The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Shakib Al Hasan as their T20I captain, and the veteran all-rounder will lead the aspect within the Asia Cup within the UAE, adopted by the tri-series towards New Zealand and Pakistan in New Zealand, and the T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr.
Bangladesh have been hit with a sequence of accidents as a number of key first-team gamers are dealing with time on the sidelines, together with the newly appointed T20I captain Nurul Hasan. Hasan withdrew from the continental match as he was on account of endure surgical procedure owing to a finger damage sustained within the T20I sequence towards Zimbabwe however he has been named within the Asia Cup squad with the ultimate determination on his participation to be taken after getting an replace on August 21.
Shakib Al Hasan was the favourite to take over the reins from the injured wicketkeeper-batter, however on account of his dispute with the BCB, his appointment because the skipper of the aspect was delayed. The veteran all-rounder put up a social media submit asserting his affiliation with Betwinner Information. Shakib acquired an ultimatum from the BCB to terminate his sponsorship cope with the platform, which was acknowledged as a surrogate firm of Betwinner by the board.
Notably, the present legal guidelines in Bangladesh prohibit individuals from collaborating in playing practices. The Bangladeshi star was discovered to violate that legislation since he took the sponsorship cope with Betwinner Information. Though the web site had acknowledged that it had no relation to betting or playing and is a “sports activities information portal solely”, Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president acknowledged in an announcement that any participant who’s related to a playing or betting web site received’t be thought-about for the nationwide crew.
“He (Shakib) has to resolve if he desires to play for Bangladesh, or stick with betting. There’s no scope of conserving that affiliation. He has to come back out of it utterly. Not to mention the captaincy, he received’t be within the crew. There’s no dialogue,” the BCB president had stated on Wednesday afternoon.
The star all-rounder introduced his withdrawal from the sponsorship cope with the alleged playing web site and was cleared to play for the Bangladesh nationwide crew on August 11. “Shakib has knowledgeable us shortly earlier than [now] that he has terminated the contract with the corporate. He stated that every one social media posts pertaining to that sponsorship shall be deleted,” Yunus advised ESPNcricinfo.