Credit: X/IPL

Credit: X/IPL

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official, Jalal Yunus, remarked that Mustafizur Rahman has nothing to learn from the Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for Chennai Super Kings. His comments came while speaking about BCB’s decision to bring back Mustafizur Rahman from the ongoing IPL 2024, to have him play in the upcoming T20I series against Zimbabwe at home.

Notably, as per the report from NDTV, Mustafizur Rahman was set to make his return to Bangladesh on May 1, but upon the request of Chennai Super Kings, he will fly back home from India on the next day after his NOC timeframe comes to an end. Due to his extended stay in India, the left-arm fast bowler will be able to participate in the home match for Chennai Super Kings against Punjab Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

“We are letting Mustafizur play till May 1. He's coming back on May 2 and will be available from the following day,” remarked Jalal Yunus to the “Daily Star” publication from Bangladesh.

Our concern is Mustafizur Rahman’s fitness, says BCB official

“Mustafizur has nothing to learn from playing in the IPL. Mustafizur's learning process is over. Rather, there are many players in IPL who can learn from him. Bangladesh will not benefit from this. Our concern is Mustafizur's fitness. They want to take 100 percent from him. They don't have a headache about his fitness, but we do. The reason we are bringing back Mustafizur is not just to play in the Zimbabwe series, but if he is brought here, we will plan him with the workload. But that plan won't happen if he's in IPL,” he added.

Moreover, Mustafizur Rahman has played five matches in the IPL 2024 for Chennai Super Kings, picking up 10 wickets at an average of 18.30 with an economy of 9.15. He has played a key role in helping CSK stay in the top half of the points table in the early stages of the tournament.