Below is the much talked about letter that Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan wrote to Bangladesh Cricket Board, requesting permission to take part in the IPL 2021, instead of turning out for Bangladesh in two Test matches in Sri Lanka, which will clash with the IPL T20
Bangladesh Cricket Board
Subject: Requesting for permission to take part in IPL 2021.
With due respect I, Shakib al Hasan, would like to state that we are scheduled to play T20 World Cup in India on the month of October 2021. This is a very important tournament for us. I believe taking part in the upcoming IPL will give me the best opportunity to prepare for this prestigious tournament. I understand that Bcb is planning to organise a tour in Sri Lanka at the same time when the IPL will take place.
In this circumstance, I would request you to allow me to participate in upcoming IPL and give me the best opportunity to prepare for the T20 World Cup.
Shakib al Hasan