LSG news: Taskin Ahmed denied NOC by BCB to replace Mark Wood 

BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus clarified that it will not be the right time to allow fast bowler Taskin Ahmed participate in IPL 2022 during a crucial schedule for the national team.

Taskin Ahmed in a file photo(Courtesy: BCBTigers/Twitter)
By Samrat Chakraborty | Mar 21, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was on Monday denied a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to join Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as a replacement of England seamer Mark Wood for IPL 2022. 

The BCB highlighted that the veteran bowler is a crucial part of the national team setup and it will not be right to allow him to participate in the lucrative tournament during a crucial schedule. 

Bangladesh are currently touring South Africa for the three-match ODI series which will be followed by a two-Test series, starting from March 31 in Durban. 

”Since we have two important series like the ongoing home tour of South Africa and the home series against Sri Lanka, we feel it won’t be right for him to take part in the IPL,” BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus told reporters.

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LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir was keen on Taskin Ahmed

LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir was keen on bringing in Taskin Ahmed to the side for their maiden IPL campaign. Wood, who was roped in by the franchise for Rs. 7.5 crore by the Lucknow franchise, was ruled out of the season due to an elbow injury. 

“The management of Lucknow Super Giants have contacted us as they are willing to rope in Taskin for the upcoming season. However, since the national team is engaged in a crucial series in South Africa and we also have an important home series against Sri Lanka, we are yet to decide on whether to give the no objection certificate (NOC) to Taskin,” Jalal told The Daily Star on Monday.

“I want Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed in the team and that is for the whole season. If he agrees to the offer, Taskin will have to leave for India before the next two Tests against South Africa,” Gautam reportedly told the media.

However, with the BCB clarifying their stance on Ahmed, the Lucknow-franchise will have to look for other options to replace Wood ahead of the season which begins in a week’s time. 

LSG will begin their campaign in the IPL against Gujarat Titans (GT) on March 28. 

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