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Shakib Al Hasan seeks six-month break from Tests

ANI  |  Dhaka [Bangladesh] 

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has sought a six-month break from Test cricket from the Cricket Board (BCB), in a bid to manage his workload.

Shakib has already submitted a letter to the BCB asking for a sabbatical and the board is now expected to discuss the same ahead of the announcement of the Test squad for tour to

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.

are slated to play four Tests, two each against and Sri Lanka, over the next six months.

They will also play three ODIs and two T20s, during their tour, while there are also a number of limited-overs matches scheduled against Sri Lanka.

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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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 11:28 IST