Indian Premier League is all set to start and the players are full of enthusiasm and energy to go on the field after a long time. Not only the feel of getting back on the field the rush of emotions to hold the trophy is something that each player craves for. Franchises are making the last moment changes as per the requirements of their teams. There are few players who would not be able to spread their magic on the field due to injuries of personal reasons but this calls for a replacement. This replacement gives a chance to new players to become a part of IPL. One such chance had arisen for Mustafizur Rahman, a part of Bangladesh cricket team. But sadly, Rahman would not be able to play in IPL as Bangladesh Cricket Board is not in this favour. The board has denied the cricketer No Objection Certificate to be a part of IPL.
BCB DENIES NOC TO RAHMAN
Mustafizur Rahman is a shining star of Bangladesh team and his radiance is not hidden from the world. Recently, Rahman became an important name in the 13th edition of IPL. Harry Gurney, a part of Kolkata Knight Riders and talented bowler, would not be able to play in this edition of IPL. It means that KKR is in the need of an outstanding bowler. This requirement called for hunting down a bowler for this season and the search ended on Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh team. KKR wanted to replace Gurney with Rahman but they had to step back as the bowler was denied No Objection Certificate by Bangladesh Cricket Board. The board has taken this decision in favour of the team as the Bangladesh team is scheduled to play a Test series against Sri Lanka in the month of October. If Rahman is given permission to play IPL he would not be available for the Test series where his team would need his bowling expertise.
“There was an offer from the IPL but since we have a tour coming up, we didn't give him the NOC. He is an important cricketer for us and this upcoming series is also important,” said BCB Director Akram Khan while talking to bdnews24.com. We couldn’t agree more with Mr Khan. Looking at the track record that Rahman has carved for himself, one can only get impressed. The bowler had taken 20 wickets during 2019 World Cup and since then has been playing Test cricket. The pacer also has fair experience of playing IPL as he was a part of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018. The bowler was included in paying XI in seven matches in the 2018 edition of IPL and the player did not falter from his usual charisma as he took 7 wickets at the average of 32.85.
It would have been a treat to watch such talent again in the field of IPL but this time the fans would have to wait for October to watch the seamer doing magic with the ball.