Sylhet Thunder Captain Andre Fletcher criticized his coach Harchelle Gibbs views on the English of Bangladeshi cricketers, stating that he himself didn’t find any problem to interact with them in English, reports BSS.
As Sylhet ended the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) campaign in frustrating fashion, languishing at the bottom of the table with staggering 11 defeats in 12 games, Flecther was asked whether the language problem, as revealed by Gibbs, created adverse impact on team’s performance.
“I am not the coach. I’ve been with a very good rapport with the guys, they understand me very well. It’s very surprising from him to hear that as a coach. The players as I said is, we have to take responsibility for our game. We can’t blame anyone,” Flecther said on yesterday.
Quite a few days ago, Harchelle Gibbs came up with a statement that a lot of local players don’t understand English well, which made his task tougher one and it reflected on their BBPL campaign also. Fletcher said, whatever it is, the Gibbs statement doesn’t make any sense.s
“I believe the head coach of Bangladesh speaks English, so I think all the Bangladeshi players understand English. So, to make a statement like this doesn’t make any sense to me,” he concluded.