The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan lashed out on skipper Mominul Haque and coach Russell Domingo after West Indies clinched the Test sequence 2-0 on Sunday. Rahkeem Cornwall scalped 4 whereas Jomel Warrican and Kraigg Braithwaite bagged three wickets every to bundle out Bangladesh within the second Test and win the match by 17 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. Last week, Soumya Sarkar had changed injured Shakib Al Hasan for the second Test towards the West Indies. Hassan wasn’t happy with this resolution and slammed the coach and the skipper for selecting Sarkar for the second Test.
“When Shakib was injured, I had [board directors] Akram [Khan], [Khaled Mahmud] Sujon, [Ismail Haider] Mallick, [chief selector Minhajul Abedin] Nannu and [selector Habibul Bashar] Sumon in entrance of me,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Hassan as saying.
“I gave them 4 or 5 choices. My first alternative was Mahmudullah Riyad, after which Mosaddek [Hossain], Mahedi [Hasan] and the fourth possibility was Soumya [Sarkar]. They [captain Haque and coach Russell Domingo] chosen Soumya,” he added.
Bangladesh skipper Haque mentioned the hosts required an all-rounder instead of Shakib and defended his resolution of choosing Sarkar for the second Test.
“Shakib bhai’s absence threw off our mixture. I wanted a batsman who might bowl medium-pace,” mentioned Haque.
“I went with Soumya as a result of he’s an skilled participant, and has been taking part in ODIs just lately too. These issues come up while you lose a sport, and it will have been a unique story if we had gained,” he added.
BCB chief Hassan mentioned Haque and Domingo insisted that that they had just one alternative (Sarkar) and did not point out some other names.
“I nonetheless went forward and personally known as Mahmudullah, who instructed me he had again ache. Mosaddek was in Abu Dhabi. We tried, however they [Haque and Domingo] had just one alternative. They did not point out some other names,” mentioned Hassan.
Bangladesh did not chase down the goal of 231 on the fourth day of the second Test. Following the win, West Indies secured the sequence 2-0.
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