Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, and Nurul Hasan set to play in Abu Dhabi T10 League; to skip domestic competition
Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, and Nurul Hasan are to miss the domestic competitions.
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Bangladesh stars Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, and Nurul Hasan are all set to skip the forthcoming edition of Bangladesh Cricket League's one-day tournament (BCL) and will instead play in the Abu Dhabi T10 League. Bangladesh Cricket Board official Jalal Yunus confirmed the players' participation in the T10 league to be held in the UAE.
"Yes, they (the trio representing the national team) will not be playing the BCL one-day version as they will be playing in the Abu Dhabi T10," Yunus told Cricbuzz.
Furthermore, uncapped pacer Mrittonjoy Chowdhury is also set to miss the BCL and is slated to take part in the T10 league. The BCL will be played from November 20 to 27 later this month as confirmed by officials of the board.
Preparations on course for India series
The BCB confirmed organising the BCL to prepare for the forthcoming home series against India which comprises three ODIs followed by a two-match Test series.
"They (senior players) will be arriving on November 30 to prepare for the upcoming home series against India. I think playing in foreign leagues will help them to get better in shorter-format cricket. We feel the more they play in such leagues, the more they will learn," Yunus added.
BCB further planned to host BCL's first-class competition following the 50-over competition but due to the unavailability of national players, the idea has been shelved for the time being.
"Look, we want the national players to take part in BCL's longer version, so we are planning to hold it when everyone is available and that is the reason, we will be playing it at a suitable time rather than organizing it immediately after the 50-over BCL," said a member of the selection panel as reported by Cricbuzz.
As per reports, the competition could take place after the completion of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) scheduled to begin on January 6, 2023.