BCB still hopeful of Shakib playing in Asia Cup

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DHAKA, Aug 18, 2018 (BSS)- Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB’s) chief selector
Minhajul Abedin on Saturday said they are still hopeful about injured all-
rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s preparation in the training camp ahead of the Asia
Cup.

The camp is scheduled to begin from August 27.

The star all-rounder Shakib, who earlier said he may go under surgery
before the Asia Cup, was named in the 31-man preliminary squad for the
tournament scheduled to be held between September 15 to 28 in UAE.

Talking to the reporters today at Mirpur, Minhajul said they don’t have any
update of Shakib’s surgery yet and as such they have not thought of Shakib’s
replacement.

He said they would start thinking about Shakib’s matter as soon as they
receive update regarding his surgery but he hoped that Shakib would be able
to join the camp.

After arriving in West Indies a few days ago Shakib indicated that he may
skip the upcoming Asia Cup in order to get his injured finger operated.

Shakib sustained the injury during the tri- nation series final against Sri
Lanka in January and was forced to leave the field midway, and could not play
in the final.

The all-rounder also missed the following two-match Test series and two
T20Is against Lankan before joining the squad halfway through the Nidahas
Trophy held in March in Sri Lanka.

 

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