Shakib Al Hasan is scheduled to return to Dhaka on Thursday to stay beside his ailing family who are undergoing medication due to various illnesses following the conclusion of the three-match one-day series against South Africa.
Bangladesh national team director Khaled Mahmud told from South Africa over the phone that the southpaw is all set to leave for Dhaka tomorrow as his family members have been suffering from pneumonia, cardiac arrest, and cancer as well.
‘Yes, Shakib Al Hasan is going back to Dhaka on Thursday as you know several members of his family have been undergoing health hazards.’
Tigers former skipper further added that the 34-year-old might return to South Africa to play in the Test series but it all depends on the ongoing physical condition of his family members.
‘It depends actually if he is returning here to play in the Test series or not.’
‘If his family members are in a better physical state than earlier he will otherwise he won’t.’
The southpaw who was expected to return Dhaka primarily on Monday and to miss out on the third ODI due to his family issue overturned his decision to encounter the series-deciding match despite several of his family members being in hospital due to various illnesses.
Shakib’s two children are suffering from pneumonia and one from fever, his mother, a cardiac patient, is currently undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka while his mother-in-law is a cancer patient.
The Russell Domingo charges are scheduled to play a two-match Test series against the hosts that start on March 31.
The opener two Tests will be played from March 31 to April 4 at Dunedin while the second and final one to be held from April 8 to 12 at Port Elizabeth respectively.
Both of the games are scheduled to start at 5 pm.