Bangladeshi Player Afif Hossain denied Caribbean Premier League CPL, No-Objection Certificate by Bangladesh Cricket Board BCB
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) denied Afif Hossain a certificate of no-objection to participating in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League CPL, rather than opting to prepare the 19-year-old in the emerging team that is currently playing the team Sri Lanka
Afif was ready to become the fifth Bangladeshi cricketer to participate in the CPL which is scheduled to begin on 4 September. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots chose it.
BCB President Akram Khan Said
We didn’t give him NOC as he is playing a series against the Sri Lankan pop-up team. The selectors are also considering it for the Twenty20 tri-nation, and that’s why we wanted to stop it.
Hossain Afif, who played a T20I so far, though said he is not disappointed to be left behind and prepare for his international retirement, if at all.
Bangladesh’s Afif Hossain said that
‘I’m not sure if I’m going to play or not because I didn’t get the NOC. I had requested a long time ago, but they didn’t say anything other than to say they would let me know. I have no problem because I’m representing the country right now.
Afif is currently preparing with the emerging team to take part in four-day matches in Khulna. There is a three-nation T20I series following the Afghanistan Test, but BCB’s decision to stop the young man may be more of a long-term grooming option.
National Coach Habibul Bashar said
We’ve been planning on it. He’s a fascinating player. High-Performance Teams (HP) and A are working with it, and we are preparing it for the future. But it is not easy to confirm whether we have plans regarding him in the next series.