Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently serving a one-year ban for failing to report multiple corrupt approaches from a listed bookie, was denied permission to play in an exhibition match in Australia.
The match will be organized by the Australia Bangladesh Association of Sports and Education (ABASE) on the 28th of this month.
The event titled "Independence Day Cricket Festival" will be held in Melbourne.
Shakib, who is barred from taking part in any ICC recognized event or match, earlier sent a video message to the ABASE official Facebook page, declaring his availability for the match.
"Hope everyone one of you is doing well. I will come to Melbourne to take part in the Independence Day Cricket Festival as invited by the Australia Bangladesh Association of Sports and Education (ABASE). Hope to see you all there." Shakib said in the video clip.
However, President of ABASE confirmed that Shakib cannot play this match due to his ban. The match will be held at the Thornton Ground in Melbourne. To play in the match at the venue, Shakib needs clearance from Cricket Australia.
The governing body of Australian Cricket denied him permission to take part in the match. But, he can be at the venue as a spectator.
Former Bangladesh cricketers Al Shahriar and Mahbubur Rahman is set to appear in the exhibition match, which will be played between two teams made entirely off Bangladeshi expatriates living in Melbourne and Sydney.