PSL 2021: Shakib Al Hasan will miss PSL to play in Dhaka Premier League

PSL 2021: Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan will miss Pakistan Super League to play in the Dhaka Premier League which will start from May 31.
PSL 2021: Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan will miss Pakistan Super League to play in the Dhaka Premier League which will start from May 31.
PSL 2021, Shakib Al Hasan: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has decided to miss Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 to play in the Dhaka Premier League which will start from May 31. Three Bangladesh players – Shakib, Liton Das and Mahmudullah-  were picked by different franchises for the remaining sixth edition of PSL. Shakib was part of the Lahore Qalandar squad while Liton and Mahmudullah were picked by Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans respectively.

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Mohammedan Sporting Club officials on Tuesday submitted a letter to the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis stating that the former world no.1 all-rounder was eager to play the tournament.

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“We have submitted a letter signed by Shakib to CCDM that says he is keen to take part in the competition for us,” Tarikul Islam Tito, a top official of MSC told Cricbuzz.

He will not be part of PSL and will instead feature in DPL for Mohammedan Sporting Club. He is a free player because he was not part of the 2019-20 season due to his ban and is now eligible to play. BCB is yet to grant him for us but we hope to get the permission soon,” he said.

PSL 2021: Shakib Al Hasan will miss PSL to play in Dhaka Premier League

The Dhaka Premier League 2019-20 season was postponed on March 19 last year after just one completed round of matches in compliance with measures taken to fight the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Kazi Inam, Chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis, a BCB wing entrusted with the responsibility to host Dhaka-club based tournament, told Cricbuzz that the all-rounder is eligible to take part in the DPL.

Mahmudullah and Liton ‘s chances of playing the PSL also look slim considering they played in the DPL for their respective clubs before it was postponed. BCB insiders suggest clubs are not likely to give them permission to take part in the tournament at the expense of leaving them.

PSL 2021: Shakib Al Hasan will miss PSL to play in Dhaka Premier League