Mustafizur off to UK for Sussex debut Friday

Mustafizur off to UK for Sussex debut Friday


Dhaka  – Bangladesh’s left-arm pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman left for UK on Wednesday to join Sussex’s squad for the ongoing NatWest T20 Blast.Mustafizur will play his first match for Sussex against Essex in Chelmsford, on July 21.He will be able to play at least seven matches for the county side in the T20 and one-day competition,UNB News Agency Reported.
Mustafizur planned to depart for UK on July 13, but it was delayed by seven days due to visa issues. He finally got the visa for UK on
Tuesday.With the news of Mustafizur’s arrival, Sussex expressed happiness on their official website ( on July 20.“Sussex Cricket are delighted to announce Mustafizhur Rahman is due to arrive in Hove on Wednesday 20th July ahead of Sussex Sharks NatWest T20 Blast fixture against Essex Eagles at Chelmsford,” the English side said on its website.“The Bangladeshi international will be available for the remainder NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup competitions,” it added.Sussexccc (<>) twitted with the 20-year old Mustafizur’s photos saying,“Hey @BCBtigers fans – look who has joined @SussexCCC for the rest of #Blast16. It’s only @Mustafiz90!”Returning from a triumphant Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with multiple leg injuries, Mustafizur worked on his fitness in Dhaka for
nearly a month after which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) medical staff passed him fit.Sussex signed Mustafizur as their second overseas player, after New Zealand’s Ross Taylor, for 2016, in March.Schedule of Mustafizur’s matches for Sussex Date & Time (BDST) Match Format Against

July 21 (12:00am) T20 Essex

July 22 (11:30pm) T20 Surrey

July 24 (4:00pm) One-day Gloucestershire
July 27 (7:00pm) One-day Hampshire
July 28 (11:30pm) T20 Glamorgan
July 30 (4:30pm) One day Somerset
August 2 (6:30pm) One day Kent


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