BPL 2024: Shoaib Malik to rejoin Fortune Barishal on Tamim Iqbal’s request

After skipping the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) last week due to commitments in Dubai, Shoaib Malik will rejoin the Fortune Barisal squad on February 2.

The former Pakistan captain will be available for the team’s final match of the Sylhet League against Khulna Tigers on February 3.

According to sources, Shoaib Malik is rejoining the team at the request of Barishal captain Tamim Iqbal. He also spoke to Tamim about his batting number as he played at number 6 in earlier matches. The 41-year-old will now bat at number 4 for Barishal.

BPL 2024: Shoaib Malik to rejoin Fortune Barishal on Tamim Iqbal's request

Shoaib Malik quit the BPL

Remember, several news outlets reported that Shoaib Malik quit the BPL because he was involved in match-fixing while he had referred to three no-balls in an over of a recent BPL match.

But the franchise confirmed that there is no truth to the rumors of the all-rounder being involved in match-fixing.

Fortune Barisal owner Meezanur Rahman confirmed in a video message that Malik quit the BPL due to personal reasons.

Rehman said that reports of Malik’s involvement in match-fixing are false.

shoaib Malik is a good cricketer and his performance for our team was impressive.”

He was supposed to return on January 27 but extended his visit to February 5 due to personal reasons. Barisal also confirmed that they would hire Malik if needed in the future.

On the match-fixing allegations, Shoaib Malik also provided additional details about the matter through his official X, Twitter, account.

“I had a thorough discussion with our captain Tamim Iqbal, and we mutually planned. I had to leave Bangladesh for a pre-committed media engagement in Dubai,” Malik said.

“I want to emphasize the importance of caution when it comes to rumors, especially those that have been circulating recently. I want to make it clear that I strongly deny these baseless rumors.

It is very important to verify the information before believing and spreading it. Lies can damage reputations and create unnecessary confusion.

Let’s prioritize accuracy and credibility to ensure a clear understanding of the facts. Rely on sources. Thank you for your understanding and diligence,” he added.

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