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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has announced that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s no-objection certificates embargo has been lifted.
This means that Al Hasan is now free to play in all domestic Twenty20 tournaments.
Hassan stated that he decided to lift the no-objection certificates embargo after Al Hasan impressed him with his leadership during the recent Test series against Zimbabwe.
“He has no barrier to play abroad. We have lifted the embargo on his NOC,” Hassan said. “It was a unanimous decision on behalf of the BCB’s board of directors.
“We are not against our players. However, there are times when situations demand strict measures. The ban and NOC embargo on Shakib was a message to everyone that we will not compromise with discipline.
“I am glad that the player took the sanctions in the right spirit and showed his character by coming back strongly. I believe the outcome in the context of the Bangladesh team has also been positive and we have definitely seen greater teamwork and camaraderie during the series against Zimbabwe.”