a lot of a distinction.
“The opposite main cause is that the World Cup T20 is in India later this 12 months. It’s a essential event the place now we have a lot to realize. There is not a lot to realize in these two Checks. I believe it’s a higher possibility that I put together myself for one thing larger.”
Shakib stated in his letter to the BCB, that he talked about about his plans to organize himself higher for the T20 World Cup.
“Persons are constantly speaking about this (skipping the Take a look at sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka). Those that are saying that I’ll not play Take a look at cricket have not learn my letter correctly.
“I didn’t point out wherever in my letter that I don’t need to play Checks. I discussed in my letter that I need to play within the IPL to organize myself correctly for World Cup however regardless of that Akram Bhai (BCB cricket operation chairman) has repeatedly stated that I don’t need to play Checks,” he stated.
With the T20 World Cup slated for October, Shakib stated there are various benefits of taking part in within the IPL this time.
“The bottom the place I’ll play IPL now would be the floor the place I’ll play the World Cup match after 4 months. The gamers with whom I’ll play the IPL would be the gamers in opposition to whom I’ll play within the World Cup.
“Because of this, I’ll get extra benefits than anybody else from Bangladesh, and it’ll additionally assist me to share my experiences with the group that I’ll achieve by taking part in within the IPL,” he stated.
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