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BCB not to give NOC to Taskin Ahmed for IPL 2022
By SMCS - Mar 21, 2022 10:30 pm
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Bangladesh Cricket Board official, on Monday (March 21), has said that Taskin Ahmed will not receive No-Objection Certificate to feature in the upcoming Indian Premier League, as per the reports in Cricbuzz. Notably, Bangladesh are currently playing against South Africa. However, this came after Lucknow Super Giants contacted Bangladesh Cricket Board in order to sign Taskin for the IPL 2022 after Mark Wood was ruled out from the tournament.

Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants

”Since we have two important series like the ongoing home tour of South Africa and the home series against Sri Lanka, we feel it won’t be right for him to take part in the IPL,” BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus told reporters. ”We have spoken with Taskin and he has understood the whole situation. He informed the franchise that he is not playing the IPL and will be available for the South Africa tour and later will return back home.”

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Meanwhile, BCB officials has said that they are waiting for a call from all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan about his availability during the ongoing series against South Africa, considering he might have to return home to be with his sick family members. Notably, Shakib’s mother Shirin Reza has been admitted to hospital due to heart infection whereas his second daughter Eyzah Al Hasan was hospitalised three days back due to pneumonia. Moreover, his youngest son Errum Hasan is also down with pneumonia.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan

”We are expecting him to be available in the third ODIs unless his family members’ situation turns very critical. This is a crisis for him and he will be allowed to come whenever he wishes because family comes first. ‘We are in constant touch with him,” he again said, adding that there is a possibility of him missing the two-match Test series as well. ”He might miss the Test series if situation is such, but we must remember that he is going through a crisis and we need to back him.”

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Later, Bangladesh’s technical director Khaled Mahmud has confirmed that the veteran all-rounder has turned down the offer of returning home and he will bee there in South Africa to play the third ODI as well. “Shakib turned down the offer of returning home tonight and will play the ODI,” Mahmud told Cricbuzz.

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