Shakib Al Hasan will resume training for Sri Lanka tour in October from Saturday. The three-match Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was originally slated to take place in July but due to the pandemic situation it was postponed to October 2020. The series will be a part of the World Test Championship and more importantly will mark the return for former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan.
BCB chief Nazmul Hasan had said that Shakib Al Hasan might make a comeback for the Sri Lanka series. His one year ban imposed by the governing council comes to an end on October 29. The cricket board will make necessary arrangements for him to join the squad for the Sri Lanka tour.
“He will arrive in BKSP on Saturday [September 5] and we will start his training program afterwards. If he stays home to complete the 14-day quarantine, then his preparation time will be shortened and in that case his return in the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will be in doubt. Shakib will be staying isolated in BKSP so he can complete the 14-day isolation period here,” said Nazmul, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“He will stay in a separate room while his dining will be separate and only me and Salahuddin [coach] will come close to him and we will maintain required distance so I don’t think isolation will be a problem,” he further added.
Shakib Al Hasan accepted that he is serving one-year ban imposed by the global governing council for a silly mistake. He failed to report approaches made by an Indian bookie and thus the council imposed a ban on him.
Shakib is the finest all-rounders to have donned the Bangladesh jersey. He has scored over 10000 international runs and excelled across formats with the ball as well. He has picked up 210 Test wickets and 260 scalps in ODIs.