There was ruckus in Bangladesh team
Bangladesh has announced its team for the ODI World Cup 2023 and there has been controversy over it. This time the team has not given place to Tamim Iqbal, hence many questions are being raised. Shakib Al Hasan will captain Bangladesh in the World Cup. It has been claimed in many reports that there was an altercation between captain Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal regarding the selection, after which it was decided to keep them out.
According to the local media of Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal had informed the board that he is not completely fit and will not be able to play the entire World Cup. In such a situation, he had talked about availability of only 5 matches, although captain Shakib Al Hasan did not agree on this. The report claims that Shakib had prohibited this and said that a player who is not completely fit should not get a place in the team.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) September 26, 2023
On Monday itself, a meeting was held at the house of Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hossain, in which Shakib Al Hasan and the team coach were also present. It was there that Shakib Al Hasan had said that if a half-fit player is taken to the World Cup, he will not captain. After this the board had to accept the captain’s advice and Tamim Iqbal was kept out of the team. Not only this, it is claimed that team manager Nafees Iqbal, who is the brother of Tamim Iqbal, has also been removed.
This kind of controversy has taken place in the Bangladesh team before a big tournament like the World Cup, hence it can have an impact on the performance. Bangladesh team can reach India by 27th September, recently it has lost the series to New Zealand at home.
Bangladesh’s schedule in the World Cup:
- 29 September, vs Sri Lanka (warm up match)
- October 2, vs England (warm-up match)
- October 4, vs not decided yet
- 7 October, vs Afghanistan
- 10 October, vs England
- 13 October, vs New Zealand
- 19 October, vs India
- 24 October, vs Bangladesh
- October 28, vs. Netherlands
- 31 October, vs Pakistan
- 6 November, vs Sri Lanka
- 11 November, vs Australia