Premier station wagon Shakib Al Hasansearch for a longer time in IPL left the Bangladesh Cricket Council “disappointed” and decided to add new clauses to the players’ central contracts to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Shakib’s desire to play in the lucrative league in India at the expense of the national team’s performance in Tests against Sri Lanka in April did not have a good effect on BCB President Nazmul Hassan.
Signing the annual contract with new clauses would ensure that players commit to playing for Bangladesh.
“We will get in new contact with the players (for 2021),” Nazmul told reporters, according to ESPNcricinfo.
“It will be clearly mentioned who wants to play in which format. They have to inform us. If they have any other commitment, they have to be aware of their availability. It is very open.
“It used to be up to individuals, but now we confirm it in writing so that no one can say they were not allowed to or were forcibly detained.”
Nazmul spoke after meeting with his board members at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here.
The BCB chief had said there was no point in stopping Shakib from playing in the IPL after he had recently clarified his intention on board.
“Couldn’t we have stopped Shakib from going (to IPL)? He may have played, but we don’t want that,” Nazmul said.
“We only want to play those who really like the game. We tried to interest him. When Shakib refused to play tests three years ago, we made him captain.”
Shakib will return to the IPL after a one-year ban on all forms of cricket after Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for 3.2 kroner during a recent player auction.
The 33-year-old previously played for Knight Riders between 2011 and 2017 and was a key member of the title-winning countries in 2012 and 2014.