Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has opted out of T20Is in the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
It was being discussed that Mushfiq wanted to take a rest during the T20I series but selector Habibul Bashar told the media on Monday that he knew nothing about it.
However, the chief selector of the BCB gave different information. Mushfiqur Rahim has said he does not want to play in the upcoming Twenty20 series in Zimbabwe.
Minhazul Abedin confirmed the news to The Business Standard on Monday afternoon. He said Mushfiqur had applied for leave from the T20 series in Zimbabwe for personal reasons.
"Mushfiqur called today and wanted to opt-out from the T20 series against Zimbabwe,'' he said.
Mushfiq will, however, remain available for the Tests and One-Day Internationals
The chief selector said the decision would be taken by the cricket management department of the BCB.
"It is a decision of the cricket management department. Mushfiqur told us this. If the board allows, he will be discharged from the T20 series," he added.
Mushfiqur is having a great time with the bat. The right-handed batsman, who scored an unbeaten 70 in the first Test against Sri Lanka, scored 40 in both the innings of the next Test.
He was then the top scorer of the ODI series against Sri Lanka at home.
Bangladesh is going to tour Zimbabwe after eight long years where they will play a Test, three ODIs, and three T20Is.
The series begins on July 7. Before the opening Test, the tourists will play a two-day practice game on July 3 and 4 but that depends largely on how many days the tourists will have to spend in quarantine.
If they are required to do a five to seven-day quarantine after reaching Zimbabwe on June 29, then the two-day practice game is unlikely to be played.