Bangladesh board chief Nazmul Hassan said players will have to specify which formats they will be available for under a new clause in their contracts following Shakib Al Hasan’s decision to skip a home Test series to play in the Indian Premier League.

Kolkata Knight Riders bought all-rounder Shakib for 32 million Indian rupees ($441,940) on Thursday for this year’s IPL, which is set to begin in mid-April.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reluctantly allowed the 33-year-old to miss a two-Test series against Sri Lanka the same month but moving forward wants clarity from its contracted players on their availability for the national teams.

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“We will enter into a new contact with the players,” BCB President Hassan told local media.

“It will be mentioned clearly who wants to play which format. If they have any other engagement,…

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