Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After denying rumours about match fixing claims, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is all set to join Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Barishal Fortune on February 2. The all-rounder had pulled out of the competition a few days back. 

As per reports, Malik will be available for the team’s last game of the Sylhet leg, against Khulna Tigers on February 3.

However, the reason behind Malik leaving the tournament midway was not clear. As per the all-rounder, he had a thorough discussion with the Barsiahal skipper Tamim Iqbal on his future course of action.

Malik had a dismal show with the bat for the franchise in the league so far. Moreover, he came under scanner for bowling three no-balls against Khulna Tigers in one of their league matches in the ongoing season.

Some sections of Bangladesh media even questioned the team owner about BCB’s anti-corruption unit and into Malik’s on-field antics.

Recently, Malik took the internet by storm by announcing his marriage with Pakistani actress Sana Javed. The news came on the back of divorce reports between Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.