Mustafizur Rahman denied NOC by BCB after being approached by IPL franchises: Report


Dhaka, September 5

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has refused to provide No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to pacer Mustafizur Rahman after he was approached by IPL franchises, in view of the nationwide aspect’s scheduled tour of Sri Lanka starting subsequent month, in response to stories.

The left-arm pacer was approached by Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming season within the UAE, each of whom had one in all their pacers withdrawn from the squad, a report in cricbuzz.com stated.

While Mumbai Indians changed Lasith Malinga with James Pattinson, KKR are but to discover a substitute for Harry Gurney.

However, BCB refused the NOC since Bangladesh are set to tour Sri Lanka for a three-match Test collection scheduled to start out on October 24, at a time when IPL will probably be performed within the UAE.

“Yes, he (Mustafizur) had an offer from the IPL but we did not give him NOC as we have the Sri Lanka tour coming up,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan was quoted as saying by cricbuzz.

The 24-year-old Rahman, nonetheless, has not been in Bangladesh’s Test plans since March 2019. He took 20 wickets within the 2019 World Cup, after which he has solely performed ODIs and T20Is for Bangladesh. In 13 Tests since 2015, Rahman has picked 28 wickets.

He final performed within the IPL in 2018, turning out for Mumbai Indians. In seven matches that season, he took seven wickets at a median of 32.85 and an financial system price of 8.36.

He had returned from his stint in 2018 IPL with an harm, after which BCB president Nazmul Hassan had stated he gained’t be allowed any extra NOCs to take part in abroad leagues.

Rahman had rather more success with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and 2017 IPL editions. In 17 matches for SRH general, he collected 17 wickets at 26.16 and an financial system price of seven.14.

The BCB had allowed Rahman to register for the IPL public sale final 12 months however he went unsold.

The BCB is planning a week-long residential camp later this month forward of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Rahman is predicted to be part of the camp. PTI



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