Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hassan said that there is no possibility of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to play in the remainder of IPL 2021. Hassan declared that the board will deny the no-objection certificate to Shakib, who represents the Kolkata Knight Riders.
He stated that given the jam-packed domestic schedule of the Bangladesh players ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup, it is not possible for Shakib to get No-Objection Certificate (NoC).
“It is almost impossible to provide NOC (for IPL) considering our international commitments. I don’t see any chance of giving it (NOC) to them. We have the (T20) world cup coming up and now every match is important,” Hassan told Ekkator TV, a local news channel in Bangladesh.
According to the BCB president, the same holds for Mustafizur Rahman, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. Resultantly, both the players are likely to miss the entirety of the remaining matches of IPL 2021, set to be held in the UAE.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed earlier that it would host the remaining games of IPL in UAE during the September-October window. The BCCI had said that it will talk to the boards of Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to allow its players to play the remainder of IPL.
BCCI had to call off the tournament in the first week of May after several players in the IPL bio-bubble tested positive for COVID-19. After finally setting a date for conducting the tournament, BCCi s negotiating with the cricket boards of the overseas IPL-bound players. Out of them, England has refused to make their players available for the tournament. Australia is yet to discuss the matter and give a final word, while BCCI is negotiating with West Indies to give clearance to their players.
Bangladesh’s international commitments this year include series against Australia, England, and New Zealand. Owing to this, the board is likely to deny NoC to Shakib for the Caribbean Premier League 2021, which is set to start on August 28 and will run till September 19. Shakib was roped in by Jamaica Tallawahs.