IPL 2021 | Kagiso Rabada says ‘nation comes first’, Shakib Al Hasan to skip Sri Lanka Checks to play for KKR

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Kagiso Rabada and Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan has been allowed to skip the upcoming Check sequence towards Sri Lanka to be obtainable for your complete season of the Indian Premier League 2021. Shakib was purchased again by his former franchise Kolkata Knight Riders for INR three.2 crore within the IPL 2021 public sale.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s cricket operation chairman Akram Khan confirmed that the BCB has given Shakib permission to skip the Check sequence. He, nonetheless, can be obtainable to play within the three-match ODI sequence earlier than each the Checks. 

Shakib was part of KKR’s title-winning campaigns in 2012 and 2014. He missed the final season due to his yr ban for not reporting corrupt approaches of the bookies. 

“He (Shakib) had lately given us a letter [asking] to skip the Check sequence towards Sri Lanka as he wished to participate within the IPL,” Akram informed Cricbuzz. “Now we have given him the permission as there is no such thing as a level pushing somebody who is just not to play (Check for the nationwide crew),” he stated.

Kagiso Rabada, however, has opted to play for his nation and skip every week of this yr’s IPL, as reported by iol.co.za. South Africa are scheduled to play 4 T20Is and three ODIs towards Pakistan from April 2 to April 16, and this yr’s IPL version is reportedly scheduled to begin from April 11. 

“Nation comes first and I’ll miss every week of the IPL if the Pakistan sequence is scheduled on the identical time the IPL begins. Delhi has been my residence in India, however nationwide responsibility is a precedence,” Rabada, who is part of Delhi Capitals camp, stated.

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