“Patriotic” Mustafizur Rahman on Tuesday, he said he was ready to miss the upcoming Indian Premier League for national commitment and be available for next month’s test series against Sri Lanka if elected to the squad.
The Bangladesh Cricket Council (BCB) has allowed its players, including Mustafizur, to take part in IPL despite the fact that the lucrative T20 league is likely to face their international challenges.
But the left-handed pacer, which was accepted by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore, decided to give preference to the national duty.
“I will do what BCB asked me to do. If they keep me on the test team (for the Sri Lanka tour), then I will play tests and if they (BCB) don’t keep me on test, they know what I have to do.” Mustafizur told reporters before leaving for New Zealand.
“My first priority is to play for my country and if I am selected in the test series against Sri Lanka, I will of course play. If I am not selected, BCB will tell me that I am not included. At this point, if I am given a NOC to I play in the IPL, then I will play, but patriotism comes first for me. “
BCB has already given NOC a universal Shakib Al Hasanwho will join the Knight Riders in the upcoming IPL and expects Mustafizur to apply for permission.
The test series in Sri Lanka will be followed by three ODI Rubber matches in May, but the equipment has not yet been finalized.