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National stars unlikely to feature in Abu Dhabi T10





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh Cricket Board officials hinted that chances of national cricketers participation is very slim in the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 tournament.

Six Bangladeshi cricketers are set to feature in the upcoming edition of Abu Dhabi T10 League which will be held in UAE as three franchises picked them during the player’s draft which took place in UAE.

The league will be hosted Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium from January 28 to February 6, 2021.

The Maratha Arabians was the first team to rope in the first Bangladeshi cricketer Mosaddek Hossain in their squad while later they later signed right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed and Muktar Ali.

Bangladesh-based team, Bangla Tigers, roped in Afif Hossain and Mahedi Hasan while Pune Devils provided the biggest surprise by picking Nasir Hossain for the competition considering the all-rounder failed to impress the Bangladeshi selectors with his fitness ahead of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup and thus he was sidelined during the recently concluded Bangabandhu T20 Cup event.

According to BCB chief executive, Nizamuddin Chowdhury the participation of the national cricketers are very slim that indicates there will be no place for Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Mossadek Hossain in the tournament.

We have spoken with the national selection panel and what we have seen is that most of the cricketers will be involved during the home series against West Indies precisely during the first phase of the series so their participation in T10 is very slim,’’ BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters on Monday.

A total of eight teams will participate in this event in two groups. Group A consists of Maratha Arabians, Bangla Tigers, Delhi Bulls and Northern Warriors while Deccan Gladiators, Qalandars, Team Abu Dhabi and Pune Devils are in Group B.

The league was founded back in 2017. Since then, three editions of the tournament have been hosted successfully. The upcoming edition will be the fourth season of this league.