No Pakistani player in this year’s BPL?

No Pakistan player in this year's BPL?
Mohammad Sami gets better of Misbah-ul-Haq during a BPL match between Rangpur Riders and Barisal Bulls on December 3, 2015.

The upcoming season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is scheduled to take place in November later this year. However, the participation of the players from Pakistan in the Bangladesh Premier League is now in doubt, as Pakistan’s national T20 competition is scheduled to clash with BPL schedule. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিপিএলে থাকছে না পাকিস্তানী ক্রিকেটার!]

According to a PCB spokesperson, the players would “naturally” have to fulfil their domestic commitments. “I can say that the National T20 Cup will take precedence over other league,” Amjad Hussain, director media and coordination was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

Although the player list for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is not yet out, Junaid Khan and Shahid Afridi had confirmed that they would take part in the tournament.

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Meanwhile, Ismail-Haider Mallick, the secretary of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) governing council said he had not heard about anything from the Pakistan players as yet.

“We haven’t heard about anything from the Pakistan players as yet, officially or unofficially,” Ismail-Haider Mallick told ESPNcricinfo.

He added on the same, “But if it happens then it will be a big loss for the players as BPL is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. But we are not too worried about the situation as we have a lot of foreign players who can replace missing Pakistan players.”

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.