File photo of Shoaib Malik© X (formerly Twitter)
Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Shoaib Malik is all set to make his return to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after abruptly leaving amid rumours of ‘match fixing’. According to a report by ESPN Cricinfo, Malik will rejoin his franchise Fortune Barishal on February 2 and will be available for the team’s final game of the Sylhet leg against Khulna Tigers on February 3. Earlier, media reports claimed that Malik was under the scanner for ‘match fixing’ after bowling three no-balls in a single over during the match against Khulna Tigers. However, he officially refuted those rumours with a post on social media.
“I would like to address and dismiss the recent rumors circulating about my playing position with Fortune Barishal. I had a thorough discussion with our captain, Tamim Iqbal, and we mutually planned the way forward. I had to leave Bangladesh for a pre-committed media engagement in Dubai,” he posted.
“I extend my best wishes to Fortune Barishal for their upcoming matches, and if needed, I am available to support them if needs be.”
“I have always found joy in playing the game and will continue to do so.”
“I want to emphasize the importance of exercising caution when it comes to rumors, especially those circulating recently. I want to make it clear that I strongly refute these baseless rumors. It’s crucial for everyone to verify information before believing and spreading it.”
“Falsehoods can harm reputations and create unnecessary confusion. Let’s prioritize accuracy and rely on credible sources to ensure a clear understanding of the facts. Thank you for your understanding and diligence.”
“Thank you for your love & support as always.”
Shoaib Malik has also been in the news recently for his marriage with actor Sana Javed and the subsequent divorce announcement with Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza.
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