Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman during IPL 2021
Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman during IPL 2021 (Photo- KKR)

The Bangladesh cricketers Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib AL Hasan are likely to get NOC to take part in the remaining part of IPL 2021 and this will be great news to the IPL fans. Mustafizur had a good season for Rajasthan Royals until the IPL was suspended while Shakib AL Hasan just played the off games and had to wait for his opportunity in the strong Kolkata Knight Riders squad.

Both players will play an important part in the T20 Worldcup for their nation and hence, it was stated earlier that both the players might not be available for the rest of IPL with the big tournament preparations. Now, with the postponement of the limited-overs series against England to March, Bangladesh will have ample time to prepare. This has opened a possibility for the Bangladesh cricketers to play the remaining IPL 2021.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Bangladesh Cricket Board Ready to Give NOC

Bangladesh Cricket Board Chairman Akram Khan has stated that they won’t refuse to give NOC to the two players if there isn’t any international commitment. He added that he hasn’t received any official letter related to the international commitment and is likely to take a decision according to it. Shakib and Mustafizur are currently in the Bangladesh squad for the five-match home T20I series against Australia.

”Yes, if they apply and if we don’t have any international commitment they can go and take part in IPL. We are yet to receive any official letter from them in this regard and if we get that, board will take a decision,” BCB Chairman Akram Khan stated.

Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) operations chairman Akram Khan (Photo-Getty)
Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) operations chairman Akram Khan (Photo-Getty)

Bangladesh Pull Off A Stunning Victory In The First T20I Against Australia

Nasum Ahmed starred for Bangladesh with four wickets for just 19 runs and helped them defend one of the modest scores of 131. It was a spinning track, and the home team used their spin dominant bowling attack to their advantage rolling up the men in yellow for just 108. This is Australia’s fifth defeat in the last six T20I games as they were coming off a 1-4 series loss to West Indies.

Nasum Ahmed[photo: Twitter]
Bangladesh has taken an early lead of 1-0 in the T20I series and Australia will look to put up some better performances.