Shakib Al Hasan (L), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (C) and Tamim Iqbal pose for a photo session after completing their player’s draft of Bangladesh Premier League at the Hotel Radisson Blu in the city on Sunday. Photo: Collected

Talha Kamal
Bangladesh elite all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will get No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in in the upcoming UAE T20x – a franchise-based T20 event – provided there is no medical issue. Akram Khan, BCB’s cricket operations chairman, on Tuesday, noted that Shakib will get NOC to participate in the tourney.
”There will be a medical report regarding Shakib. If there is no problem in it, and it seems to be positive, we will give him the NOC,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan told reporters.
”Probably he cannot have an operation in one year time, while at present there is no pain [in his finger] If he is medically fit, he can play [UAET20x],” he added.
This statement came as a shock to everyone as recently BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon said that Shakib’s injury issue will be handled with care and he will be given rest for the upcoming World Cup in England. He also said that BCB will be strict in terms of Shakib and other players’ participation in franchise cricket league around the world, as players are getting injured frequently.
After the finger injury treatment, Shakib returned home from Australia. He was supposed to return to the field after recovering fully.
It may still take three months to recover and may require one month. Currently rehabilitation process is ongoing and Shakib is not feeling the pain anymore.
So, he is looking forward to return to the field.
Therefore, Shakib applied for a NOC with BCB’s cricket operations in order to take part in the tournament, slated to start on December 19.
Initially, there was pessimistic thought about Shakib’s NOC but there can be some specific reasons for this.
The West Indies series ends with T20. So, Shakib can take part in T20 series if he can get the permission of physio and match fitness
The UAE T20x tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates from December 19 to January 11. BPL will start on 5th January.
However, Shakib will return home before BPL starts. He also said that he would play in the tournament if he feels hundred percent fit. If he feels any kinds of discomfort on his finger or pain arises, he will not take part in the tourney.
Other star players like David Miller, AB de Villiers, Shahid Afridi and Andre Russell have already signed for this big-budget T20 tournament.
They will play represent as the icon player for their respective teams. Apart from them, 400
other foreign cricketers also
expressed interest to play in this tournament.