Bangladesh star players Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will not receive a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League, the country’s cricket council chairman Nazmul Hassan said on Monday.
Versatile Shakib and left-arm playmaker Mustafizur play for the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively.
The IPL, which was suspended on May 4 after several cases of COVID-19 inside its bio-bubble, will resume the third week of September (likely September 19) and end the second week of October.
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“It is almost impossible to provide an NOC (for IPL) given our international commitments. I see no chance of giving it to them (NOC). We have the World Cup (T20) coming up and now every game is important , “Nazmul was quoted by” Ekattor TV “, a local Bengali news channel.
Bangladesh have three white ball sets against Australia, New Zealand and England in the same window in which IPL will complete their remaining 31 games.
England and Wales Cricket Board has said it will not allow its players to participate in the IPL. Cricket Australia also said discussions with its players to join the IPL have not yet taken place.