Mustafizur Rahman ©  AFP (file image)
Mustafizur Rahman © AFP (file image)

Mustafizur Rahman has been restricted by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to play in any overseas T20 Leagues for next two years. This decision has been confirmed by BCB president Nazmul Hasan on Friday. Mustafizur has had a injury prone career so far which has resulted him to miss many important series for his nation. He has only played 10 Tests, 27 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Bangladesh. He recently sustained an injury during the Indian Premier League (IPL) which saw him miss the the West Indies tour and even Afghanistan T20I series.

“I have told him that he will not be available abroad [for franchise based tournaments] for the next two years,” cricbuzz quoted Hassan as saying.“It cannot go on like this. He will pick up injuries while playing in the franchise league and won’t be available to perform the national duty. It’s just not acceptable. It cannot go on that he will be undergoing rehabilitation to recover from injuries under the care of the board, join those leagues again only to have a similar fortune,” Hassan added.

David Warner too had commented on the same topic saying that BCB need to take proper care of Mustafizur. “He’s a very good bowler. I think the one thing that Bangladesh have to do is look after him. You have to look after your fast bowlers, so if he’s your number one strike bowler moving forward when you’ve got a couple of Test matches and one-dayers coming up, you’ve really got to monitor that.” Warner had said.