Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan, on Monday (September 28) said that the international players will not participate in the Lankan Premier League (LPL), which is scheduled to start from October 1. The BCB President said that the players will be busy with their own domestic cricket during that time.
This also rules out Shakib Al Hasan’s participation in any T20 franchise league this year, as he is serving a year-long ban. Meanwhile, as many as 150 players have been signed by the Sri Lankan Cricket board to play in the Lankan Premier League.
Among some of the big names include Chris Gayle, Daren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Colin Munro, Ravi Bopara amongst others.
”I don’t think there is any possibility to see Bangladeshi cricketers taking part in the LPL.Because at that point of time we will have domestic cricket and they will be engaged here,” Hasan said to reporters on Monday.
Lanka Premier League Postponed
The Lanka Premier League was originally scheduled to happen August, however, it was postponed due to COVID-19. It will now be played from November 14 to December 6.
The Lanka Premier League will have a total of five franchisees with 19 players in total per franchise comprising six international players and 13 local players.
Meanwhile, a few Bangladesh international players were expected to play in the Lankan Premier League like Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin.
Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan is also absent from the Indian Premier League this year, after Sunrisers Hyderabad decided to part ways with the Bangladesh all-rounder. He was roped in by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. Before that, Shakib spent seven seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders between 2011 to 2017. He was also a part of two title-winning squads with KKR.