Shakib Al Hasan Set For September Return

Shakib Al Hasan in action
Bangladesh fans can expect to see Shakib Al Hasan back in action later this year
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reduced the length of a ban imposed on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and he will be allowed to play again in September.

In July, Shakib was handed a six-month suspension and banned from playing cricket overseas for 18 months for breaching the BCB Code of Conduct.

"It was decided in the Board of Directors meeting today that @moina2 will be eligible to play from 15 Sept 2014," the BCB tweeted.

Shakib has played 34 Tests, 136 One-Day Internationals and 35 Twenty20 Internationals for his country, captaining them in two spells between 2009 and 2011.

The terms of his ban meant he was unable to play in the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League for the Barbados Tridents and was not considered for selection by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the Champions League T20, where they play their first match on 17th September.

However, after missing the ongoing tour of the West Indies, he will be available for selection when Zimbabwe tour Bangladesh for three Tests and five ODIs in October.

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