According to Sportstar, Mustafizur will miss the first leg of the cash-rich league anyway, while his participation in a couple of matches depends on whether the BCB gives the go-ahead.
The 21-year old made it clear that he is still not sure whether the BCB will allow him to travel to India for the league due to busy international schedule.
“I have learnt a lot from the IPL, but I don’t think I will be able to make it to the tournament this time around. I am waiting for permission from the board (BCB),” Mustafizur, who is part of the Bangladesh team in their ongoing tour of Sri Lanka, was quoted as saying in Sportstar.
With Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka ending on April 6, the BCB is planning to organise special training camps for the players ahead of the tri-nation series in Ireland from May 12. The team sources at Sunrisers have also confirmed the development.
“He will be missing the first leg, for sure. We are waiting for an official response from the BCB on his availability," a well-placed source said.
It is however, not confirmed whether the defending champion will be looking for a replacement if Mustafizur pulls out.
And, even if the pacer flies down to India, he will only be able to serve the franchise for two weeks. That too, a lot would depend on his fitness.
"I am still not sure whether I will be able to play too many games. Even if I go, I will have to return by the first week of May," the pace bowler said.
Earlier Tigers limited-overs captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza advised Mustafizur to skip the league, keeping the long season in mind.
“I am yet to get back my rhythm, so Mashrafe bhai suggested that I should skip the IPL. I am seriously considering his advice. We have a long season ahead, and it is important that I remain fit,” Mustafizur, who impressed the Indian cricket fans last year with his cutters, said.
Following a remarkable outing in the international arena last season, Mustafizur suffered an injury, for which he had to cut short his English county stint with Sussex.
“I am trying hard to regain the lost touch, but I am still not happy with my performance. Before the Ireland tour, I have to be absolutely ready,” he said.