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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on September 1 handed over the new format-wise contract to cricketers. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman who is one of the best pacers of Bangladesh did not receive the Test cricket contract. Now BCB has come up with the reason behind not handing over the contract to the star pacer.
The reason is the ‘ bio-bubble fatigue’ which led to Mustafizur Rahman making him unavailable for Test cricket. Notably, previously Mustafizur Rahman has expressed discomfort staying in bio-bubbles.
“Mustafizur Rahman told us that it is difficult for him to concentrate on Tests”: Akram Khan
Former Bangladesh captain and BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan talked about the absence of Mustafizur Rahman from the Test contract and told reporters on Thursday:
“Mustafizur is not interested to take part in Tests at the moment. He told us that it is difficult for him to concentrate on Tests, playing it under bio-bubble and so he does not want to take part in Tests at the moment. We have taken that decision very positively and have discussed it and accepted his request because he is a very important player for Bangladesh in the white-ball format.”
Currently, Mustafizur is part of the home T20I series against New Zealand and soon he will move to another bubble for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) for the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which is all set to begin from September 19. After that, he will be entering bio-bubble for Bangladesh during the marquee T20 World 2021 event.
“We have introduced format-wise contract because there are cricketers like Nasum and Shamim”: Akram Khan
Former Bangladesh captain and BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan also explained why they brought the new contract system. He stated:
“We have introduced format-wise contract because there are cricketers like Nasum and Shamim who are only part of T20s. Earlier if it was the white ball that implied ODIs and T20s but now a new group is coming up who are only playing in T20s.”
“We have made different payment slabs based upon performance and we kept that so that there is competition between cricketers. When a cricketer is coming to Test from T20s there is a raise and similarly, when he is coming to ODIs there is some raise so players will be eager to perform so that he can be considered across formats.”