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BCB won’t give LPL NOC to Taskin for 'workload management'



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Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed won’t be granted No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the forthcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL), starting on 30 July.

With the Asia Cup and World Cup in mind, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) opted against giving Taskin the NOC, however Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, and Towhid Hridoy will be permitted to play.

"We are still considering Taskin's LPL offer. Given his recent participation [in the Zim Afro T10], we are thinking differently. The other will be given the clearance," said BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.

Dambulla Aura, an LPL team, agreed to pay Taskin $70,000 for seven games. Shoriful Islam, a fellow paceman, will be granted the go-ahead.

Taskin is currently in Zimbabwe, playing for Bulawayo Braves in the Zim Afro T10 League.

The right-arm pacer has been his team's most lethal weapon, picking up eight wickets in six matches. He is currently the second-highest wicket-taker, only behind Joburg Buffaloes' Mohammad Hafeez (10).

"The conservative management is due to the Asia Cup and the World Cup. We are considering the workload. We are assessing [the players] individually and giving permission," he added.

Apart from them, Mohammad Mithun, a middle-order hitter who will play alongside Shakib for the Galle Titans, has already arrived in Sri Lanka.