Bangladesh batsmen Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Mithun are still awaiting to get No Objection Certificate from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to participate in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL), while BCB is not willing to provide NOC, citing “the national commitments”.
The first edition of the APL T20 is all set to get underway on Friday (October 6) in the UAE and the duo is supposed to play for Kandahar Knights in the T20 event. Soumya told Dhaka Tribune, “I have applied for the NOC to the board and is waiting for a reply.”
The upcoming home series against Zimbabwe and West Indies is possibly the reason behind the BCB’s decision, as the two are expected to be considered for the series.
BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz on Saturday (October 6), “We don't want to let them play because of the national commitments and the two upcoming home-series.”
Meanwhile, Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed who was also picked up by Kandahar joined the side upon his issuance of the NOC on Tuesday (October 2), as the board issued NOC to see his condition.
Akram signed off by saying, “Taskin got the NOC for other reasons. [He is] a fast bowler and he was injured for a long time and so we want to see his condition.”