Shakib Al Hasan Requests Bangladesh Cricket Board For Paternity Leave

Shakib Al Hasan Requests Bangladesh Cricket Board For Paternity Leave

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. Getty

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to allow him to skip the upcoming tour of New Zealand on account of his third childbirth. Shakib was part of the recent Test against West Indies has been ruled out of the next Test in Dhaka after picking up a thigh injury. West Indies made history in the first Test by chasing down the highest fourth-innings score of 395 in Asia.

Kyle Mayer’s produced innings of his life with a double century on his debut to take West Indies across the line in the first Test. Shakib Al Hasan who suffered the injury after scoring 68 in the first innings did not bowl or bat in the second innings and will be missed by the Bangladesh team with the number of contributions he produces. He has recently requested Bangladesh Cricket Board for paternity leave.

Kyle Mayers, West Indies, Bangladesh
Kyle Mayers. (Photo: Twitter)

Shakib Will Be Under Surveillance And Medical Treatment – BCB

Bangladesh Cricket Board had said that Shakib Al Hasan will be assessed and monitored continuously on his thigh injury and he will be leaving the bio bubble that week. The Board added that Shakib will be under Surveillance And Medical Treatment in Dhaka to recover as soon as possible.

“Shakib has been assessed and monitored continuously since suffering a strain on his left thigh on the second day of the match in Chattogram and after careful consideration, it has been confirmed that he will not be available for the second Test.

“Shakib will leave the team bio-security bubble this week and for the time being will be under the surveillance and treatment of the BCB medical in Dhaka as he continues to recover and consolidate his physical robustness,” An official BCB statement regarding Shakib Al Hasan’s injury.

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan (Credits – Twitter)

BCB Yet TO Take Decision On Shakib

Akram Khan, Chairman of BCB’s cricket operations, confirmed that he received a letter to grant Shakib leave during the tour of New Zealand to be with his wife and a decision is yet to be made on it. Bangladesh will be touring New Zealand for three ODIs followed by three T20is in the month of  March.

“We have received a letter from him to grant leave during the tour of New Zealand as he wants to be with his wife (in the USA). We are yet to take a decision in this regard,” said Akram Khan.

Bangladesh Test players (Image Credit: Twitter)

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand has been postponed by a week over COVID-19 issues and will start on March 20.