A shoulder injury to Bangladesh’s star pacer Mustafizur Rahman has ruled him out of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) . Rahman, who was supposed to represent the Lahore Qalandars in the first edition of the PSL, was injured during the second T20I against Zimbabwe on January 17th. If sources are to be believed, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) won’t be allowing Rahman to participate in the tournament.

Rahman has been a vital cog in the resurgence of Bangladesh as a fierce ODI side. The left arm pacer wrecked havoc on the Indians and South Africans in mid 2015 with his bowling displays. He had a stellar outing against India as he made a mockery out of the reputed Indian batting lineup. With the Asia Cup T20 and the all important T20 World Cup just around the corner, the Bangladeshis would be hoping that Rahman recovers quickly in time for both the marquee events.

“We are hopeful that he can be ready for the Asia Cup T20s,” Jalal Yunus, the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) media committee chairman said. “We want him to be fit for the two major T20 tournaments coming up which includes the World T20.”

“Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are all supposed to be flying off to the UAE tonight to play in the PSL. Five Bangladesh players are in the IPL auction. If they get picked and are fit at the time, they will play in the IPL. BCB have no issues with such things,” Yunus said.

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