Shakib gets BCB clearance to play UAE T20x league

Published: October 31, 2018 16:20:07 | Updated: November 01, 2018 15:14:06


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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has granted Shakib Al Hasan an NOC to participate in the UAE T20x tournament, meaning he will join the likes of Steven Smith.

The tournament starts on December 23, a day after the end of West Indies' tour of Bangladesh, for which Shakib, who is recovering from injury, is likely to be available at same point.

The league ends on January 1 next year, four days before the start of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), reports espncricinfo.com.

Shakib is currently undergoing rehab for a long-standing finger injury, which got worse due to an infection during the Asia Cup.

He underwent an emergency operation in Dhaka before heading to Australia for a further check-up.

He came back to Bangladesh earlier this month and said that his return to competitive cricket depended largely on how quickly the infection was completely removed, suggesting he may be back for Bangladesh's home series against West Indies, which begins with the first Test from November 22.

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