POST TIME: 11 May, 2021 06:12:30 PM
Shakib set to miss PSL to take part in Dhaka Premier League
Cricbuzz, Bangalore

Shakib set to miss PSL to take part in Dhaka Premier League

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is set to give the remainder of Pakistan Super League a miss play in the Dhaka Premier League scheduled to start on May 31. Three Bangladesh cricketers - Shakib, Mahmudullah and Liton Das - were picked by different franchises in the replacement draft for the remaining part of the sixth edition of PSL.

Shakib was picked by Lahore Qalandars while Mahmudullah and Liton were signed by Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings respectively for the tournament expected to restart in early June.

Officials of the Mohammedan Sporting Club, a traditional outfit in the DPL came to Bangladesh Cricket Board headquarters on Tuesday (May 11) and submitted a letter to the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis stating that the veteran all-rounder was keen to take part in the tournament for them.

"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 play in the PSL and instead opted to be part of our team in DPL. He is a free player because he was not part of the 2019-20 DPL due to his ban and now as he is eligible to take part and we have shown our keenness to take him in our side. BCB is yet to grant him for us but we hope to get the permission soon," he said.

The 2019-20 season's DPL 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.