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BCB tells Hathuru


Published : 26 Feb 2024 08:29 PM
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While the 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket, country’s only franchise cricket tournament at the last stage, the head coach of Bangladesh national team Chandika Hathurusinghe made an objectionable comment with the tournament. 

The remark of Hathurusinghe indicating the BPL a mere fun and does not play any significant role for the development of country’s T20 cricket.

Hathurusinghe, when giving an interview with cricket website ESPNcricinfo told, “A player is playing one tournament and then he is playing another tournament. It is like a circus.” 

“Players will talk about opportunities, but that's not right. People will lose interest. I have lost interest.”   

Hathuru, pointed out so many lacking and the way the BPL is going on does is not helpful for the development of country’s T20 cricket and the comment–‘Circus’ drew the attention of all.

Now the question is - being an appointed coach by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), whether the coach has the right to talk in this way about a tournament organised by the BCB, or his comment is not breaching of the code of conduct.

For last three days it was the talk of the cricket arena and whether the BCB will take any action or serve any show-cause notice to Hathurusinhe is also a big query.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BCB Nizamuddin Sujon, when talking to the Bangladesh Post on Monday told that initially they have talked to the coach Huthuru and advised him to take care before to make any comment.

Sujon said, “We have initial discussion with the coach.  Actually he told us that he did not want to mean anything negative but to explain, ‘the way the BPL is going on does not serve our objective perfectly, we truly want’. The role of the local players should have more useful, they should have on top in all departments, batting bowling and fielding, they should have to play key role.”  

“But, as we think that the way he talked was not decent. Though initially we talked to him but we will talk later on and right now we want to concentrate on the tournament,” Sujon replied to a query.  

Sujon also said that Hauthuru told them (BCB), what he told to the media and what he wanted to mean but that was misinterpreted by the media personnel.

Meanwhile, Hathursinhe told the ESPNcricinfo, "We [Bangladesh] don't have a proper T20 tournament," Hathurusinghe told ESPNcricinfo. "This sounds very odd. When I am watching the BPL, I sometimes turn off the TV. Some players are not even of the [required] class. I have a big issue with the current system. The ICC need to step in. There has to be some regulations. A player is playing one tournament and then he is playing another tournament. It is like a circus. Players will talk about opportunities, but that's not right. People will lose interest. I have lost interest."

"We need to have a tournament where our players can do things like batting in the top three... Bangladesh bowlers bowling in the death," he said. "Where will we learn these things otherwise? We have only one tournament."