BCB President Nazmul Hasan
Tamim Iqbal's first press conference in months ahead of a crucial ODI series against England at home, which is also part of the World Cup Super League, was expected to focus on cricket. However, the captain ended up addressing his relationship with teammate Shakib Al Hasan, who leads Bangladesh in Tests and T20Is. Prior to Tamim's media appearance on Sunday, the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Nazmul Hasan, spoke openly about the "unhealthy state" of Bangladesh's dressing room, as he indicated, due to the "strained" relationship between Tamim and Shakib. Read more: England Men's Cricket Team Arrives Dhaka for White Ball Series Tamim did not deny the authenticity of the speculation and refrained from playing down the issue, but emphasized that on-field performance takes priority over off-field issues. “When Shakib and I step onto the field wearing the Bangladesh jersey, nothing else holds importance for us. Our sole focus is to represent Bangladesh to the best of our abilities and play with utmost dedication,” he said. The BCB president had attempted to resolve the "dispute" between the two players but found it challenging, he said in the interview with Cricbuzz, a cricket website based in India. There are also rumors of factions emerging in the dressing room centered around Shakib and Tamim, which Tamim denied experiencing before. “I’ve been playing for the Bangladesh team for the last 16 years, and this grouping thing comes up when the Bangladesh team fail to live up to the expectations,” Tamim said. Read more: Will Jacks added to England squad to replace injured Tom Abell “I've heard about rumors of grouping culture in the past, but I have never experienced it in the dressing room. As I was out of the national team for the last six months, I am not aware of any recent emergence of such culture,” he added. The Bangladesh ODI captain responded diplomatically to the repetitive questions, stating that he and Shakib are willing to help each other when needed, particularly in terms of their captaincy roles. Tamim's main priority remains to perform well for Bangladesh and lead the team to success. “This is a special series, and we are focusing to do well,” Tamim replied to one of a few questions about cricket.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is all set to introduce regional cricket bodies, BCB president Nazmul Hasan said after the annual general meeting of the board on Tuesday in Dhaka. BCB was trying for a long time to establish regional cricket bodies, but the initiative remained stuck as there was no provision in BCB’s constitution to form regional cricket associations. “We are all set to form regional cricket bodies,” Nazmul told the reporter after the meeting. “We hope we can finalize the guidelines soon.” Nazmul also said that the board needed to amend the constitution of the board to add a provision so that they can introduce the initiative to establish cricket’s regional association. “Currently, every cricket-related activity is controlled from Dhaka. But once we have the regional cricket bodies, every region will be able to decide what they need to do for the development of regional cricket,” Nazmul added. After the latest development, every division of Bangladesh will get a regional cricket body except Mymensingh which will still be a part of Dhaka division. But Mymensing may have a separate team under their name in the National Cricket League competition, a BCB official confirmed. But a guideline or a framework to form the regional cricket bodies is yet to be finalized. The BCB president said it will take some time for the board to finalize a guideline. He, however, couldn't confirm how much time it would take. Also read: Stokes chosen as England test captain BCB also decided that every club that participates in the divisional cricket events, the premier division, and first, second and third division, will have at least a councillor. Previously, some clubs have more than one councillor and some have no councillorship at all. A councillorship enables a club official to be a part of the general council of the BCB and every councillor has the right to vote or take part in the BCB election. The board has introduced two committees— Bangladesh Tigers and Welfare — in the latest annual general meeting. While the Bangladesh Tigers committee is already operational, the Welfare committee will be announced soon. The Bangladesh Tigers Committee is formed to look after a new bunch of players who are part of the Bangladesh Tigers team, and the Welfare Committee will work for the welfare of cricketers and the other related stakeholders.
Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan is uncertain for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies, BCB president Nazmul Hasan has hinted. Shakib is part of the ODI squad that the cricket board announced for the upcoming series. But there has always been speculation about his participation in this series. Read:“It’s not acceptable”: Shakib on Tigers' batting woes “I knew it before he went to the West Indies,” Nazmul said. “He didn't discuss it with me, but discussed with others. Nazmul also said that Shakib spoke to Jalal Yunus, the chairman of cricket operations, about taking a leave during the ODI series. “Shakib didn't talk about it to the board,” Nazmul added. “I will speak to him soon and will get to know what he actually wants. As of now, he hasn't talked to the board officially, but you can still take it as official.” The three-match ODI series against the West Indies is not a part of the ICC World Cup Super League, which may have prompted the allrounder to skip this series. Read:Shakib wants to see ‘team performance’ Before the ODI series, both the teams will lock horns in a three-match T20I series. Shakib led Bangladesh in the recently concluded two-match Test series that Bangladesh lost without offering any tough challenge.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan has said he anticipates a bright future of the national team as the youngsters displayed specious performance in the just-concluded Bangabandhu T20 Cup.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is working hard to exit the hiatus forced by Covid-19 from March this year. Nazmul Hassan, the president of BCB, on Tuesday, said they are going to host a one-day league including the top cricketers of the country from October 11.
The Sri Lankan Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to reconsider the Covid-19 directives for Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on cricketers quarantine terms as BCB President Nazmul Hasan virtually regrets to tour the Island nation with such tough terms and conditions
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan said the series against Sri Lanka for three Tests is not possible if the hosts do not allow Bangladesh a shorter quarantine period and other facilities that have been sought earlier.
Indian captain Virat Kohli is likely to play in the two-match T20I series between Asia XI and World XI, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan said on Tuesday.