Mustafizur Rahman will get the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), a BCB official confirmed yesterday. The board sent the list of eight Bangladeshi players who have shown interest for the auction of the cash-rich T20 tournament to the BCCI on Tuesday.
Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has been featuring in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders for the past seven years but played only one match last season, has been released for this edition and he will also be available in the players' auction scheduled to take place on January 28 and 29.
Mustafizur was denied the NOC for the Pakistan Super League in February last year as he was recovering from injury but the board opted to grant the NOC for the IPL to Mustafizur, who played the previous two seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The other six Bangladesh players are Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman and Abul Hasan. The 11th edition of the IPL is scheduled to start from April 4.