Shakib Al Hasan was retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were the runners-up in the last edition. @ AFP

Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has been granted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) which gets underway on March 23.

Doubts remained over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) star, who was ruled out of the three-match ODI series and subsequent Tests in New Zealand after sustaining a finger injury during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2019) final. He has been given NOC for IPL, BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed the development to The Daily Star on Thursday. (ALSO READ: ‘Bangladesh will not risk Shakib Al Hasan for New Zealand series’)

Chowdhury also mentioned that due to Bangladesh s upcoming tri-nation series in Ireland which will begin on from May 7, they can opt to call the 31-year old all-rounder for national duty whenever they deem fit. (ALSO READ: Strengthened Sunrisers Hyderabad a real threat)

Shakib was retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were the runners-up in the last edition. SRH will face Kolkata Knight Riders on March 24 in their first match of this IPL.