Shakib had played in PSL in the last three seasons. In the last season he played for PeshwarZalmi after his BPL team Fortune Barishal were eliminated from the Eliminator game. Shakib will play in Rangpur Riders this year. -Agencies
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan wasplaced in Platinum category, the highest category for the Pakistan SuperLeague (PSL) draft which is scheduled to be held on December 14.
The tournament will be held from February 13 to March 3, next year, accordingto the Pakistan media.
A total of 493 foreign players were put in six categories for the draft,amongst which 28 players are from Bangladesh. But Shakib is the onlyBangladeshi player to be put in Platinum category with base price of US$ 1.30lakh (1.50 crore BDT approximately).
The likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy HasanMiraz and Taskin Ahmed were placed in Diamond category with base price of US$60,000 (BDT 66 lakh approximately). But the names of other Bangladeshiplayers who are placed in Gold, Silver, Emerging and Supplementary categorywere not published.
Shakib had played in PSL in the last three seasons. In the last season heplayed for PeshwarZalmi after his BPL team Fortune Barishal were eliminatedfrom the Eliminator game. Shakib will play in Rangpur Riders this year.
Like the previous years, the PSL will coincide with BPL too as Bangladesh'sT20 league is running till February 19. It means Shakib would miss the fewmatches of PSL initially as his BPL team Rangpur move into the playoffs.
Shakib is expected to be fit ahead of the BPL, recovering from his fingerinjury, sustained during the World Cup.
But as he got the nomination from Magura-1 constituency from ruling partyAwami League for the upcoming 12th parliamentary election, it is to see whenhe returns to the cricket.The BPL is set to start after the election, according to the BPL governingbody. After BPL, Bangladesh will play a two-match Test series against SriLanka at home. Since the series is the part of World Test Championship,Shakib is expected to play. So his participation in PSL may be delayed.