BCB president Nazmul Hasan: On Saturday (April 23), Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan stated that Mustafizur Rahman will play Test cricket if the team requires him.
Mustafizur recently stated that he is not ready to return to Test cricket and that he needs to pick and choose formats in order to extend his career.
The left-arm bowler cleared his position after Cricbuzz reported that the BCB top brass was ready to chat with him about his future in Test cricket.
Mustafizur also claimed that he will meet with BCB President Nazmul to advise him of his situation, but that Nazmul was well aware of everything that was going on.
“First and foremost, let me explain: we have provided the players a format (contract paper) to indicate the format they wish to play.
We have listed those who have declared they desire to play three formats, Test, or two forms (in the national contract accordingly).
Mustafizur didn’t sign up for Tests and didn’t declare he wanted to play them,” Nazmul said to reporters at a city hotel on Saturday.
It makes little difference whether he says yes or no; he’ll have to play if we need him” (Tests). We can call him up for the Sri Lanka series if necessary.
Since his Test debut in 2015, Mustafizur has only played in 14 of Bangladesh’s 39 Tests. Despite his complaints, BCB declined to include the left-arm fast bowler in the Test contract list, and he was left out of seven Tests. For the one-off encounter against Zimbabwe, as well as the two-match Test series against Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa, Bangladesh was without him.
BCB president Nazmul Hasan: Meanwhile, he has said he will speak with the Test squad to check whether they are experiencing any psychological issues. “We used to think we had a problem with fast bowlers, but now we realize the problem is with spinners.” “I had intended to sit with the Test team today, but they were late,” Nazmul explained. “We’ll find out what’s going on in a day or two.” “If there’s a psychological issue, we’ll have to deal with it.”
Published By: Simran Mualni
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