The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday that it had issued a No Objection Certificate for all-rounder Sakib al Hasan conditionally to take part in the inaugural edition of UAE T20x tournament, scheduled from December 19 to January 11.
The decision was made following Sakib’s request on October 22 that initially raised few eyebrows as the all-rounder was yet to recover from a surgery he underwent in his injured finger in September.
‘Sakib was given the NOC for the UAE tournament. But before playing in the tournament, he has to prove his fitness,’ BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told New Age.
The 31-year old felt relived after getting the NOC for the tournament, which he said would help him prepare for some future events.
‘Obviously it’s a matter of great relief. The good thing is if I get fit before that time and can play a few matches, it will be a definitely
good preparation for me,’ Sakib told reporters at a programme on Tuesday night.
‘I am on the verge of getting recovered from a big injury. So I need to play these matches otherwise it will be a big gap for me. I need these matches to get into full rhythm which is very important for me,’ he added.
Sakib hinted that he might return to the field early with home series against West Indies, who would play Two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals in November-December.
‘There is no timeframe to get back in the field. Hopefully I will be back soon. But it is very difficult to say whether I am playing [against West Indies], there is no guarantee of that. But the way the processes are going and I am improving there is chance also,’ he added.
Source: New Age.