BCB so as to add clauses in central contracts after Shakib’s IPL request
BCB president says star allrounder’s ask to skip dwelling Exams for the IPL has left him disillusioned
The timing of Shakib Al Hasan’s request to the Bangladesh Cricket Board to permit him an extended stint within the IPL has left the board president Nazmul Hassan “disappointed”, and it has prompted the BCB to ask gamers to specify their availability of their annual contracts this 12 months.
Shakib had written to the board to ask for depart from Bangladesh’s dwelling Take a look at collection towards Sri Lanka, which was ratified final week. It was a major transfer within the context of the BCB’s earlier stand on comparable issues, the place they ranged from being cautious about giving NOCs to not entertaining any request.
Hassan mentioned that gamers would now be allowed to play in franchise-based competitions however that when they signed the central contract, which is now break up between red- and white-ball gamers, they must decide to taking part in for Bangladesh.
“We will enter into a new contact with the players (for 2021),” Hassan mentioned. “It will be mentioned clearly who wants to play which format. They have to inform us. If they have any other engagement, they have to be clear about their availability. It is very open. Previously, it depended on individuals but now we are confirming it in writing, so that nobody can say that they haven’t been allowed or we kept them forcefully.”
Hassan mentioned that whereas Shakib’s earlier reluctance in direction of Take a look at cricket was tackled by giving the participant extra duty, this time the board determined they did not wish to maintain again a participant if he did not wish to be there.
“When someone says I don’t want to play the next Test, and play in a franchise T20 league, it becomes very clear that we can’t do much with them.”
BCB President Nazmul Hassan
“Couldn’t we have stopped Shakib from going (to the IPL)? He may have played but we don’t want that,” Hassan mentioned. “We want only those to play, who really love the game. We have tried to keep him interested. When Shakib had declined to play Tests three years ago, we made him the captain.
“I did not just like the timing of it. He was among the many gamers I anticipated would take cost of the troublesome scenario. It was disappointing.
“We have lost against Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and West Indies. Especially after losing to West Indies at home, I would have imagined everyone being desperate to play the next Test series. But when someone says I don’t want to play the next Test, and play in a franchise T20 league, it becomes very clear that we can’t do much with them.”
Regardless of the BCB chief’s robust response, ESPNcricinfo understands that the rationale behind the choice to let Shakib go was additionally based mostly on the truth that the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Take a look at collection is basically a lifeless rubber within the World Take a look at Championship, with neither aspect in rivalry for the ultimate. It is usually true that Shakib has been a reluctant Take a look at cricketer for some time, and the BCB determined to let him go, maybe with the bigger purpose of getting him out there for the most important white-ball tournaments that Bangladesh will play over the following three years.