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Taskins will not go to IPL to play against Zimbabwe?

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There is uncertainty about the performance of Bangladeshi cricketers in the upcoming IPL. Cricket’s biggest franchise tournament will start on March 24 next year. Zimbabwe will visit Bangladesh soon. Due to that series, Taskin Ahmed may not get permission to play in IPL. The cricket-based website Cricbuzz reported this news.

The IPL auction will be held on December 19. Among the 119 foreign cricketers on the auction list, there are three Bangladeshis. All three are pacers – Mostafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Shariful Islam. Mostafiz’s base price is Rs 2 crore, Taskin and Shariful’s base price is Rs 75 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively.

There are fears that the franchises will show interest in Taskins in the auction. Because Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) does not want to release the cricketers for the entire season of IPL considering the national interest.

IPL will start in the end of March. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will visit Bangladesh to play a two-match Test series, three-match ODI and T20 series in the first week of March. According to FTP, the Lankans were supposed to arrive in the last week of February. But due to Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) there is some change in the schedule.

The Bangladesh tour of the Lankans will end in March. So the Sri Lanka series will not create much problem for Bangladeshi cricketers to play IPL. However, Zimbabwe will come to Bangladesh to play two Tests and a five-match Twenty20 series in April-May. Due to this series, BCB will not give clearance to the players for the entire season of IPL.

In this context, BCB Cricket Operations Chairman Jalal Younus told Cricbuzz on Friday, “If our national team’s schedule conflicts with the IPL, the chances of them (the three cricketers awaiting auction) playing the entire season are very unlikely.”

T20 World Cup will be held in June next year. BCB will take extra precautions in releasing players due to adequate preparation and injuries for the global tournament. Jalal Yunus comments, ‘There is T20 World Cup in June next year. So we have to be extra careful with them. The issue of injury should also be kept in mind here. A decision has to be taken about them after considering everything.’

Note that IPL franchises are more interested in players who can stay with the team for the entire tournament or most of the time. But if BCB does not give no-objection letter for the entire season of IPL, then there is no possibility of Bangladeshi to watch IPL.

Earlier, Lucknow Super Giants contacted Taskin for the 2022 IPL. The Bangladeshi pacer did not play in the IPL due to BCB’s non-objection. Taskin did not play in the last season of the English county as BCB did not give clearance. Taskin was compensated for this.


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