Mustafizur Rahman will fly off to London on Wednesday morning after he finally received the UK visa on Tuesday afternoon in Dhaka. This means he is now available for Sussex’s NatWest T20 Blast game against Hampshire on July 21.
He can now play at least seven games for the county side in the T20 and one-day competition apart from their qualification to the knockout stages.
Mustafizur’s departure had been delayed by eight days after he was supposed to leave on July 13. But due to visa delays, he had to wait in Dhaka. During this time, he worked on his fitness.
He had returned to Dhaka from the IPL with multiple leg injuries. The recovery took nearly a month after which the BCB doctors and physios passed him fit. While there was some reluctance from Mustafizur himself with the Sussex stint during his first IPL campaign, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha said that a season in England will help him immensely.
In March this year, Mustafizur had signed a deal with Sussex to play the domestic T20 and one-day competitions.
Sussex are currently third from bottom in the South group of the T20 competition while in the one-day tournament, they are right at the bottom of the South group.