Bangladesh news March 5, 2013

BCB yet to clear Shakib, Tamim for IPL

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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.

  • on March 7, 2013, 5:53 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • on March 7, 2013, 5:53 GMT

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

  • 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

  • TheRisingTeam on March 6, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    Elhaam:- Okay bro! anything that makes you happy I respect that, Nabi is the best cheers! :)

  • on March 6, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    @the rising ur so funny to,ur giving me the figuers ,and u have to see shakib was open the game or 2nd down but nabi was always 7th down or sixth was just few overs lift to score ,still he took lot of matches from oposation ,also in bowling some crucial matches he won for sylhet

  • on March 6, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    @the rising and WARM, if u guys think i have some thing personal with shakib its wrong, so dont take it personaly, nabi is better player that would be proove in future he is still new in internation and has no platfrom ,just bpl was really good for them and soon or later ,u will see him, and check it next year bpl also he will be amongs expensive players, and he will deliver more, by time. nabi is trhe best

  • BD_CricFan on March 6, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    This even shouldn't be up for debate! National team duty comes first and foremost... it is playing for the national team made them who they're today. Besides both players could use some rest. BCB needs to better manage how players are used to avoid injuries (i.e. Mashrafe).

  • Warm_Coffee on March 6, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    @Elhaam: Mate let's not get carried away, we know Nabi is a good spin bowler nothing else. You comparing Nabi to Shakib is like comparing India's Jadeja to Shakib check the stats especially the last 3 years :P

  • TheRisingTeam on March 6, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    @Elhaam Waak Waak:- Excuse me but last season IPL, Shakib won 2 man of the match awards so that says something no need to lie all the time mate :P

  • on March 6, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    shakib did nothing for kkr, i hope he play for national team, and instaed they take mohammad nabi ,nabi is really good all rounder, i hope so

  • on March 6, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    @the rising, but llok at the matches nabi came just in the middle of the serios and shakib was palying from long there, and still nabi is the best, leavbe the bpl look at the IPL what shakib done yet nothing he is just zero compair shakib in ipl with nay other member of the team ,kkr should say bye ti shakib ,so please check the batting and bowling of shakib in ipl, then u can compair it with nabi

  • r0ketman on March 6, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    @raj0606: IPL is important only to Indian fans, and no one else. The players care about IPL because of only money, there is no prestige or honor involved here. Even after spending ungodly amount of money, IPL teams fail miserably when stacked againt teams from other nations, they lose to teams who do not have 1/10th the money that the IPL teams have. So I suggest you wake up and smell the coffee, IPL has overpaid cricketers who fail miserably on the world stage. No one other than the players (becauae of money) and Indian fans (They feel good about something right?) Care about the IPL. The rest of the world could care less.

  • British_North_America on March 6, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    Well Tamim only gets 50000 in IPL.He earns more in BPL.So, at least he should play for national team.

  • TheRisingTeam on March 6, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    @Elhaam Waak Waak - Funny! lets compare the BPL stats of the two. Nabi 14 matches 145 runs average 16.11, strike rate 102.11, with a high score of 43 which is way below par for T20 standard whereas in comparison with Shakib, 12 matches 2 LESS than Nabi and still scored 329 runs averaging 32.90 double that of 'better' all-rounder Nabi strike rate staggering 164.50 with high score 59* so batting wise the number is clearly in by a long distance Shakib favour.

    Bowling Nabi has 18 wickets averaging 19 economy 7 in 14 matches whereas Shakib 15 wickets averaging 19 economy 6 in just 12 matches. Overall based on these stats of BPL 2, its clear who is 'better' :P

  • The_Ashes on March 6, 2013, 12:05 GMT

    IPL is unimportant, if its not clashing with International assignment then the board can't object. Let's not be like a billion India and Bangladesh focus on developing their Cricket. They already play in BPL and other leagues anyway.

  • on March 6, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    I am Indian and still support Shakib and Tamim on going for National duty.But I love IPL and people who are saying IPL is just money making doesn't know the value of it.It gives an opportunity for local Indian players play with foreign players and it even gives chance for foriegn players to share dressing room and play with great Indian players like Coulter Nile got an opportunity to play with Sachin in MI,Kevon Cooper can play with Dravid inRR,Morris can play with Dhoni in CSK etc.Afteralll,it also helps in increasing sportsmanspirit and help players from different countries to play together

  • Third_Gear on March 6, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    Elhaam Waak Waak@ Ya I always used to think why BPL franchises do not hire Mohammad Nabi instead Shahid Afridi, Nabi is more useful than afridi no doubt but this ohammad Nabi while Afridi was just crying to play.

  • visionbangladesh1 on March 6, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    india has lots of other international players to play with. I do not think Shakib and Tamim is super needed there. Tamim is already playing in NZ and Shakib in UK. I think they better take some rest and be prepared for next world cup. IPL can wait for the future when they retire from BD national team. They have earned enough from BPL and other foreign leagues. They need to take care of themselves for the betterment of Bangladesh.

  • AkDoN on March 6, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Why to react so early I think every player plays for his nation first. IPL is good but not over your nations interest. I guess both Shakib & Tamim will opt to play for BD over IPL which is very correct.

  • maheemanga on March 6, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    Another unforeseen action by BCB. As usual they like to act on the last moment. They should have told ZC to earlier to start the tour from May-June. So these players could participate in IPL. Like NZ and ENG players are only playing for the month of April.

    And ppl here are arguing with each other as usual...Grow up ppl. If you can not suggest a solution, pls dont talk rubbish.

  • zaeem007 on March 6, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    No IPL for Shakib and Tamim this year. During IPL Bangladesh will tour Zimbabwe and for which the BCB has said that the service for the country comes first and thus Shakib and Tamim won't be permitted to play for IPL. Salute BCB!

  • huffpost on March 6, 2013, 2:06 GMT

    @inside hedge..shakib and tamim are top players only to the bd fans and no one else..Indian fans dont even know who Tamim is . He was benched for entire IPL last year and didnt get to play a single game. The fact that the franchises are not looking for replacement is enough to indicate how much their value is...So I suggest you come to grips with reality.

  • Energetic. on March 6, 2013, 0:45 GMT

    @Imsrk - hmm...Bangladesh are a weaker team where as India then had all the fire power that's why. Also despite playing so many games unlike Saqibul, Yuvraj still yet to achieve a Test 100 and 5 wicket haul in the same innings :P

  • Energetic. on March 6, 2013, 0:43 GMT

    Some fans say Shakib, Tamim cannot afford to miss out on big IPL money maybe but how do you think Pakistani players feel? not only they miss out on IPL but they missed out on BPL 2, its time for our management to be strict, have no interest to play for national team then lose your places regardless if they are our best players.

  • siponus2007 on March 6, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    imsrk we dont need to play in IPL anymore , we have our own leage BPL where crowd roar in every match , TAMIM and sakib are one of the best player around the world rite now , and u talking about we are ahead of zimbabwe but i think we just beat india when last time we meet , and beat t20 chamipons west indies in 5 match odi series , past are past talk about the present , the batting order bangladesh have rite now i think india can never beat bangladesh again

  • zaeem007 on March 5, 2013, 21:53 GMT

    Tamim played in SLPL, New Zealand T20 tournament, BPL. So I think money shouldn't be a problem for him. IPL is a money making tournament and Tamim is getting paid from all over world so he can easily ignore one tournament. In the case of Shakib, he is a kind of player who can make place in any cricket team. More T20 tournaments are coming, IPL isn't the last one. So I think they should give more priority to the national side rather than playing IPL. I'm sure they're going to Zimbabwe and playing the full series.

  • warneneverchuck on March 5, 2013, 21:00 GMT

    @ inside hegde. For your info. Tameem didn't play single match in IPl last season and shakib played may be half of Kkr matches. IPL teams have many choices of foreign players to choose best 4 players unlike all other leagues. When u have players from all other nations who wants to watch players from a team which is ranked just ahead of ZIM

  • InsideHedge on March 5, 2013, 20:46 GMT

    @TheRisingSun: True, I forgot that Shakib, Tamim play in other T20 leagues around the world and make a mint. Nothing doing, they should be contacting the BCB and telling them to save a tree or two since they don't need a NOC!

  • InsideHedge on March 5, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    What BD need is more Test tours against the likes of Lanka and a 1st against India. It seems obvious to me that BD won't improve in Tests by playing Zim all the time. High time India invited BD, even a single Test in Kolkatta would be a good start. Just how difficult is that? Followed by a 3 ODIs and 3 T20s. Quite farcical that BD still haven't played in India.

  • warneneverchuck on March 5, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    We r walking abt IPL here and not any other league. IPL has super stars from all over the world. It doesnt make any difference if few players from minnows r missing.

  • InsideHedge on March 5, 2013, 20:40 GMT

    They stand to lose out on a lot of money if they tour Zim (this tour will not be seen as challenging by BD). If they don't tour and play a full season of IPL then BD fans are likely to accuse them of lack of patriotism.

    Truth is that a shocking amount of money is at stake esp for Tammin who hasn't really played a full season; Shakib has played several seasons of IPL and already banked a fortune, perhaps he won't be as concerned if he misses a chunk.

    To my Indian fans who say IPL won't miss them, you are being childish. Both are top players and Indian fans enjoy watching them, they add value to the tournament, I think you're fooling yourselves.

  • warneneverchuck on March 5, 2013, 20:38 GMT

    @ hemel that's the diff. Between a established team and minnow. Good teams talk abt big tournaments like WC whereas minnows think other way

  • on March 5, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    HELLO ,i sugest KKR to take mohamad nabi instead of shakib, mohamad nabi is good allrounder ,and could be cheap even and can perform better then shakib,if some one has doubt please see the reselt of BPL nabi is the most weket taker nad good scorer of the bat,

  • on March 5, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    Man of the series in WC thats great!What happened next?Forgot who was the man of the tournament in the asia cup?

  • warneneverchuck on March 5, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    @ the villain. Forget abt shakib no body from BD team can even dream of getting man of the series award in WC like yuvraj did.

  • Captainman on March 5, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    @NP_NY - Successful because of India alone mate, billion people and lots of investors which the other cricketing countries don't have anywhere close that's why. Not bothered whether missed or not, it hasn't done anything wonders for Indian national team :P

  • supporter_of_minnows on March 5, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    let them play after the zim tour!!!

  • NP_NY on March 5, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    @All_The_Way: Nobody cares? So how do you explain the fact that IPL is the most successful tournament in the world? If the BD players don't play in the IPL, no one will miss them. However, the players themselves will want to play in the IPL, because let's face it...EVERYONE wants a good paycheck.

  • Captainman on March 5, 2013, 16:43 GMT

    Nobdy cares about IPL or any other T20 leagues shall we say. If you take Zim lightly then we will just lose like in 2011.

  • 01Sagar on March 5, 2013, 16:38 GMT

    Well said @sajidul aalam i thnk u bangladeshi people should get the fact that ipl not gonna miss anythng wether they play or they dont

  • on March 5, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    being a bd fan....i agree.Shakib and Tamim our best player.But that does not mean they are the best.Tamim is not Chris Gayles and Shakib is not Jaque kallis.IPL would have gone crazy to bag them.but they r not....cause IPL is good enough without those two.They are playing good for the country,that is all.so bd fans dont go ahead of urselves and insult urselves.its embarrassing.be logical....not emotional.

  • Tiger_The_Hunter on March 5, 2013, 15:25 GMT

    Playing in IPL is nothing as compared to playing for the country. But it is harsh to react on Shakib/Tamim immediately now as their stance on this issue is not published yet. Fans need to be little more patient. Personally, I am in favor of allowing them in IPL before & after the ZIM tour. They might be waived from playing practice matches (if any) and it would be OK for them to join the team just before the match day (I think they are experienced & capable enough to cop up instantly & tour will be started with T20I).

  • class9ryan on March 5, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal atleast should be playing for Bangladesh .. He hardly plays in the IPL

  • lonewarriorram on March 5, 2013, 13:32 GMT

    I don't think IPL franchises really miss them. IPL moves on with/without both of them. Remember your hero Tamim couldn't get any game last time lol. Giving or not giving them NOC makes no difference to IPL but it does make difference to BD. BD desperately needs both of them to compete with Zim in Zim.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 5, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    There is couple of thing I wanna point out. Shakib, Tamim didn't say they don't wanna play in Zim tour so why all of you complaining about them. @Majorraki: Nobody said IPL is bad all we are saying that players should be available for nation team so you don't need to start a fight and why are you asking if Shakib scored a double hundred after BPLin SA its not like your batsmen scored a double hundred against SA with IPL experience. Nobody even talking or criticized IPL yet so stop trying to create a trouble here. BCB need to have a good injury management policy. Some player is not full fit but still played in BPL. This matters needs to be considered by BCB

  • Energetic. on March 5, 2013, 13:10 GMT

    @Majorakki - Its not like Shakib gets a chance to play a team like South Africa grow up!! and besides, in the limited games he has played against them, picked up 2 5 wicket hauls in their conditions something Jadeja, Yuvraj, Ashwin etc can only dream off :P

  • tushar35 on March 5, 2013, 13:00 GMT

    Guys don't go crazy, we have not heard from Shakib or Tamim that they will play IPL over BD tour. We love them because of their contribution to BD cricket, not for playing at IPL. Lets wait till hear from them. Lets not hurt their feeling expressing emotional comments.

  • on March 5, 2013, 12:58 GMT

    i think bangladesh will look to whitewash zimbabwe in all formats of game in this tour , so they will definitely need sakib and tamim in that case

  • tushar35 on March 5, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    @ Warm_Coffee, I agree with you, They should have 5 odi, T20's are not important. I would even suggest 5 Tests.

  • Majorraki on March 5, 2013, 12:34 GMT

    @ExtremeSpeed I suppose your great hero shakib got a lot of experience in playing BPL and with this experience score back to back double hundreds if not triple against the likes of Steyn/Philanderer in SA?Grow up!if you are gainst a league,it makes sense to condemn them all.Yes,IPL is trash,but BPL is a pebble in that trash.As @TheVillain suggests it doesnt make an iota of difference if these ppl miss out IPL,Sachin himself was out of an IPL season and it didnt really matter,so do understand where ur players stand

  • Third_Gear on March 5, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    BCB should not allow any player for IPL anymore. Let BD players to play more internationals rather than wasting time in IPL which has nothing to learn also expose and attraction went down dramatically.

  • Mad_for_Shakib on March 5, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    I think BCB shuld talk with them, what they want. I think they like 2 play 4 country

  • ExtremeSpeed on March 5, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    @Shahnawaz Ahmed Daanish - Yes and enjoy watching them on the bench for the whole IPL. Get your priorities right mate, its wise for our team to focus on the long formats then useless countless T20s. Fact is we are lucky to still be playing Test Cricket but skipping them for domestic T20 says to me we shouldn't play Test Cricket again.

  • Rafelgibt on March 5, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    Looks like so called our HEROES would like to choice club cricket than international matches due to the money factor.Such a shame!Simply they are thinking about the present rather than future.IPL is causing injuries is forgotten by this players.Its simply a wake up call for TAMIM.Because his automatic choice in the team is gone.If this time he fails in SL then no doubt he will be dropped from the next series as plenty of players are knocking for that opening slot of Bangladesh team.Hope BCB would give them NOC only after the ZIM series.Lets see what this two supermen do than.

  • ExtremeSpeed on March 5, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    They can but it has to result in losing your spot in the national team for a long time, no player is bigger than the team or especially the sport itself. Bangladesh are already producing good young cricketers now so competition for places is getting tough surprisingly and no player in the BD team in guaranteed a place in the squad. Also most people except obviously the Indians do not care for IPL, it doesn't do anything wonders for our cricketers anyway and instead should be focusing on the long forms which we so dearly struggle at. But I agree with those that an individual with a good attitude is far more important than the talent or fame an individual has. Playing for your country is an honour.

  • on March 5, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    In place of sending to boring Zimbabwe tour, please give noc to shakib and tamim to play and give life in both IPL and Audience from bangladesh. in result, young and talented player like shamsur rahmam, taskin ahmed, rumman, will get chance to proof themselves.

  • Anti-ZCAdmin on March 5, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    As a Zimbabwean given the status of our cricket I would love to see my team playing against the Tigers which are minus Tamim and Shakib.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 5, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    If Shakib Tamim want to play in IPL & miss zim tour than BCB should let them do it but drop from BD team for a long period. If they put money before country than we don't need them

  • on March 5, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    I agree with Mr.Rafael.....

  • Warm_Coffee on March 5, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Nonsense playing just 2 test matches and 3 ODIs both are weaker opposition who don't get enough games and won't be playing in ICC Trophy so really should've been 5 ODI matches and 3 test matches and T20s is not really that important.

  • Energetic. on March 5, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    lool! Shakib only played half of the IPL games last season and Tamim didn't even play 1.All us Bangladesh fans need to wake up to the fact that they're not really bothered if these 2 players miss out. Bangladesh management simply needs to be strict now because our players are getting literally anything they want even though we lose most of our matches. If International matches are not clashing in IPL then they have a right to go their choice but since its clashing with an International tour, their common sense should prevail.

  • Harmony111 on March 5, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    I thought Shakib was out of action due to a serious injury. How can he even think of playing in the IPL? His injury is almost career threatening and he just can't be so casual about his future. It would be very foolish if he plays in the IPL with 70% fitness. It would help no one.

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on March 5, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Lol it will be funny if the BCB send Tamim for the IPL. He'll have to wear a bib and serve out drinks for another season.

  • saifur.raffael on March 5, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    If BCB decides to give the NOCs then BCB should make the duo available only after the Zim series. There is always a injury scare before the tour playing in the IPL. So for me, if they decide to give them the NOC then it should only after the Zim Tour.

  • TheRisingTeam on March 5, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    Why is IPL more important than International assignments? Tamim and Shakib are hardly picked in IPL and are already earning plenty from BPL, SLPL, BCB, Sponsorships etc. It would be quite embarrassing and disappointing if they or even BCB allows them to choose club over countries. Don't underestimate Zimbabwe because our team did that in 11 and we lost both the Test and ODI series to them because of the attitude our team took and as a result, there were many problems off the field in the Bangladesh camp i.e. captaincy, selection etc and we can't afford to repeat those same mistakes again. Playing for your country is one of the great services infact probably dee great service you can ever do in your lives.

  • on March 5, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    They should be serving for Bangladesh. period.

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  • on March 5, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    They should be serving for Bangladesh. period.

  • TheRisingTeam on March 5, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    Why is IPL more important than International assignments? Tamim and Shakib are hardly picked in IPL and are already earning plenty from BPL, SLPL, BCB, Sponsorships etc. It would be quite embarrassing and disappointing if they or even BCB allows them to choose club over countries. Don't underestimate Zimbabwe because our team did that in 11 and we lost both the Test and ODI series to them because of the attitude our team took and as a result, there were many problems off the field in the Bangladesh camp i.e. captaincy, selection etc and we can't afford to repeat those same mistakes again. Playing for your country is one of the great services infact probably dee great service you can ever do in your lives.

  • saifur.raffael on March 5, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    If BCB decides to give the NOCs then BCB should make the duo available only after the Zim series. There is always a injury scare before the tour playing in the IPL. So for me, if they decide to give them the NOC then it should only after the Zim Tour.

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on March 5, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Lol it will be funny if the BCB send Tamim for the IPL. He'll have to wear a bib and serve out drinks for another season.

  • Harmony111 on March 5, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    I thought Shakib was out of action due to a serious injury. How can he even think of playing in the IPL? His injury is almost career threatening and he just can't be so casual about his future. It would be very foolish if he plays in the IPL with 70% fitness. It would help no one.

  • Energetic. on March 5, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    lool! Shakib only played half of the IPL games last season and Tamim didn't even play 1.All us Bangladesh fans need to wake up to the fact that they're not really bothered if these 2 players miss out. Bangladesh management simply needs to be strict now because our players are getting literally anything they want even though we lose most of our matches. If International matches are not clashing in IPL then they have a right to go their choice but since its clashing with an International tour, their common sense should prevail.

  • Warm_Coffee on March 5, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Nonsense playing just 2 test matches and 3 ODIs both are weaker opposition who don't get enough games and won't be playing in ICC Trophy so really should've been 5 ODI matches and 3 test matches and T20s is not really that important.

  • on March 5, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    I agree with Mr.Rafael.....

  • asiacricket1234 on March 5, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    If Shakib Tamim want to play in IPL & miss zim tour than BCB should let them do it but drop from BD team for a long period. If they put money before country than we don't need them

  • Anti-ZCAdmin on March 5, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    As a Zimbabwean given the status of our cricket I would love to see my team playing against the Tigers which are minus Tamim and Shakib.