People Are Making Constant Attempts To Sabotage India Tour, Claims BCB Chief
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan has claimed that there are constant attempts from certain sections to sabotage Bangladesh’s tour of India. The BCB supremo has alleged that the recent strike by the players was also an extension of the same.
The Tigers are scheduled to play three T20Is followed by two Test matches starting from November 3 (Sunday). Meanwhile, the players recently called for a strike against the apex body bringing 11-point demand to raise the standard of the game in the country.
However, the players called off the strike after Bangladesh Cricket Board agreed to their demands of better pay package at the international and first-class level days. Nazmul Hasan seemed agitated while addressing the media on the same.Bangladesh Cricket Team. Credits – Twitter
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“You people (media) haven’t yet seen anything about the India tour. Just wait and watch. If I am saying that I had specific information that this was a conspiracy to sabotage India tour, then you should believe me,” Hasan told the country’s premier Bengali daily ‘Prothom Aalo’ in an interview.
Explaining in detail, Nazmul Hasan took reference out of Tamim Iqbal’s pull out citing wife’s pregnancy. BCB President revealed that Tamim earlier wanted to skip only the last Test match of the series to stay with his wife due to emergency. But now, the veteran cricketer has pulled out of the entire tour.Tamim Iqbal. Credit Getty
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“Tamim had initially told me that he will only skip the second Test (in Kolkata from November 22-26) for the birth of his second child. However, after the meeting with players, Tamim comes to my room and said, he wants to opt-out of the whole tour. I asked him ‘why so?’ but he simply said he won’t go,” Hasan revealed.
Bangladesh will reach New Delhi on Wednesday for the first T20I at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on November 3. But Nazmul Hasan feels more players will pull out of the tour in the 11th hour. He also has scheduled a meeting with skipper Shakib Al Hasan to talk over the same.Nazmul Hasan (R) with Shakib Al Hasan. Credit: Roton Gomes
“Now after this, I won’t be surprised if I find that someone else pulls out at the eleventh hour when we would be left with no other options. I have called Shakib to have a chat. Now if he also pulls out, where do I even find a captain? I might have to change the whole combination. What do I even do with these players,” Nazmul concluded.