BCB won’t allow Bangladeshi players to play LPL...

Dhaka, Wednesday   28 October 2020

BCB won’t allow Bangladeshi players to play LPL

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:01 PM, 28 September 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Bangladesh cricket team was scheduled to return to international cricket with the Sri Lanka tour. However, the three-match Test series has been postponed. Meanwhile, the Lankan Premier League (LPL) is scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka immediately after the Bangladesh series.

But Bangladeshi players won’t be allowed to play the Lankan Premier League (LPL) as the players would have to take part in the country’s domestic cricket, hinted BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon.

The first edition of the LPL was scheduled to start on August 28. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the schedule has been changed. According to the new schedule, the tournament is set to start on November 14.

Shakib who is currently serving a ban imposed by the ICC last year in October is set to go under the hammer for the LPL auction. Apart from him, some other Bangladeshi players like Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyadh, and several others were also set to be a part of the league.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon doesn’t see any possibility of any Bangladesh players’ involvement in the foreign league. He made the remark shortly after Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series was postponed.

When asked whether BCB allows the players to join the LPL, Papon said straightway, “I don’t see any possibility.”

Papon however indicated that Shakib would have to play the domestic league instead of LPL as the BCB is planning to resume the domestic league.