Cricket

IPL 2021: Bangladesh Cricket Board grants permission to players for playing in tournament

  • Press Trust of India
  • February 20th, 2021
  • 10:56:49 IST

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has allowed its players to participate in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), even though the lucrative T20 league is likely to clash with their international assignments.

The board has decided to give its players No Objection Certificates (NOC) for the cash-rich tournament.

"We will give NOC to Mustafizur (Rahman) if he applies for it. We have given NOC to Shakib (Al Hasan) and it will be the same for Mustafizur," Akram Khan, chairman of BCB's cricket operations told reporters on Friday.

"The board has decided that whoever asks for the NOC, we will give because there is no point in insisting someone who is not willing to play (for the national team)," he said.

Bangladesh are due to play a Test series against Sri Lanka next month followed by a three-match ODI series in May. But the fixtures have not been finalised yet.

Fast bowler Mustafizur was picked by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore while star all-rounder Shakib was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.2 crore.

Mustafizur and Shakib are the only two Bangladesh players in the IPL, which is scheduled to start in the second week of April.

Updated Date: February 20, 2021 10:56:49 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Former India captain and HCA president Mohammed Azharuddin bats for holding IPL matches in Hyderabad
First Cricket News

Former India captain and HCA president Mohammed Azharuddin bats for holding IPL matches in Hyderabad

The BCCI is looking at four to five venues for holding the next edition of the IPL with Mumbai as a single host not looking feasible anymore following a surge in COVID-19 cases in and around the city.

IPL Auction 2021: Adding versatility to bowling attack to covering all bases, what MI and DC spent money on
First Cricket News

IPL Auction 2021: Adding versatility to bowling attack to covering all bases, what MI and DC spent money on

In this piece we will highlight how current defending champions and five-time winner Mumbai Indians (MI) and last year's runner-up Delhi Capitals (DC) went about their business in this player's auction.

Chris Morris says IPL record signing 'came as a very big surprise', natural to have bit of added pressure
First Cricket News

Chris Morris says IPL record signing 'came as a very big surprise', natural to have bit of added pressure

Chirs Morrris was acquired by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 auction for a record-breaking Rs 16.25 crore.