Mohammad Ashraful, who was indicted in a corruption case in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), offered support to the banned Shakib Al Hasan, but believes the next 12 months will be a challenging time for the all-rounder.
Twelve months of that ban is a suspended sentence which will come into effect if Shakib Al Hasan fails to comply with ICC's anti-corruption code. And the one-year ban that he has to serve will keep him out of next year's IPL and also the World T20
According to a Samakal report, the ICC has instructed Bangladesh Cricket Board to refrain from using Shakib Al Hasan in the ongoing practice sessions for the India tour due to alleged failure to report an offer from a bookmaker.
Mohammad Saifuddin, who was initially included in Bangladesh's 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series in India, has been ruled out due to insufficient recovery from a recurring back injury.
Ending all speculations, the ongoing feud between the Bangladesh Cricket Board and the cricketers was resolved on Wednesday with the board agreeing to most of the demands that were put up by the players.
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