The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will start at the end of August this year. And it will end in mid-September. The team of this league, Jamaica Talawa, has taken the best all-rounder in the team. However, there are fears that Shakib will get NOC to play in the tournament.
Bangladesh cricket team has a very busy schedule ahead. The Tigers will play a limited-overs home series against Australia, England and New Zealand, the three world powers, in August and September. In that case, Shakib’s CPL game is under threat.
It is difficult to get No Objection Certificate (NOC) in case of playing abroad leaving the national team.
Akram Khan, chairman of the BCB’s cricket operations committee, spoke to Cricketer about Shakib’s participation in the CPL. He said, ‘We have not thought about Shakib’s NOC in CPL yet. I will decide when the time comes. But we want to play against them (Australia, England and New Zealand) with full force
South Africa will play a two-match Test series against the West Indies next month. With this series, new captain Dean Elgar will start his career as a captain. So Elgar is wary of the upcoming series. The first Test between West Indies and South Africa will start on June 10. The second test will start on June 18. India and New Zealand will meet in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton, England on the same day.
The West Indies and South Africa were sixth and seventh in the points table of the nine-team World Test Championship. That’s why they didn’t get a chance to play in the final. Elgar wants to make changes to his squad before the next Test championship cycle begins. “We have to play better cricket,” he said. We are very worried about the lack of continuity in the team. We shouldn’t have been able to afford it. In the end we definitely want to compete and we want to play in the final of the World Test Championship.
Elgar added: ‘We have to be more consistent and be like that South Africa again. The pacers will take wickets and there will be big scores in the batting line-up. To be the best, which I have become accustomed to seeing. I firmly believe that we have to follow that process and rise to the top of the rankings again. ‘
With the future in mind, Elgar welcomes the return of experienced players to South African domestic cricket next season after a stint in English county cricket. The players returning from the provincial team are Dwayne Oliver, Kyle Abbott, Simon Harmao and Stan Van Zyl. “I see their return as positive,” Elgar said. If they can get back into the team, it will be great for this squad and the team will burn and it will be an inspiration for the team