Star Bangladesh players Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will not receive a Certificate of Objection (NOC) for participation in the other matches of the Indian Premier League, said on Monday the president of the cricket board in the country Nazmul Hassan
Universal Shakib and left-hander Mustafizur play for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively.
The IPL, which was stopped on May 4 after numerous cases of COVID-19 in its bio-bubble, will resume in the third week of September (probably September 19) and end in the second week of October.
“It is almost impossible to provide a NOC (for IPL) given our international commitments. I see no chance of giving it to them (NOC). A (T20) World Cup is coming up and now every match is important,” Nazmul was quoted as saying by Ekattor TV, a local Bengali news channel.
Bangladesh have three series of white balls against Australia, New Zealand and England, lined up during the same window in which the IPL will end its remaining 31 games.
The England and Wales cricket state has said it will not allow its players to participate in the IPL. Cricket Australia also said that discussions with their players to rejoin the IPL have not taken place at this time.