Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Tuesday that he had sent an email to coach Stuart Law asking for the reasons behind the team’s abysmal showings in Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh have lost every match they played in so far in the tour to trigger talks of a crisis.
The Tigers are now in serious danger of facing the acrimony of a series whitewash after the Zimbabweans sealed the five-match one-day series with a 5 run win on Tuesday .
‘I have sent an email to Law asking why the team is performing so poorly. I am now awaiting a reply,’ Kamal told New Age on Tuesday while returning from his constituency in Langolkot.
‘It is a shocking result for us. We had been dominating them over the last few years and we expected that trend to continue,’ said a furious Kamal.
The BCB president was understandably unhappy with recent media reports suggesting that the debacle stems from an internal feud between the players.
Skipper Sakib al Hasan and his deputy Tamim Iqbal have been accused of maintaining distance from other players, which reports say is destroying team harmony.
They were reportedly unhappy about the inclusion Mohammad Ashraful in the Test side, though Law and touring selector Habibul Bashar had always vouched for the selection of the former skipper.
The latest reports suggest that Bashar was made persona non grata and it did not take too long thereafter for Ashraful to face the chop as he was left out for Tuesday’s third ODI.
‘We must know the problem because our performance would not have dropped so drastically if everything was going well,’ said Kamal.
‘If we can detect the problem which I am sure we can then hopefully we can turn the table by opting for the right solution,’ he added.
The BCB is expected to discuss the debacle in its board of directors’ meeting on August 20.
Courtesy of New Age