Salauddin expresses anger after Mithun-Raza departed for SA
CRICDOT DESK : Abahani Limited is the most successful team in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) in recent times. Prime Bank put them to a tough test in the title fight last season. This time they formed a strong team under the leadership of coach Salauddin keeping an eye on the title.
But due to the tour of South Africa, Prime Bank has become a dull team. Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, Yasir Rabbi, Shariful and Muminul are going to play for South Africa. The decision of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has further weakened the team.
Salauddin’s top two cricketers Mohammad Mithun and Rezaur Rahman Raja are being taken on a tour of South Africa just to practice.
Salauddin has expressed his displeasure to the media over the issue. “We knew the Test and ODI cricketers would go to South Africa,” he said on Sunday. Unfortunately, Mithun and Raja, who are not in the ODI or Test squad, are being taken away. It’s hard to build a team with six national teams.
Salauddin said no cricketer from outside the squad from another team was being taken to South Africa. Just being taken from their team. He complained that Naeem Sheikh (Abahani) was supposed to go but he was not going. Salauddin questioned why Mithun, who had been out of the national team for six-seven months, was being taken away.
However, Salauddin, the best coach in the country, spoke about the challenge of doing well with the team that is in hand. One foreigner will be able to play in this DPL. Earlier, the BCB had informed that Mithun-Raja was going to South Africa, but they were being taken at the request of the coach.