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Bangladesh’s Taskin Ahmed Denied NOC to Play in County Championship

BCB has denied Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed’s request to play in the overseas leagues. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have often given NOC to their players to play in the foreign leagues and one such among them has been pacer Taskin Ahmed.

Taskin Ahmed Denied NOC to Play in County Championship

The governing body has denied his requests to keep him for the World Cup and not to risk him. Taskin Ahmed was recently denied permission to take part in County cricket for Yorkshire Cricket Club as they didn’t want to risk him for the World Cup ahead.

It is not the first time he is missing an overseas tournament. In the past teams like Lucknow Super Giants and Multan Sultans wanted him to play for them in Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League respectively.

Ahmed said that it hurts him sometimes that he isn’t playing in his free time but it’s okay that Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is keeping him safe for the World Cup.

“Yes, I got an offer from County Yorkshire. Actually, they wanted me for a long season and I had spoken with the coach (Chandika Hathurusingha), and the board after considering everything, they decided not to release me for the longer-version cricket,” Taskin told reporters on Wednesday (June 7).

“I didn’t talk with the cricket board or the team in this regard later and it is okay. If I am fit and can play well, there will be opportunities in future”.

Taskin Ahmed further went on to say that it’s good that BCB thinks about him and is keeping him fresh for the World Cup. But it hurts him sometimes that even in his free time, he isn’t allowed to play. He explained:

“I like it because the cricket board cares about me so much. I’m lucky as a player as they are trying to keep me safe before the World Cup. As a player, it is a great honor for me. Please pray for me so that I can remain fit and play all the matches for the national team while also praying so that I can play in those leagues in my spare time,” he said.

Taskin, however, added that it is disappointing to miss out on some leading tournaments in the world like County and franchise-based T20 tournaments.

“Who doesn’t want to play in those leagues? But at the same time you have to understand that I can’t ignore my national commitment and it’s difficult because I play in all three formats.

“If I can’t go when there is free time, that hurts and hopefully in future, I will get more opportunities. But sometimes, it feels bad (not to play in those leagues) because I want to play in those leagues for some personal achievements,” Taskin said.

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