Bangladesh Cricket Board has refused to give No Objection Certificate (NOC) to injury-prone Mustafizur Rahman for plying his trade in the upcoming T10 league scheduled to be played in the United Arab Emirates.
The board had granted permissions to Rahman’s senior teammates Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal to play in the tournament but decided against giving the permission to the left-arm seamer who has suffered a spate of injuries in recent times. The tournament, meanwhile, will be played from December 14- 17 with six teams featuring in it. Mustafizur was expected to play for Bengal Tigers against Shakib al Hasan‘s Kerala Kings in the opening game of the tournament.
“We didn’t want to take risk with Mustafizur as there is an important series against Sri Lanka coming up shortly,” Khaled Mahmud, director of Bangladesh Cricket Board, told Cricbuzz.
Mustafizur’s short career so far has been marred by injuries. He had undergone shoulder surgery in August last year, after picking up an injury while playing for Sussex. He recently returned to action after missing the limited-overs series in South Africa due to an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, the latest innovation in the game which will see each side playing for only 10 overs will feature the likes of England skipper Eoin Morgan, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, former India opener Virender Sehwag and several other top names.
The six teams who will fight it out for the trophy are Maratha Arabians, Pakhtoons, Bengal Tigers, Kerala Kings, Punjabi Legends and Colombo Lions.
6 teams. 10 overs. 90 minutes.
The teams are arriving in style, filled with the greatest cricketers, all set to change the dimension of the game.
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“T10 Cricket League is the evolution of the cricket game, from 50 over games down to 10 over games. It is going to be the trendsetter since it is the shortest and the fastest game in the cricket history, each side is only given ten overs. The cricket sport is one of the most popular games in the world, and we believe the cricket supporters are ready to accelerate to this quick and enjoyable 90-minute format,” stated the tournament’s official website.
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