The Kolkata Knight Riders have bad news. Due to personal and international obligations, Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has allegedly withdrawn from the Kolkata Knight Riders team’s participation in the Indian Premier League 2023. Prior to this, Shakib and Litton Das were unable to participate in the Indian Premier League since they did not have the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s NOC. The lone Test match against Ireland will now include Shakib. Shakib won’t play for the Kolkata teams in IPL 2023, according to claims from Bangladeshi media.
Due to his participation in the national team’s series against Ireland, Shakib Al Hasan was initially expected to miss a significant amount of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Moreover, Shakib’s IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, anticipated that he would miss the opening few games of the season owing to the Ireland series. The top all-rounder will not play in the current campaign, further compounding the Kolkata Knight Riders’ woes Shakib Al Hasan who became an expert in the shortest format of the game because of his explosive hitting technique and a wide variety of strokes. He played at the top level and became a vital element of several T20 Leagues throughout the world. With the Kolkata franchise, where he won championships in 2012 and 2014, he has even seen success. With both the franchise teams and Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan bats in the middle order. He may score freely and boost the ante whenever he wants to. He has inventive spin bowling variations, and his all-around skills make him an asset for any team.
Shakib will be a member of the side that travels to England to play Ireland in a three-match ODI series after the lone Test match. The nine to fourteen days of May will mark the start of the ODI series versus Ireland. The teams will participate in a practice match before that, which is scheduled for May 5th. Shakib’s attempt to wear the purple jersey for the Knights once the series is over would be fruitless because the IPL will end on May 28. After serving a one-year suspension, he started playing for his country’s team again near the end of 2020. He was then selected for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup team. He was selected for the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year at the beginning of 2022, and he was then designated the captain for the Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s World Cup. Shakib was re-signed by the Kolkata franchise for the Indian T20 League in 2023 after missing out on the league in 2022.
According to an inside source, the franchise advised choosing another foreign player to cover Shakib’s position in order to handle his extended absence. Shakib could have proclaimed his availability for the IPL during the national team’s games under the provisions of the contract, leaving KKR with little choice but to abide by his preferences.
According to reports, Shakib has agreed to the terms and will not compete in the competition. But, the athlete hasn’t released a formal comment about it. Also, according to reports, Litton Das was offered the same contract by KKR but declined it. Litton Das is interested in playing for the KKR squad in the IPL after completing his national team obligations. According to reports, BCB granted both players a dual NOC. Players are eligible to participate in the IPL after playing for the national team.