Nazmul Hasan, the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has slammed the team for not showing great interest in red-ball cricket. For this reason, he feels Bangladesh do not want to play Test Cricket.
Following the team’s recent downfall in the format including a 2-0 series defeat against South Africa, Nazmul stated the unit lacks attitude towards the game. Although Proteas missed on their key players, but still managed to pave the way versus Bangladesh.
“I want to know why we are performing like this in Tests. The coaching staff was giving me examples of four to five Tests and they feel that we can compete in the opening Test but we surrender in the second Test. It happened against Pakistan at home while it was the same in New Zealand and South Africa,”
Defining the problem, the president analyzed that the players are no longer willing to participate in domestic cricket. Due to the tough international schedule, BCB, apart from players’ willingness, says that it cannot play them domestic or else it will have to be stopped.
“The problem is that those who play Test cricket are not taking part in the domestic longer-version cricket and so they don’t have the habit of playing for a long time. Now with the international schedule we have, there is hardly any gap, and so even if we want, we cannot make them play domestic cricket, otherwise, we have to stop domestic cricket,”
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