Sports Desk: The series against Ireland started on Saturday. Bangladesh beat the visitors by a record margin in the first ODI.
This time the Irish have come to play a series of three formats. After three ODIs in Sylhet, there will be a three match T20 series in Chittagong.
Bangladesh-Ireland will play the last T20 in Chittagong on March 31. After returning to Dhaka on April 4-8, the only Test of the series will be played. However, this season of the Indian Premier League will also start at this time. This tournament starts from March 31.
Three Bangladeshis are scheduled to play in the IPL this time. Mostafizur Rahman has been picked by Delhi Capitals and Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das has been picked by Kolkata Knight Riders. There is no problem with Mustafiz not playing Tests. However, white captain Shakib and vice-captain Liton Das have sought no-objection letters.
Cricket Operations Chainman Jalal Yunus said on Saturday, ‘It has not been discussed yet. They wrote to us. But we haven’t talked yet.’
But according to analysts, the next World Cup will play a big role in getting NOC for the entire IPL for Shakib, Liton, Mustafiz. This year’s World Cup is hosted by India. The hope that the IPL experience of the team’s top three players can boost the team’s strength in the World Cup is at the board’s policy-making level.
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