Jalal Younis, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board's cricket operations, told reporters on Monday that pacer Taskin Ahmed would be banned from playing in the Indian Premier League this season.
Earlier reports suggested that Wright Armor was the first choice to replace the injured Mark Wood for the Lucknow Super Giants, but it seems unlikely that this will be possible unless the BCB changes their mind.
Younes argued that Bangladesh was currently playing against South Africa, so it was impossible to release Taskin from national duties.
"We talked to Taskin and he understood the whole situation," he said. He informed the franchise that he is not playing in the IPL and is available for tour of South Africa and later repatriation.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has in the past faced problems with players preferring the IPL over the national team. Over the years, he has been at loggerheads with all-rounders Shakin Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman. Taskin Ahmed has done well for Bangladesh and is known for his ability to make big seam moves at good pace.
Now that Taskin is out of the picture, it will be difficult for Lucknow to find a similar replacement for Mark Wood as Tierker skills are inherently strong.