BCB won’t compensate Mustafizur: Akram Khan
It all went wrong for Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman in the end. Despite getting called from a couple of franchises, he failed to take part in the tournament after Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) denied him the NOC. The board didn’t allow him as the Sri Lanka tour was on the cards.
But the Sri Lanka tour was postponed once again after a dispute between the two boards regarding the quarantine period. It came as a double blow for Mustafizur, who claimed that he was offered 1 crore by a franchise. According to some reports, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders were looking to sign the pace bowler.
With the fast bowler claiming he was offered 1 crore by a franchise, questions were rightly raised if Mustafizur will get some compensation again by the BCB.
But Akram Khan, BCB’s Cricket Operations Chairman cleared the curiosity and said that there is almost no chance this time to get any compensation. He also explained the issue mentioning why he was compensated last time after missing out on a PSL contract.
“Because he had injury concerns, we did not allow him to go (PSL) and we tried to compensate him. his time it’s a different matter. He was picked by a team in the PSL while the negotiation was in the preliminary stage (IPL), and it is a fact that no team has picked him. We have not given him NoC for national interest, so there is very little chance of giving him any compensation,” Akram Khan said.
A similar kind of incident happened back in 2015-16 with Mustafizur when he didn’t get the NOC to play in Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, the board compensated him with BDT Taka 30 Lakh.