CPL 2021: In what could be a big blow to the Jamaica Tallawahs, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise could miss the services of star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the upcoming season.
According to a Cricbuzz report, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has hinted that Shakib is unlikely to get a no-objection certificate (NOC) for CPL 2021. Shakib returned to Jamaica Tallawahs, a franchise he represented in 2016 and 2017 where he won the title in his first stint.
The reason why BCB is hesitant to give Shakib NOC is because Bangladesh is expected to have a busy schedule at that point considering they are expected to host Australia with England and New Zealand scheduled to follow.
CPL 2021: Shakib unlikely to get NOC- BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan revealed although they have not taken any decision in this regard, they are expecting to field a full-strength team for those matches. “We have not taken any decision about it (NOC for CPL 2021). When the time comes we can take a decision in this regard. We certainly want to play against them with our full strength squad.”
IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE, BCCI to request Cricket West Indies to prepone CPL 2021
Though the confirmation to conduct the IPL games in UAE has been made, but the exact dates for IPL 2021 Phase is not announced. Reason, BCCI is not sure about availability of the most of the foreign cricketers in IPL 2021. According to the information available with InsideSport.co BCCI will now put in a request to Cricket West Indies to prepone Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) by week to 10 days.
It is worth noting that CPL 2021 start from 28 August and end on 19 September. IPL 2021 is likely to start on 15th September. The CPL players can only arrive in UAE by 20th September and along with mandatory quarantine period of minimum 5-7 days the West Indies cricketers will easily miss half of the remaining matches – this is the reason BCCI has decided to request CWI to prepone CPL by 7-10 days.