Thursday, March 07, 2013

Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are not given permission to play in the IPL

Bangladeshi all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, and hard hitter opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal, are not given permission to take part in the IPL during Bangladesh cricket team’s Zimbabwe tour.
Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are the only two players from Bangladesh who are connected with the league. For their participation, they have not yet asked NOCs (No Objection Certificates) from the board. Shakib and Tamim play for Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors respectively. The decision taken by BCB will allow the players to play only four IPL matches.
Bangladesh’s Zimbabwe tour schedule clashes with the IPL schedule. Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe is scheduled to commence on April 13 and it will continue till May 12. On the other hand, IPL is scheduled between April 3 and May 26.
Their interest of playing in the IPL again raises the club versus country debate. It shows that players are interested in making quick money. Players are not allowed to take part in any kind of tournament when an international series is going on.
If they are given permission to choose club instead of country then most of the players will loss their interest of playing for the nation.