Bangladesh is playing a series in South Africa. Meanwhile, Taskin Ahmed has received an offer to play in the IPL. Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of the new IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants, has called the BCB about this.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has refused to release Taskin for the IPL as he is essential in the ongoing Test series in South Africa. Taskin has already said no to the new IPL franchise Lucknow, citing the BCB's opinion.
Bangladesh has a Test series against South Africa during the IPL and in the long version format, Taskin is being considered as an important cricketer in the team. Apart from this, Bangladesh also has a Test series against Sri Lanka at home during the IPL.
Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud Sujan said
Khaled Mahmood Sujan said that Taskin is one of the best bowlers in Bangladesh at the moment. Taskin is needed in tough conditions like South Africa. That is why you cannot leave him.
"It was a great opportunity for him," said Sujan. The biggest thing, however, is that a big Test match is waiting for us here. Taskin is now our top level bowler, to be honest. He is in great form. '