Private leagues are of huge importance in a player’s career trajectory. Not only do they bring truckloads of money for the player, but they also provide great opportunities for these players to compete with the best players in the world.
However, the intervention of governing bodies is not unheard of in such cases. There have been many instances where governing bodies have stopped players from participating in leagues, in favor of playing for the national team.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has refused to give No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to pacer Mustafizur Rahman after he was approached by IPL franchises. Keeping given the national side’s scheduled tour of Sri Lanka beginning next month, according to reports.
The left-arm pacer was approached by Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming season in the UAE, both of whom had one of their pacers withdrawn from the squad, a report states.
However, BCB refused the NOC since Bangladesh are set to tour Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series scheduled to start on October 24, at a time when IPL will be played in the UAE.
The BCB had allowed Rahman to register for the IPL auction last year but he went unsold. The BCB is planning a week-long residential camp later this month ahead of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Rahman is expected to be a part of the camp.
“Yes, he (Mustafizur) had an offer from the IPL but we did not give him NOC as we have the Sri Lanka tour coming up,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan states.