The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has denied Mustafizur Rahman a non-objection certificate (NOC) to play in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
The reason behind BCB refusing to allow the pacer to go-ahead is their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka later in October and November.
It also reported that IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had ascertained in the left arm seamer after two of their pacers pulled out of the tournament.
While Mumbai Indians replaced Lasith Malinga with James Pattinson, the Knight Riders are still looking for Harry Gurney‘s replacement.
“Yes, he [Mustafizur] had an offer from the IPL but we did not give him NOC as we have the Sri Lanka tour coming up,” Akram Khan, the BCB cricket operation chairman, was quoted as saying to Cricbuzz on Friday.
Remained unsold in 2020 auction
Bangladesh is all set to take part in the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka commences from October 24 and on the same point of time IPL will be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 24-year-old with a base price of INR 1 crore remained unsold in the 2019 auction. He last played in the 2018 season for the Mumbai Indians.
Rahman made his IPL debut in 2016 where he represented Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), picked 17 wickets in 16 matches and helped the franchise to win their maiden IPL title.
Meanwhile, Rahman had a tough time in the tour of India, emitted runs at the economy rate of 9.51 in the three matches T20I series in November.