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Injured Mustafizur Rahman to miss PSL

Injured Mustafizur Rahman to miss PSL
The BCB has denied rumours that the board that the board was unwilling to allow Mustafizur Rahman to play in the PSL.
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Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman will not be taking part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after injuring his shoulder during the second Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe in Khulna.

Rahman, who came to prominence by picking 13 wickets in the three One-Day Internationals against India in June 2015 was picked by the Lahore Qalandars in the PSL player draft.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) media committee chairman Jalal Yunus revealed that Rahman is about two weeks away from making a full recovery.

“Mustafizur is still about two weeks away from getting fit so we are hopeful that he can be ready for the Asia Cup T20s,” Yunus said.

“We want him to be fit for the two major T20 tournaments coming up which includes the World T20.” 

Yunus rubbished rumours that the BCB was unwilling to allow Rahman to play in the PSL and cited that there are other Bangladesh players like Tamim Iqbal, who have been given permissions.

“It is not the BCB’s policy not to allow a player to go to a domestic T20 competition.

“Tamim (Iqbal), Shakib (Al Hasan) and Mushfiqur (Rahim) are all supposed to be flying off to the UAE tonight (Tuesday night) to play in the PSL.

“Five Bangladesh players are in the IPL auction.

“If they get picked and are fit at the time, they will play in the IPL.

“BCB have no issues with such things.” 

In the 2015 Bangladesh Premier League, Rahman played for the Dhaka Dynamites and picked up 14 wickets from 10 matches at an average of 15.28.  

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