Shakib’s ban ends today
News Desk || risingbd.com
Shakib Al Hasan's one-year ban ends today (Wednesday), clearing the way for the star Bangladesh all-rounder to appear in all forms of cricket.
Shakib was handed a ban for two years, with the second of those suspended, by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on October 29 last year for having failed to report corrupt approaches by an alleged bookie.
With the ban coming to an end, Shakib will once be allowed to appear in both international and domestic cricket and will be available for selection from today onwards.
Shakib will return to cricket with the T20 tournament arranged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), set to start from November 15.
Shakib who is currently in the US with his family will return to Dhaka soon.
Since his ban in October last year, Bangladesh have played only 14 international matches -- four Tests, three ODIs and seven T20Is -- and the coronavirus pandemic has to some extent come as a blessing in disguise for the 33-year-old cricketer and the national team.