Cricketers are part of our Board , not stuffs: BCB
CRICDOT DESK : The ODI series against Afghanistan ends on Monday. The T20 series will end on March 5. Then there is the tour of South Africa. Bangladesh will play three ODIs and two Tests there.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board wants to get Shakib in all the editions of every series in Bangladesh. Although Shakib himself played the match selectively. Especially Shakib Al Hasan’s reluctance to play Tests for the last few years. Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa in March. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is yet to confirm whether Shakib will play Tests in this tour. Shakib withdrew from the Test series to play in the IPL. But his chances of being in the Test team have been revived as he did not get a team in the franchise event.
Shakib will sit with the board at the end of the current series to discuss and come to a conclusion. Not only the tour of South Africa, but also Shakib’s overall views on Test cricket will be discussed there, said Jalal Yunus, chairman of the Cricket Operations Committee.
National team cricketers are paid by the board. That’s why when cricketers take a break from playing for the national team, criticism of them begins. Critics claim that since cricketers are paid by the board for playing, that is their job. And in order to stay in their job, they have to fulfill their responsibilities in all situations. The chairman of cricket operations was asked whether he had the opportunity to play in the series of his choice as a contracted player of the board.
In reply, Jalal Yunus said that they do not consider Shakib and the contracted cricketers as employees of the board. So even though there are some rules of the central agreement, the board is not in favor of showing extra strictness towards them. On the contrary, the players have the freedom to express their wishes, said Jalal.
Jalal told reporters in Chittagong, ‘BCB is not such an organization. Please do not treat them as our employees. They are also a part of cricket. They are tied to us according to the agreement. However, not all conditions are difficult.