The president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hassan BCB President Criticises Mominul Haque and coach Russell Domingo after their humiliating 2-0 Test loss against West Indies. The visitors won the second Test by 17 runs thanks to the exceptional bowling stint by the West Indies’ bowlers. Rahkeem Cornwall bagged four while Kraigg Braithwaite and Jomel Warrican clinched three wickets each to dismantle the hosts.
BAN vs WI: BCB President Criticises Mominul Haque
Soumya Sarkar replaced Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the second Test against West Indies. President Nazmul Haasan was left unimpressed with this switch and lashed out on skipper and coach for opting for Sarkar in 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 front of me,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Hassan as saying. “I gave them four or five options. My first choice was Mahmudullah Riyad, and then Mosaddek [Hossain], Mahedi [Hasan] and the fourth option was Soumya [Sarkar]. They [captain Haque and coach Russell Domingo] selected Soumya,” he added.
Bangladesh captain Haque stated that the home team were in a need of an all-rounder in place of Shakib as he defended his decision of choosing Sarkar for the second Test.
“Shakib bhai’s absence threw off our combination. I needed a batsman who could bowl medium-pace,” said Haque. “I went with Soumya because he is an experienced player, and has been playing ODIs recently too. These things come up when you lose a game, and it would have been a different story if we had won,” he added.
BCB chief Hassan said Haque and Domingo insisted that they had only one choice (Sarkar) and didn’t mention any other names. “I still went ahead and personally called Mahmudullah, who told me he had back pain. Mosaddek was in Abu Dhabi. We tried, but they [Haque and Domingo] had only one choice. They didn’t mention any other names,” said Hassan.