Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman (IANS Photo)

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) refusal to issue No Objection Certificate (NOC) to Mustafizur Rahman means the star pacer will miss the Indian Premier League 2019.

Concerned by the fitness issues plaguing the left-arm pacer, BCB has been following the policy of not allowing him to participate in various T20 leagues keeping in mind the the ICC World Cup in 2019 which is just months away.

The 23-year-old Mustafizur though will be lining up for Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series against West Indies starting Sunday.

Mustafizur was part of Mumbai Indians last season during which he picked up a toe injury that limited his participation to just seven matches. He was subsequently released by the three-time IPL winners during the trading window ahead of the 2019 auction.

However, nine other Bangladesh cricketers though have been given the go-ahead by the BCB to go under the hammer at the auction which include Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim,, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Hider, Sabbir Rahman, Nayeem Hasan,, Liton Das and Mahmudullah.