Bangladesh news March 5, 2013

BCB yet to clear Shakib, Tamim for IPL


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will take a call on Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal's participation in the Indian Premier League after discussion with the team management as the tournament clashes with Bangladesh's tour to Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe tour commences on April 13 and ends on May 12, while the IPL is scheduled between April 3 and May 26.

Shakib and Tamim, who play for Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors respectively, will have two windows before and after the Zimbabwe tour during which they can play four matches for their franchise. However, the players need a No Objection Certificate from the board to participate in the IPL.

"We are yet to take a decision on it (issuing the NOC)," BCB's acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told ESPNcricinfo. "The board will take a call after speaking to the team management."

The duo were among the Bangladesh players who signed a central contract with the BCB before the Sri Lanka tour after the board president approved of changes to the contract.

Bangladesh will play two Twenty20s on April 13 and April 14 before a three-match ODI series between April 17 and 21. The teams will then play two Test matches in Harare from April 30. The tour was originally scheduled for mid-2012 but was postponed after Zimbabwe Cricket decided to re-lay the pitches in Harare and Bulawayo.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • salman2510 on March 7, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Its not about who is good and who is bad in comparison, its about who thinks would fit a certain team. For example, Sakib brings the balance and stability to KKR, Watson brings the explosive start for RR and Bravo brings being Mr Go To for CSK. In my personal view, i think a player should give priority to its respected national team instead of other competitions such as IPL, BPL, SLPL & BBL because at the end of the day, its the national team which give him the recognition and exposure !! Doing good in the international tours will automatically give you a place in the above mentioned leagues to get financial gains.

  • Ebrahim56 on March 7, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    Nabi can never be compared with Shakib. Even there is no any player in India who can be compared with him.

  • dummy4fb on March 7, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    Bangladeshi players shouldn't play IPL. Because, the Indian players do not play BPL.

  • dummy4fb on March 7, 2013, 3:54 GMT

    @ raj0606 You said that:

    "but it appears to me that SL would easily beat BD in all three formats.... "

    I will see.

  • siponus2007 on March 7, 2013, 1:54 GMT

    kkr can never become champion without sakib period

  • Captainman on March 6, 2013, 23:34 GMT

    @raj0606 - Mate players like Morris and Maxwell have got huge prices but for doing what? did they score 2 back to back 100s against England in England? no but Tamim did so really its not about whether he's not good enough or something wake up!

  • AzAb12754 on March 6, 2013, 20:32 GMT

    @raj0606: Big deal what you think of Tamim, he already scored a 150 in test and more than half a dozen 50s against your 'amazing' bowling attack.

  • huffpost on March 6, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    @roketman..I was responding to "insidehedge" when I said Indian fans dont even know who TAmim is... Anyway the fact is IPL is here to stay and we enjoy it a lot seeing only the Worlds best players play. All the world's best players love to play IPL and they have a great time playing here and we have a great time watching them. where else apart from the world cup do you get to watch all the best players in the world on one stage....Even BD players tried hard to play in the IPL ..thats why they included their names for consideration in the auction list... Ultimately they couldnt even make it to auction list because they were not good enough...Even Tamim is on record saying that he would love to play in the IPL.... SO the bottom line is BD players need to raise their game in order to get noticed and get a chance to play in IPL. A good starting point is the SL tour ..but it appears to me that SL would easily beat BD in all three formats....

  • Warm_Coffee on March 6, 2013, 18:48 GMT

    @raj0606: So? China, USA, Most of Europe, Most of Africa, South America etc don't even know who Sachin is. But more people know Tamim than you :P

  • Warm_Coffee on March 6, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    Elhamm Waak: No offence mate but we don't really care about your players and don't care what you think of ours. Fact is Nabi can only dream coming anywhere near close to Shakib :P

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