Star Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has decided to withdraw from the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, which is currently underway (BPL).
According to media reports, Shaheen wants to finish his rehabilitation in Karachi so that he can compete in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Earlier, it was reported that the left-arm pacer would travel to Dhaka for the final two matches of the eighth edition of the PSL.
The development came after the 22-year-old pacer decided to play franchise cricket for Comilla Victorians in order to gain match fitness.
It should be noted that Shaheen missed an important T20I season last year due to a knee injury sustained during the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle.
However, the left-arm pacer returned to the squad for the T20 World Cup 2022, but aggravated his previous injury in the T20 World Cup final against England.
Shahid Afridi, the interim chief selector, then included him in the national team camp so that he could continue his rehabilitation under the supervision of team management.
The ninth edition of the franchise league began earlier this month, with many cricketing stars taking part.
The Comilla Victorians will defend their title in the seven-team competition, which will be played at three different venues.
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