"Will delete your number": BCB chief lashes out at Mehidy
25 Oct 2019
Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hassan reportedly lost his temper during a team meeting and lashed out at all-rounder Mehidy Hasan.
This was due to Mehidy joining the players' strike ahead of Bangladesh's tour of India.
Nazmul's reaction rattled the spin-bowling all-rounder and his team members.
Here is what reportedly happened during the team meeting.
Nazmul lashes out at Mehidy in team meeting
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Nazmul started the team meeting saying: "Miraz [Mehidy], what have I not done for you, and you didn't pick up my phone call? From today onwards, I will delete your number from my phone."
Bangladesh players call off strike after BCB accepts 11-point demands
Recently, the Bangladesh cricketers had called a strike and wanted their demands to be met by the BCB.
The players had released a 11-point list.
The announcement was made by senior players Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim.
On Wednesday, BCB agreed to most of the players' demands.
"We have no problem to comply with what the players want," said BCB chief Nazmul.
The board promised to resolve all the matters: Shakib
Shakib said he was happy with the outcome. "The board promised to resolve all the matters one by one very soon," Shakib said. "I hope they will do it in the quickest possible time."
Bangladesh to tour India for three T20Is and two Tests
IND vs BAN
The decision came as a relief for the BCB after the strike appeared set to create issues for the month-long tour of India.
The Tigers are scheduled to play three T20I and two Tests, starting on November 3 in Delhi.
India announced the T20I and Test squads to face Bangladesh.
Virat Kohli has been rested for the T20Is.
However, he will lead in Tests.
Bangladesh players need to focus on cricket now: Our take
Bangladesh haven't played a consistent brand of cricket of late and they need to better themselves. India are flying at the moment and Bangladesh will have a tough task. Now with the strike called off, the focus of players need to be cricket.