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KKR Approached Taskin Ahmed For IPL 2024, Star Pacer Denied Due To This Reason

image-lqx8s3n0KKR approached Taskin Ahmed for IPL 2024 deal [PC: X]

Bangladeshi pace bowler Taskin Ahmed was approached by Kolkata Knight Riders for the forthcoming 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) ahead of the mini-auction back in December.

Undoubtedly, players from around the world eagerly wait for an opportunity to play in the glamorous Indian T20 tournament, the IPL. However, despite getting multiple opportunities, Taskin has been denied a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and travels to play in the cash-rich league.

It's not a new thing and we have seen many Bangladeshi players ruling out from IPL years after years for the very same reason. It was no different for Taskin, who is currently on his way to recovery from his shoulder injury which he picked up during the ODI World Cup in India.

The 28-year-old could not play the two-match Test series at home against New Zealand and the following white-ball return tour away from home. He is now eyeing to regain full fitness and make his comeback in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League which is scheduled to start from January 19.

In a recent outing in the media, the right arm pacer confirmed that there were multiple offers to play in the IPL 2024 but BCB was not ready to give him permission to follow up with any of the deals.

"Actually, the opportunity came three times ( from IPL teams) and I missed the opportunity this time too. It feels a bit disheartening because every player wishes to participate in all franchise leagues. Offers come from different leagues, not just IPL," Taskin said to the media.

IPL is likely to start from March 22 and will run until the second half of May. Whereas, Bangladesh are going to play Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in multiple formats and that might be the reason BCB does not want to risk Taskin, who is an integral part of the Bangladeshi setup.

"The board actually does not want to give permission whenever any offer comes for various reasons. Sometimes there are series and sometimes it's because of my health issues. I have spoken to the board this time too, they said they will think about it. But I definitely don't like to miss such franchise leagues. Everyone wants to play and so do I," Taskin concluded.

Taskin was also previously denied by BCB when Lucknow Super Giants wanted him to sign as Mark Wood’s replacement in IPL 2022. With the way things are going forward with various individuals around the world giving up national duties, those days are not far when we might see cricketers from this part of the world, including someone like Taskin doing the same.