Shakib Al Hasan returned to the field for Mohammedan Sporting Club on Thursday after serving a three-match ban. The southpaw featured in the group stage match between Mohammedan and Gazi Group Cricketers in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League (DPL). The all-rounder won't take further part in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League as he is set to go back to the United States to spend time with his family.
A source close to the Mohammedan skipper confirmed that Shakib will catch an early morning (4.10 am) flight on Friday and fly back to the US.
Bangladesh are due to leave for Zimbabwe at the end of the month to play an away series. So Shakib had to take permission from the BCB before going back to the US. The all-rounder submitted an official request on Wednesday. Since the BCB gave him the green signal, Mohammedan are not likely to hold him back.
Masuduzzaman, the chairman of Mohammedan's cricket committee, told The Business Standard (TBS), "We had a word with Shakib Al Hasan. He informed us that he wouldn't take part in the Super League matches. We respect his decision as he has been away from his family for a long time. Mohammedan will play the Super League without him."
Shakib hasn't been in good form with the bat, averaging just 15 in eight innings in the DPL. He was dismissed for a duck in two innings in the tournament.