Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan stayed at his residence at Banani after he had returned from the USA. He underwent Covid-19 screening the day after his return to Bangladesh. The results came out on Friday, suggesting that the southpaw tested negative for Covid-19. He travelled to the BKSP right away and is supposed to start training from Saturday afternoon.
Shakib cannot use any kind of facilities provided by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as per ICC's instructions. That's why the all-rounder decided to prepare himself for his return individually at BKSP. Ahead of the Sri Lanka tour, Shakib is set to train there for about five weeks.
The veteran cricketer can use all the facilities at BKSP including the athletics track and swimming pool. The 33-year old will start with fitness training. He can take help from the coaches there and seek help from the psychologist if needed.
Ahead of his return to international cricket, the left-handed all-rounder will be assisted at BKSP by his childhood coaches Nazmul Abedin Faheem and Mohammad Salahuddin to fine-tune his skills.
Bangladesh are scheduled to play a three-match Test series as part of World Test Championship. Shakib's suspension will be over by the beginning of the second Test match and according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan, the all-rounder will return as soon as his suspension is over.