Staff Reporter | Update: 2020-03-03 13:33:09
Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim did not travel to Pakistan for the first time due to security reasons. Despite many attempts at service, BCB failed to find any cause for insecurity.
However, Bangladesh Cricket Board does not want to keep him out of the squad for the tour of Pakistan next April. Therefore, the board is going to take strong action, starting from discussion. This is a different strategy.
It is reported that Mushfiq, who is in a poor position, could not miss the upcoming tour against Zimbabwe in today's match. Even his squad could change in the upcoming Dhaka Premier League. But the right-handed batsman did not bow to these threats.
According to a source in the Bangladesh Cricket Board who is reluctant to be named.
It is learned that board chief Nazmul Hasan Papan appeared in Sylhet on Saturday for the first ODI. After the match, he gave a message to Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin. That is, "Mushfiq will not have a place in the second ODI if he does not agree to visit Pakistan in April."
However, the national team has blown it again. In his position, he said he would not visit Pakistan in any way.
Monday afternoon was the optional practice of Bangladesh team. As usual, Mushfiqur Rahim appeared with some of his teammates. Joined optional practice. There was no way to see him, what a storm had passed over him a while ago.
Head coach Minhajul Abedin Nannu and head coach Russell Domingo called Mushfiq ahead of practice. Some of the board directors were also present. At that meeting, the message of Board President Nazmul Hasan Papan was delivered to Mushfiqur Rahim.
Mushfiq, the main selector since the incident, has never opened. But so much news is not pressed anymore. It spreads very quickly. As a result of the rumor, Mushfiq can play in today's match?
But head coach Russell Domingo has repeatedly tried to convince all sides that today's match is a series fixture. Winning today will be sure to win the series. So, in such a match, Mushfiq has to take on his eleven.
Earlier, Mushfiq had warned from the beginning that he would not visit the country due to security concerns in Pakistan. The BCB chief also said from the beginning that they would respect the wishes of the players. Don't force anyone to go. All was well until the series against Zimbabwe.
But suddenly the attitude of the board president changed. Having made a double century in the lone Test against Zimbabwe, he informed Mushfiq that he would like to visit Pakistan.
Faced with the media, the BCB president himself said, "Mushfiq should go to Pakistan as per the obligations of the agreement."
Meanwhile, today's match is one of Mushfiq's career days. The right-hander has played 217 ODIs so far. Where Bangladesh has won 99 in his side. If he wins his appearance in today's match, he will see a century.
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