Mustafizur Rahman ready to sacrifice IPL for national duty

A ‘patriotic’ Mustafizur Rahman said on Tuesday he was ready to skip the next Indian Premier League for his national duties and be available for next month’s test run against Sri Lanka if he is chosen in the squad. .

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has allowed its players, including Mustafizur, to participate in the IPL despite the fact that the lucrative T20 league risks clashing with their international assignments.

But the left arm stimulator, which was taken over by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore, decided to prioritize national duty.

“I will do what BCB asks me to do. If they keep me in the test team (for the Sri Lanka tour) then I will play the tests and if they (BCB) don’t keep me in the test they know what to do ”, said Mustafizur to reporters before leaving for New Zealand. .

“My first priority is to play for my country and if I am chosen in the Test series against Sri Lanka, I will play naturally. If I am not selected, BCB will tell me that I am not included. At this point, if I am given NOC to play in the IPL, I will play, but patriotism comes first for me.

The BCB has already given NOC to versatile Shakib Al Hasan, who will be running for Kolkata Knight Riders at the next IPL, and are waiting for Mustafizur to request permission.

The test series in Sri Lanka will be followed by a three-match ODI rubber in May, but the matches are yet to be finalized.

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