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BPL 2024 – Shoaib Malik leaves Fortune Barishal abruptly after simply three video games


Shoaib Malik has left the BPL abruptly after taking part in simply three video games for his crew Fortune Barishal.

In a dialog with Sports activities 24, the Fortune Barishal proprietor, Mizanur Rahman, mentioned that Malik’s contract was “until February 14”, by when the crew would have performed 9 of their 12 league video games. “He left after the third recreation, and instructed me that he desires to come back again on February 6. We’ve [next] three video games in Sylhet, so I instructed him that it will not work for us,” Mizanur mentioned in that chat. “I feel he went to fulfill his household in Dubai.”

Mizanur, nevertheless, denied having mentioned this to the channel. “We’ve not spoken to anybody within the media,” he mentioned in a video message on the franchise’s Fb web page. “Shoaib Malik is an efficient participant. He gave his 100% to our crew. He tried his stage finest. We’ve not complained about him to anybody. Allow us to not discuss it and make it a giant deal. We’ve misplaced two matches, so we must always consider the following matches.”

ESPNcricinfo has discovered that Malik was sad batting down the order. He batted at No. 6 in his three outings and scored 7, 5* and 17*. He bowled one over in every of the primary two video games however did not get to bowl within the third.

There was a storm round Malik on social media through the second recreation, in opposition to Khulna Tigers in Mirpur on January 22. Bowling the fourth over of the innings, he overstepped 3 times and leaked 18 runs as Fortune Barishal didn’t defend 187.

When requested by Sports activities 24 about unconfirmed stories that BCB’s anti-corruption unit was wanting into Malik’s no-balls, Mizanur mentioned, “They need to [do it]. That may be good. An offspinner bowling three no-balls in an over is de facto absurd. That is the place we misplaced that match.”

Malik is the one spinner to overstep 3 times in an over in males’s T20s (the place knowledge is offered with ESPNcricinfo). Solely Miguel Cummins bowled extra front-foot no-balls in an over, when he overstepped 5 occasions in a CPL 2014 match.

Ibrahim Zadran additionally left the Fortune Barishal squad on Thursday, however that is due to his worldwide commitments. Ahmed Shehzad and Akif Javed are anticipated to affix the crew on Friday.

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