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Ban on Nasum set to be lifted

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 5 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed is all set to be freed from a ban imposed on him by Sunamganj District Sports Association in 2015 for not taking part in the National Championship for their team.

 “According to the by-laws, if someone plays in the Sunamganj league, he must represent Sunamganj district team if selected. Nasum was selected to take part in the national cricket championship 2015 for Sunamganj but he preferred to play for Sylhet,” Sunamganj DSA Cricket Secretary Rezwanul Haque Raza told reporters on Wednesday.

 Nasum played the local league for Paramount Club and when he was picked for Sunamganj district team, he refused to represent the team which brought him a lifetime ban.

 Nasum, who made his T20I debut in New Zealand earlier this year, was barred from playing in a local tournament in Sunamganj a few days ago after he didn’t respond in applying to lift his ban.

 The 26-year old was the chief architect behind Bangladesh’s maiden T20 victory over the Aussies as he claimed the career-best 4-19 in their 23-run win in the series opener on Tuesday.

 The stellar performance from Nasum prompted the Sunamganj DSA officials to lift the ban finally.

 “We are going to lift the ban on Nasum. He is a national cricketer, he is our pride. I have already told the Paramount Club to submit an application on his behalf. We’ll lift his ban after receiving the letter in the next meeting,” Raza informed.