All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has sought a six-month break from Test cricket from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), in a bid to manage his workload.
Confirming the news, Jalal Yunus, BCB's media committee chairman, said, "Shakib has submitted a letter to the BCB asking for a six-month break from Test cricket."
According to ESPNcricinfo, the BCB has taken Shakib's request seriously and is considering him giving a shortened break in the player's bid to prolong his international career.
Shakib, who has kept himself available for the limited-overs series, has been Bangladesh's most consistent performer in the last 10 years.
He has also become a regular member in the franchise-based T20 leagues since 2011 and is currently the No. 1 ranked all-rounder across all the three formats.
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