The primary signal of the controversy got here to the fore when Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of the Superstars, turned up over 25 minutes late for the toss. Based on ESPNCricinfo, the toss was held up as a result of the duo didn’t submit their NOC papers, regardless of having been knowledgeable to take action over every week in the past.
BCB is believed to have acquired the papers after Mushfiqur gained the toss and elected to area however earlier than the beginning of play, forcing the Superstars into contemplating the inclusion of the pair within the enjoying XI. Tamim Iqbal, the opposition captain, was left fuming on the improvement as the unique group-sheet did not function the aforementioned gamers.
Ultimately, the match acquired underway with the Superstars leaving out each Bopara and Cobb, and enjoying simply two abroad gamers.