BCB not worried about Shakib’s fitness

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is not worried about the fitness of Shakib Al Hasan even though he would have to attend the fitness test to prove that he is in good shape to play a competitive tournament like Bangabandhu T20 Cup, reports BSS.

As the ICC-imposed ban is being lifted, Shakib is set to return to the cricket with the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, which is likely to start on November 21 or 22.

Shakib and 112 other cricketers have been asked to report for fitness test which will be conducted over two days—on November 9 and 10. The mandatory test is being conducted to determine the fitness levels of players who are expected to be in the draft for the forthcoming T20 tournament.

“I don’t think the fitness test will be a problem for him, considering the level he belongs to,” BCB Cricket Operations Chairman Akram Khan said. “But there is a standard of the fitness and everyone should continue that standard. He has just returned from the USA and was not in cricket for the last one year. We do believe, if he gets some time, he will get back to his previous position. So we are not worried for him.”


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