Star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan has claimed that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has “misrepresented” his resolution to play within the IPL on the expense of representing the nationwide staff in a Check collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
With Bangladesh not in rivalry within the World Check Championship, Shakib mentioned it was extra significant to compete within the IPL, as that might assist him put together higher for the subsequent T20 World Cup, which shall be held in India later this yr.
“These two Exams are our final matches within the World Check Championship so it isn’t as if we’re going to play the ultimate,” Shakib instructed Cricfrenzy.
“We’re on the very backside of the factors desk. I do not assume it makes a lot of a distinction.
“The opposite main cause is that the World Cup T20 is in India later this yr. It’s a essential event the place we have now a lot to attain. There is not a lot to attain in these two Exams. I feel it’s a higher possibility that I put together myself for one thing greater.”
Shakib mentioned in his letter to the BCB, that he talked about his plans to arrange himself higher for the T20 World Cup.
“Individuals are constantly speaking about this (skipping the Check collection in opposition to Sri Lanka). Those that are saying that I’ll now not play Check cricket have not learn my letter correctly.”
“I didn’t point out anyplace in my letter that I don’t wish to play Exams. I discussed in my letter that I wish to play within the IPL to arrange myself correctly for World Cup however regardless of that Akram Bhai (BCB cricket operation chairman) has repeatedly mentioned that I don’t wish to play Exams,” he mentioned.
With the T20 World Cup slated for October, Shakib mentioned there are numerous benefits of enjoying within the IPL this time.
“The bottom the place I’ll play IPL now would be the floor the place I’ll play the World Cup match after 4 months. The gamers with whom I’ll play the IPL would be the gamers in opposition to whom I’ll play within the World Cup.
“Because of this, I’ll get extra benefits than anybody else from Bangladesh, and it’ll additionally assist me to share my experiences with the staff that I’ll acquire by enjoying within the IPL,” he mentioned.