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Mahmudullah, Mossadek unlikely to be part of MPL





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Monday that probable national squad members will be barred from taking part in the Mymensingh Premier League, 100-ball tournament, scheduled from December 21 to 25 December at the circuit house ground.

BCB officials insisted that they were completely in dark regarding participation of some national cricketers and HP Unit members in the MPL, putting their health into risk ahead of the home series against West Indies, considering the corona pandemic is yet to diminish in the country.

Earlier, Bangladesh T20 skipper Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain along with some former national stars were picked from the player's draft of the tournament that took place at the Mukul Niketan School, where representatives from six participating teams were battling to form their squad.

Cricketers are free after the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup but BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin cautioned them publicly during the tournament stating that amid the tough time of COVID-9, everything has been maintaining in a secured way with a lot of rules and regulations.

‘’The selectors will make a probable squad for the upcoming home series against West Indies and members of the preliminary squad will not be allowed to take part in the MPL,’’ BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told reporters on Monday.

‘’Players don't require no objection certificate to play anywhere inside Bangladesh but the players should not put them in any sort of risk ahead of the West Indies series,’’ he said.

Apart from health issues, involvement of former cricketer Sanwar Hossain in the competition as the advisor of the tournament raised quite a few eyebrows considering he is   barred from Bangladesh Premier League due to alleged involvement into corruption.

There were allegations against Sanwar that when he was the manager of Rangpur Riders he had given unethical proposal to cricketer Jupiter Ghosh while he was also the team manager of Dhaka Gladiators franchise- abolished from BPL for corruption cases.