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Fizz to play Tests if needed: Papon


Published : 21 May 2022 09:11 PM

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman played Test for the country about a year and a half ago. He is not even in the central contract of this format.

However, there has been a lot of talk recently about his Test involvement.

Especially after the injuries of two fast bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam, the issue of playing Fizz came up loudly. But Mustafiz is currently busy in the Indian Premier League. However, BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon said Mustafiz will also play in Tests if necessary.

On Friday, the BCB chief said, "We gave everyone a chance to choose the format. This does not mean we can’t involve players apart from their chosen format. There is no question that if someone does not want to play, we will accept it. ‘

Nazmul Hasan Papon added, "I also remember - Mustafiz told the media - I will not go to the IPL if I get a chance in the Sri Lanka series. We were talking about the Test then. Did he lie? I saw that his father also cleared this matter. Why are you raising a suspicion by expressing your doubts? '

"He will definitely play if we need him," Papon said of Mustafiz's performance on the West Indies tour. There is no reason to be hesitant about it. Whether we take it or not is a different matter. There is nothing complicated about it. If he is included in the Test team, he will definitely play. ‘