Shakib is currently serving a ban imposed by the ICC due to failing to report corrupt approaches made to him. However, his ban will come to the end in October. The LPL 2020 is scheduled for 14 November to 6 December 2020.
LPL 2020 : No Bangladesh cricketers for LPL, BCB also postpones tour to Sri Lanka
About 150 players was listed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the auction including Chris Gayle, Daren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Colin Munro, Munaf Patel and Ravi Boapara along with Shakib, who was banned by ICC last year in October after he failed to report corrupt approaches on three occasions, will be able to return back to cricket from October 29 as his ban is set to come to an end on October 28.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka boards were forced to postpone a three-match Test series which was scheduled to take place from October 24. As per the regulation of the Sri Lanka government, everyone entering Sri Lanka needs to maintain a 14-day quarantine. BCB had asked their counterparts Sri Lanka Cricket to trim this period to seven days, but Sri Lanka’s government refused it.