Veteran Bangladeshi batter Mushfiqur Rahim discovered himself in scorching soup after receiving summons from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after his latest outbursts in interviews concerning him being rested from the three-match T20I collection in opposition to Pakistan which went underway in Dhaka right this moment, Nov 19.
Rahim, who was a part of the Bangladesh squad of the latest T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE, was not named within the Tigers’ squad for the 20-over match collection in opposition to Babar Azam and co. on the Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The official cause cited for his omission was that he was rested as claimed by chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
“To be honest I haven’t reached the stage when I have to tell someone that I need rest. I am definitely available. Why won’t I be? I obviously had a disappointing World Cup. I needed an opportunity to bounce back. I was asked if I was available, to which I said of course I am available. But I was told that the selection committee, team management, head coach and team director took a collective decision to drop me,” Mushfiqur Rahim informed Channel 24.
Mushfiqur made 144 runs at 20.57 with one half-century within the T20 World Cup whereas not wanting notably off form.
We Had A Good Chat: Akram Khan On BCB’s Meeting With Mushfiqur Rahim
The high brass of the Bangladesh Cricket Board determined to name the senior cricketer for a gathering which included BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan, chief government Nizamuddin Chowdhury, and disciplinary committee chairman Sheikh Sohel and media committee chairman Jalal Younis. Mushfiqur was handed a letter as properly, which BCB mentioned was not a show-cause letter by any means.
“We gave him a letter, so that we could meet and talk about his recent interviews. He came at 6pm. I was there, along with Jalal bhai, Sohel bhai and the CEO. We had a good chat. We wanted to remove any misunderstanding between him and the selectors. It wasn’t a show cause,” Akram Khan informed ESPNCricinfo.
On the opposite hand, Bangladesh began the collection on a nasty observe, dropping the primary T20I to Pakistan regardless of decreasing them to 24/4 in a chase of a below-par 128-run goal.
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