Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) denied compensation to their fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman after he was denied to take part in the IPL 2020. Rahman was approached by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) to take part in the IPL 2020 but his cricket board denied NOC as they wanted him to participate in Sri Lanka tour.
However, their tour to Sri Lanka which was originally supposed to include three-Test, was postponed as the boards failed to find a common ground for their quarantine mine. This came as a major jolt for the premier Bangladesh fast bowler as he was offered at least INR 1 crore to participate in the IPL 2020.
The cricket board’s cricket operations chairman Akram Khan mentioned that Mustafizur was denied to participate in the PSL due to his injury concerns and they tried to compensate him. But for the IPL, the negotiation was at primary stage, and the board denied him NoC for national interest.
“Because he had injury concerns, we did not allow him to go (PSL) and we tried to compensate him. This time it’s a different matter. He was picked by a team in the PSL while the negotiation was in the preliminary stage (IPL), and it is a fact that no team has picked him. We have not given him NoC for national interest, so there is very little chance of giving him any compensation,” Akram Khan said as quoted by BDcrictime.
Rahman made his debut for Bangladesh in 2015. And he left a mark for the national team with his brilliant batting prowess very early in the game.
He has so far featured in 13 Tests, 58 ODIs and 41 T20Is for Bangladesh as has been a key for the side across formats. His full-length deliveries and knack to swing the ball in to right-handers and away from the left-handers makes him a lethal weapon to have in the side.
Rahman has also shouldered the burden of being the new ball bowler for Bangladesh quite and well. At 24, there is plenty of scope for improvement for him.