Shakib to play LPL for the first time in his career


Bangladesh ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is all

set to play the Lankan Premier League (LPL), a Sri Lanka-based franchise T20

tournament for the first time in his career as he was signed up by Galle


The franchise roped him in on a direct contract, according to the report by

the Sri Lankan media.

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be Shakib's

teammate in the Galle Gladiators.

Sans Sri Lankan T20 tournament, Shakib had already appeared almost all

renowned domestic T20 tournaments across the world.

Alongside Shakib, Liton Das and Afif Hossain are the two others players from

Bangladesh to be included in the draft of the tournament last month. A total

of five teams will participate in this season of LPL with the auction on June


Since the teams have the chance to recruit player on direct contract, they

took the opportunity to bolster their strength. Sri Lanka's star all-rounder

Wanindu Hasaranga has been signed by Kandy Falcons while South African batter

David Miller will play for Jaffna Kings. Pakistan captain Babar Azam will

play for Colombo Strikers, according to reports.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha