Sri Lanka Cricket(Photo credit: SLC Twitter)
Sri Lanka Cricket(Photo credit: SLC Twitter)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will not provide NOC to their cricketers to participate in the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.

There are total 9 players Sri Lankan players which were picked by various franchises and all of them are looking for a replacement. Fortune Barisal already has announced that West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will replace Danushka Gunathilaaka.

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There were 9 Sri Lanka players which were picked by BPL teams

Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Media, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Parera, Thisara Parera, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Seekkuge Prasanna, and Isuru Udana are other Sri Lanka who were picked by 6 BPL franchises.

“As contracted by SLC due to their FTP commitments, they will not release their cricketers during BPL,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury confirmed to Cricbuzz on Saturday.

Earlier Sri Lanka also released strict guidelines for retired players as they need to inform 3 months prior to their retirement announcement and they need to fulfill various clauses to get a NOC to play an overseas league.

“Most of the member countries don’t encourage players [to play in their franchise league] without an NOC. We don’t accept any player to play in our leagues – especially since it’s been sanctioned by the ICC – without an NOC,” de Silva said. “They need to first get approval from their respective boards. Even if it’s a retired player.” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva told ESPNcricinfo

“Because a retired play can get involved in [other] tournaments that are not sanctioned by the ICC. In the event that happens, member boards may [at their discretion] not allow those players to take part in their own leagues.

“If we find out a player has taken part in an unsanctioned tournament, we will take disciplinary action against them. For example, we won’t let them be involved in the administration at Sri Lanka Cricket. So, before they go, they [the players] should know it’s a tournament sanctioned by the ICC and that’s why they need an NOC from the respective boards.” he further added.

BPL 2022 will begin on January 21 and the final is scheduled to play on February 18. The six teams are Barishal, Chattogram, Cumilla, Dhaka, Khulna, and Sylhet.

Dhaka, Sylhet, and Chattogram are the three venues that will host 36 matches in the event.

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