The southpaw was banned for 2 years, of which one 12 months of it was suspended, for failing to report corrupt approaches by an alleged Indian bookie in the course of the Indian Premier League.
Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka is kind of confirmed and given the schedule, Shakib may characteristic within the proposed three-match T20 sequence.
“I think Shakib being out for a year is not that much different to the rest of our squad who have been out for six or seven months as well,” Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“We are hoping all the players are fit. Obviously, there are standards that they need to attain in terms of fitness level. We have to organise a bit of game time for Shakib, as well as for all the players.”
The all-rounder’s health might be considered earlier than selecting him.
“It is very difficult to get into international cricket without any sort of cricket. I think we need to try to find some opportunities for him to play some games. He is a world-class player so I am sure he will get back into it pretty soon, but fitness is an important thing,” the coach mentioned.
According to the report, Sri Lanka Cricket chief government Mohan de Silva mentioned the 2 boards have reached an settlement on Bangladesh’s departure date, which has been set as September 24.
But there are nonetheless discussions over whether or not will probably be a two or three-match Test sequence after the Bangladesh Cricket Board requested a three-match T20I sequence along with the unique schedule.
Shakib is ready to start out coaching on the BKSP facility – Bangladesh’s largest sporting institute – forward of his return to aggressive cricket.
Domingo, nevertheless, added that Shakib must play unofficial cricket matches as a suspended cricketer earlier than he’s drafted into the nationwide crew.
“It is something that we have to discuss with the selectors. I don’t think he can play any official game before October 29, so all games that he plays have to be unofficial games. It might be inter-squad games but we need to have clarity if he is allowed to play that.”
“He has to make sure he is fit and that he starts hitting balls and bowling some balls. Once we assemble before heading off to Sri Lanka – when that tour is confirmed – we will get closer to making a decision,” he mentioned.
The 33-year-old Shakib, who’s at the moment within the United States together with his household, plans to return to Dhaka on the finish of August in a bid to organize for his return to worldwide cricket.
Shakib was in elegant kind earlier than the ban, amassing 606 runs within the 2019 World Cup within the UK final 12 months.
He has featured in 56 Tests, claiming 210 wickets and scoring 3862 runs.
In the restricted overs format, Shakib has 6323 runs and 260 wickets from 206 ODIs and 1567 runs and 92 wickets in 76 T20Is.
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