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Shakib joins Melbourne Renegades to play in Big Bash League

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25th-Dec-2014       
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All rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been signed by Melbourne Renegades for the second half of the Big Bash League season.
Shakib with provide cover for the departing Andre Russell who will join the West Indies ODI squad in South Africa.
Shakib will be available for Renegades' final four matches of the group stage, starting with an away fixture with Hobart Hurricanes on January 7.
"We were looking for someone who could contribute across the board for us and being able to call on the top ranked T20 all-rounder in the world is a terrific boost," Renegades coach Simon Helmot said, adding "He brings plenty of experience and cool head under pressure."
This will be Shakib's second stint at the Big Bash League (BBL), having represented Adelaide Strikers for two matches last season and he comes into the Renegades side as the No.1-ranked all-rounder in T20 cricket, according to ESPN.
Shakib had been suspended for six months in July by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for "serious misbehavior" with the Bangladesh team head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and was refused permission to play in overseas tournaments until December 31, 2015.
However, the BCB recently lifted the restriction on no-objection certificates allowing Shakib to take part in the Big Bash League and other tournaments as well.

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