Shakib Al-Hasan will be arriving by the end of March to join Kolkata Knight Rider’s training camp ahead of IPL 2021. Upon reaching, he will undergo a seven-day quarantine. Although, it has also been reported that the Bangladesh Cricket Board might reconsider their decision to grant NOC to the all-rounder for IPL.
Shakib recently made news after he accused the BCB’s chief, Akram Khan, of misrepresenting his image after he decided to skip Bangladesh’s Test series against Sri Lanka. Khan, in reply, made indications that the cricket board might reconsider NOC for Shakib.
However, well-placed sources have told this publication that the BCB is unlikely to withdraw the NOC, which will pave the way for the erstwhile Bangladesh captain to represent KKR.
Shakib Al-Hasan earlier granted paternity leave for Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand. In February, he requested the BCB to permit him to play in the upcoming IPL, reasoning that it will help him prepare for ICC World Cup 2021.
Shakib Al Hasan was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2021 after he was handed one year ban by ICC. Ahead of the IPL 2021, the Bangladesh cricketer has made a comeback in the league. The southpaw has been bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price of 3.20 crores.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first game of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11th April 2021.