Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das are included in Bangladesh’s Test squad for the one-off Test against Ireland, which is scheduled to begin on April 4, in Dhaka. The duo will join their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) only after the Test ends. Earlier, there were speculations that the cricketers will join their respective IPL teams on April 3, after receiving a NOC (No objection certificate) from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
The BCB president, Nazmul Hassan, stated that the IPL franchises were aware of the departure dates of the Bangladeshi players. He also stated that the board’s decision has remained unchanged.
“We will let them (the Bangladesh players) go to the IPL in accordance with what we informed the tournament about their availability. We haven’t changed our decision,” Nazmul Hassan told ESPN Cricinfo.
Zakir included in Bangladesh’s one-off Test against Ireland
Bangladesh squad for Ireland Test: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Litton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy.