BCB denies NOC to Afif for playing in CPL

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have denied young all-rounder Afif Hossain a no-objection certificate to participate in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

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Afif Hossain’s dream to become the first-ever Bangladesh cricket (out of the national team) to play in a foreign league diminishes as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have denied him a NOC to play in CPL. The board wants Afif to continue in the emerging team which is currently playing against Sri Lanka HP.

Akram Khan, chairman of BCB’s cricket operations committee explained the reason behind denying him the NOC.

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“We did not give him NOC as he is playing a series against the Sri Lanka Emerging team. The selectors are also considering him for the Twenty20 tri-nation and so we wanted to hold him back.”

Meanwhile, the young all-rounder is not disappointed for not getting the NOC as his eyes for an international recall.

“I am not sure whether I am going to play or not because I did not get the NOC. I had applied a long time back but they did not say anything apart from saying that they will let me know. I don’t have any problem because I am representing the country at the moment.”

Selection Habibul Bashar also insisted that the management has certain plans for the young all-rounder.

“Definitely we have been planning about him. He is a very exciting player. High Performance (HP) and A teams are both working with him and we are building him up for the future. But it’s not easy to confirm whether we have any plans regarding him in the upcoming series.”

Afif was set to become the fifth Bangladesh cricketer to take part in CPL. He was picked by St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.

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