The Bangladesh Cricket Board will not be giving any Non-Objection Certificate to the players that want to feature in the remaining games of IPL 2021 in September and October. BCCI announced on Saturday that the tournament will resume in UAE later this year.
BCB’s stance regarding not giving NOC to Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman is in view of their preparation with the Bangladesh national team for the upcoming home series and ICC T20 World Cup in October. Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman featured for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, respective. BCB president Nazmul Hassan justified the board’s strong stance regarding not giving NOC this week.
“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.”
After a recent deliberation in the Special General Meeting held by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it was decided that the remainder of the tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates from September 19. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is expected to host Australia, England, and New Zealand during the time IPL’s second phase is supposed to play out, leaving them unavailable for the Indian tournament.
As reported by CricBuzz, BCB’s cricket operation chairman, Akram Khan, said that they are rather taking a U-turn in their approach of previously giving cricketers NOC to play in various tournaments. Akram Khan also insisted Shakib Al Hasan will also not feature in Caribbean Premier League 2021. Apart from addressing this issue, he also stressed on the importance of the England series – where the ODIs will be a part of the World Cup Super League – it is imperative for the players to train with the team together.
BCB also wants to add a clause to their national contract to have clarity over the availability of the cricketers, which emerged out after Shakib’s decision to opt for IPL over his national team. The clause will be added in the view that “we won’t put pressure on anyone to play for us,” said Hassan.