The BCB was not willing to take any chances with the fitness and preparations of the mainstay in its bowling line-up just ahead of the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. He has been denied permission to participate any overseas professional cricket leagues during the World Cup year.
Mustafizur is the only prominent name who failed to get his the BCB nod for the IPL. However, the BCB has cleared ten names for the IPL 2019. Veteran Shakib al Hasan has been retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while the other nine will be the part of the player pool for the IPL auction, slated for October 18 in Jaipur.
Mustafizur was the part of Mumbai Indians this year. But injury kept him on the sidelined for a major part of the season as he could play only one match.
The IPL 2019 auctions will see a total of 10 Bangladesh players up for grabs. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Abu Hider, Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan. Shakib-Al Hasan will be the tenth player in the auctions after he was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this year. All these 10 players will be given the NOC by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.