Taskin Ahmed, a pace bowler for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, has been denied permission from the Bangladesh Cricket Board to play in the current County Championship season because they are unwilling to take a chance on him before the World Cup.
According to Cricbuzz, the pace bowler was recruited to play for the YCCC by head coach Ottis Gibson, who had previously served as the bowling coach for the Bangladesh squad.
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Taskin wanted BCB to speak with his previous fast bowling coach about this, but the conversations didn’t go well. The chairman of BCB’s cricket operation, Jalal Yunus, spoke to Cricbuzz on Tuesday.
“Yes, Yorkshire wanted him to play for them but we have rejected them as we don’t want him to take huge load of playing red-ball cricket in county ahead of the World Cup,” he said.
“He ( Taskin) just recovered from injury and he is also in our Test squad and we have some plans with him as far as how we want him( fitness-wise) ahead of the World Cup,” he added.
Taskin Ahmed was a member of Bangladesh’s team despite just undergoing therapy for a side strain. He was unable to play in the three ODIs against Ireland due to the injury, as well as the Test series against Ireland.
As the hosts started their practise at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday (June 4), the right-arm pace bowler bowled for the first time at full strength. Chandika Hathurusingha, who arrived in Dhaka the day before (June 3), was in charge of preparing his team for the series, which will begin at SBNS on June 14.
In addition, Habibul Bashar, a member of the BCB selection panel, expressed sympathy for the fast bowler because, despite earlier offers, he has yet to participate in a reputable international competition.
“I think it is disappointing for him as the teams of IPL (Lucknow Super Giants) and PSL (Multan Sultans) also wanted him previously but he failed to make himself available. But you have to understand that he is our trump card and we cannot take chances at this point of time ahead of the World Cup,” said Habibul.