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Shakib looks for NOC to play in Big Bash
Becomes second in ODI all-rounder ranking
Published : Monday, 22 December, 2014,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 52
Sports Reporter
Shakib Al Hasan is likely to fly Australia in the first week of January to play in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League after getting no objection certificate (NOC) from BCB.
Meanwhile, Shakib lift to second position with the rating point of 403 in the ICC ODI all-rounder ranking published on Sunday.
The all-rounder visited Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) headquarters recently in Mirpur to have a discussion regarding his no objection certificate (NOC), but anyone didn't disclose his chosen team's name to the media.
Shakib Al Hasan confirmed a team to play for in the KFC T20 Big Bash League in Australia, but he didn't disclose the team's name yet.
Last time, Shakib played in the Adelaide Strikers. This time according to sources he likely to play for Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing Big Bash Twenty20 League 2014-15. However, nothing has been confirmed yet by the player himself or the team.
BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed, "Shakib's no objection certificate (NOC) is processing. We discussing with the head coach. Due to Super-six round of Dhaka Premiere League he cannot participate now in the Big Bash. First week of December he will go to take part in the remaining matches."
"If everything goes according to plan then Shakib will join the national team in Australia. The Bangladesh team is scheduled to go Australia on January 24 next year, well before the start of the ICC World Cup in February," he added.
Shakib said to the media recently, "I am participating in the league. The team is confirmed but I am yet to sign with them. God blessing, everyone will hear something positive within one or two days. I don't want to inform anyone without confirming the team first."
"It will be a great experience for me ahead of the World Cup. The team is scheduled to travel two weeks before the event. If I can go there four weeks before the tournament, it will help me a lot. I am hopeful it will be a good experience," Shakib told.

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