Shoaib Akhtar to feature in Bangladesh's T20 league

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Dhaka, Apr.8 (ANI): Controversial Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is likely to be seen in action during Bangladesh's T20 league.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said Akhtar would be representing the Cyclones of Chittagong during the T20 league, which is scheduled to commence on April 11.

"It is all but confirmed that Akhtar will join the team before the start of the tournament," The Daily Times quoted Iqbal, as saying.

Akhtar, who has been out of international action for quite some time, was not even included in the list of 30 probables for the upcoming ICC T20 World Championship despite the 34-year old speedster declaring himself fully fit.

Last month, Akhtar took part in three one-day practice games against the Afghanistan national team, which was training in Lahore. He played only as a bowler in the first two games, and in the third game he only turned up to bowl his overs.

Akhtar has even not featured in a five-day match for Pakistan for more than two years, and many cricket followers and scribes around the globe are asking the question "Will we ever see Shoaib Akhtar in a Pakistan shirt again?"

He had earlier said that his international career was not over and stressed that his aim is to win back his place in the Pakistan team.

"My aim and goal is to win back my place in the Pakistan team and I strongly believe that I will be back. You know things change very quickly in Pakistan cricket and I'm confident that my chance will come again," Akhtar had said. (ANI)

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