The cricketing fraternity was in shock when Bangladesh's Test and T20I captain, Shakib Al Hasan, was banned for two years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his failure to report an approach by a bookie.
While Shakib will be out of action for a year at least, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has lent her support to the all-rounder.
BCB open to working with Shakib after his ban ends
Meanwhile, following the ban, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hoped that Shakib would make his return as a 'better and wiser cricketer', besides serving Bangladesh cricket for many more years.
"During the suspension, the BCB will continue to support his efforts at returning to cricket. The BCB respects the ICC's decision and shares similar sentiments against corruption in cricket," said BCB in a statement.