The BPL 2024 has started with 8 games already being played. In this edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Pakistan’s young right-handed batter, Mohammad Haris was set to play for the Chattogram Challengers franchise, but his country’s cricket board (PCB) denied a NOC (No-objection certificate). That means he will not feature in any of the games in the BPL 2024. We will talk about it in detail and give you all the information regarding this. So don’t go anywhere.
Mohammad Haris was a part of the Chattogram franchise
Earlier, Chattogram Challengers signed the 22-year-old for the BPL 2024. But later, he found out that the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) denied a NOC to participate in the BPL 2024.
The reason behind not an approval of NOC
The PCB hasn’t granted Mohammad Haris an NOC because he played in two overseas tournaments from July 2023 to July 2024. The PCB only allowed their players to play in two overseas T20 tournaments in a certain period. And Mohammad Haris has already played out in those tournaments in that period.
Haris played in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) for B-Love Kandy and in Global T20 Canada for Surrey Jaguars in July-August last year.
Mohammad Haris arrived early in Bangladesh
Mohammad Haris arrived early in the country to prepare for the BPL 2024. Later, he discovered that the PCB had not given the NOC.
Mohammad Haris thanked the franchise and the BCB for this opportunity
Mohammad Haris thanked the Chattogram Challengers team management and the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) for this opportunity. Also, he said it was unfortunate not to play in this year’s BPL and will hopefully join the team next year.
He said – “Thank you, Chattogram team management and the BCB for taking care of me and giving me this opportunity,” I also flew in on time to prepare myself to give some great games to my fans in Bangladesh. Unfortunately, my NOC was not issued. Hence, I will not play any games.”
“I knew my team needed me. Hopefully, I will join them next year. I will miss playing the BPL.” – Mohammad Haris added.
Chattogram Challengers performance in BPL 2024 till now
Till now, Chattogram Challengers has played 3 games and won 2. They won their first game against Sylhet Sixers before losing to Khulna Tigers. Chattogram made a comeback in the third game and won against Durdanto Dhaka by 6 wickets. Their next game will be against Fortune Barishal on June 27 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.
Right now, Chattogram Challengers are placed at No. 2 in the points table with 4 points and a net run rate (NRR) of +0.250. Khulna Tigers are placed at No. 1 with 4 points and with an NRR of +0.832.
So this is the news regarding Mohammad Haris non-approval of NOC by the PCB. Chattogram Challengers will miss his services this year. But they will hope that Haris will join them next year.
Chattogram Challengers have started well? But what do you think? Will Haris’ absence make an impact on the team’s performance? Or will the franchise do well without him as well? Comment down your predictions and opinions below.
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1. When was the last time Mohammad Haris played his last game in professional cricket?
Mohammad Haris played his last game in professional cricket on December 09, 2023. It was a domestic T20 match and Haris played for Peshawar against Abbottabad. His last international game was an ODI against Sri Lanka on September 14, 2023.
2. Has the Chattogram franchise ever won a BPL title?
No. The franchise is yet to win a BPL title.
3. Who has the most wickets and most runs for Chattogram Challengers till now in BPL 2024?
Till now, Najibullah Zadran has scored the most runs for Chattogram Challengers in BPL 2024. He has scored 117 runs in 3 innings with an outstanding strike rate of almost 165.
As far as the wickets, Al-Amin Hossain has the most wickets for Chattogram till now in BPL 2024. He has picked up 4 wickets in 3 games with an average of 19.25.