The last few days have been absolutely turbulent for Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The 32-year-old is being kept away from practice ahead of Bangladesh’s tour to India tour on ICC’s instructions.
It has been reported that Shakib, who is the Test and T20I skipper of Bangladesh, is set to be banned for 18 months by the ICC for not reporting a corrupt approach.
The three T20 Internationals and two Tests start on November 3.
According to Bengali daily Samakal, “It was on insistence of ICC that Shakib has been kept away from practice by the BCB. That was the reason he neither featured in the practice games nor did he join the meeting late on Monday evening with the president to discuss pink-ball Test.”
Two years ago, the daily wrote, Shakib received an offer from a bookie before an international match, which he did not report to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
According to the newspaper, Shakib also confessed about it to the ACSU’s investigating officers recently.
Considering the fact that Shakib has now missed the pre-tour camp including a practice game in Mirpur, there is a high chance that he will not travel to India. For three T20Is and two Tests, the Bangladesh team is due to arrive in New Delhi on Wednesday (October 30).