Shakib Al Hasan to run for parliamentary elections in his hometown district

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Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to contest parliamentary elections after nomination from ruling party. In line to contest from Magura-1 constituency, polls set for January. Shakib recovering from injury, return to field uncertain. Bangladesh to tour New Zealand for white-ball matches in December without clear status of Shakib’s participation due to political commitments. Cricket and politics overlap in Bangladesh with current and former players entering public life. Rare for active players to venture into politics, but trend seen in other countries as well.

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