Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan has barred cricketers from taking part in the IPL during international series. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are the only Bangladesh cricketers connected with the league, and have not asked for NOCs yet.
Bangladesh’s Zimbabwe tour starts on April 13 and ends on May 12, while the IPL is timetabled between April 3 and May 26. Shakib plays for KKR and Tamim for Pune Warriors and the BCB decision means the pair will be allowed to play in only 4 IPL games.
“We haven’t been requested to provide any NOC yet. I was asked if they can go to the IPL instead of the Zimbabwe tour, but I told them that they wouldn’t be able to. I know for sure that even in my capacity, I cannot let them go,” Nazmul said.