Bangladesh news September 5, 2011

Shakib and Tamim stripped of leadership roles

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Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have been axed as Bangladesh captain and vice-captain respectively following the side's dismal performance on the recent tour of Zimbabwe. Their replacements have not yet been named.

"Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have been relieved of captaincy and vice-captaincy as their leadership was not satisfactory," Jalal Yunus, the BCB media director, told AFP. "They failed to lead the side during the tour. There are reports of indiscipline against Shakib. In certain areas, Tamim breached discipline. He argued with the head coach.

"We thought they could improve their behaviour, but now we have no choice other than [to take] a hard line. We took this decision after receiving reports from the different people on tour."

Bangladesh were expected to prevail against Zimbabwe, who were making their Test return after five years out of the format, but slid to an embarrassing 130-run loss in the only Test in Harare. The defeat came after Tamim claimed that Zimbabwe's opening bowlers, Kyle Jarvis and Brian Vitori, were ordinary. Vitori and Jarvis chipped in with four-wicket hauls as Zimbabwe completed victory. Bangladesh's misery continued in the five-match ODI series that followed, as they went down 0-3 before winning the dead rubbers. The tour was Stuart Law's first assignment as Bangladesh's new coach.

The BCB reacted to the loss by launching a probe to evaluate the team's performance.

Monday's announcement ended Shakib's eventful but troubled time in charge of the side. Despite being one of Bangladesh's best players, and among the top-ranked allrounders in the game, Shakib's off-field actions seemed to adversely affect his relationship with the BCB.

When he was asked to take over as captain "permanently but on a series-to-series basis", Shakib refused, a stance that did not go down well with the board. He led Bangladesh through a roller-coaster World Cup campaign where victories against England and Ireland came alongside embarrassing reversals against West Indies, South Africa and India. On the whole, Bangladesh did not live up to the expectations that followed their 4-0 triumph against New Zealand that preceded the World Cup.

Shakib also had an uneasy relationship with the new selection panel, headed by former captain Akram Khan. Shakib said he was not consulted before the 15-man squad for Zimbabwe was picked, while Akram insisted he was.

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  • mrgupta on September 8, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    @Bang_La: I hope you are aware that after playing same number of tests that Bangladesh has played till now India's win-loss record was atleast 4 times better. Infact Bangladesh's record among all test playing nations when they had played 60 odd tests is the worst. Don't compare to India of 1930s, 40s and 50s because we were either under colonial rule or just became independent and had no budget or support for Cricket unlike BD who enjoyed services of experienced foreign coaches and big money to support Cricket. It was only after 1982 that Cricket got the recognition, money and Fan following in India.

  • hasib9 on September 8, 2011, 3:36 GMT

    If Mushfiq becomes the captain, I will quit watching cricket.

  • on September 7, 2011, 21:32 GMT

    unbeliveable........who else will perform without shakib and tamim?bangladesh cricket is not reached in such a level that they can get right replecment.if they dont come out from their decission it will be too bad for bd cricket.former captain masud and mahmud said this decession is right .can u pls see ur performance how nicely u guys played(too bad).shakib and tamim both the player can change a game.they can make impossibe to poosible...bangladesh team never had a player like shakib and tamim .if u think u guys will get the replecement it will be never happend .

  • dulabhai on September 7, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    Guys..this is all part of politics. Two years ago Shakib has an argument with the BCB boss (AHM Mustafa Kamal) at a prize giving ceremony. He has just taken his revenge now. This is what you get when you have a politician running an org like BCB. BD cricket will not improve until govt stops appointing political figures to run BCB.

  • on September 7, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    WHAT A PATHETIC DECISSION, WHY DON'T BCB UNEDERSTDAND THEY R NOT THE WORLD ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS, THIS IS HOW THEY WILL PERFORM ANYWAY, REGARDLES OF WHO IS LEADING. I THINK SHAKIB IS THE ONLY CHOICE THEY HAVE NOW.

  • Bang_La on September 7, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    @DINESHCC, when we look at India, we look whole 75 or more years of playing cricket with their dismal records, knee-jerking batsmen, lower than average bowling. Don't just open mouth without knowing facts. Its still what Gavaskar narrated "Why me?" attitude of the Indian cricketers other than playing IPL for big money.

  • JS82 on September 6, 2011, 22:13 GMT

    Instead of finding scapegoats for failures, BCB should work on fixing their own faults. Bangladesh still does not have a proper competitive first class structure & decent pitches. If they set up a good first class system on good pitches the rewards will come automatically.

    Sakib should just take this setback as a challenge and work extra hard to show the BCB folks that he is truly the only world class player Bangladesh has.

  • Exfactor44 on September 6, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    Bangladesh are facing the same problem as the West Indies were with Chris Gayle at the helm. When 9/11 players in your team are not performing there is only so much a Captain can do to change that.

    Naturally, rather than realise that the majority of their team wouldn't make it into a county seconds side Bangladesh instead fire the Captain.

    If I were Shakib I'd probably be at the end of my tether as well. How frustrated must he be to be the guy who is continually having to be the face of (and take the blame for) a team that is, with only a couple of exceptions, a really poor team and that has only occasionally promised to go anywhere. I really do feel for him.

  • on September 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    What a joke BCB is, at the moment. Both Tamim and Shakib are best players of the team; they certainly deserve better treatment. This step by the BCB will hurt Bangladesh, mainly due to the psychological impact on Tamim and Shakib. Honestly, the panic button was pressed far too quickly in this case. Bangladesh are a young team, and need time and patience to grow. All the good work under Shakib's leadership would be undone now. Yet growth is expected for the Bangladeshi cricket? Too much, I say.

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    this is a very good decision..........bcoz they misbehav with coach & team management...........this is a message for a future player and captain......whatever they are ......they should follow the terms and regulation of their board.

  • mrgupta on September 8, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    @Bang_La: I hope you are aware that after playing same number of tests that Bangladesh has played till now India's win-loss record was atleast 4 times better. Infact Bangladesh's record among all test playing nations when they had played 60 odd tests is the worst. Don't compare to India of 1930s, 40s and 50s because we were either under colonial rule or just became independent and had no budget or support for Cricket unlike BD who enjoyed services of experienced foreign coaches and big money to support Cricket. It was only after 1982 that Cricket got the recognition, money and Fan following in India.

  • hasib9 on September 8, 2011, 3:36 GMT

    If Mushfiq becomes the captain, I will quit watching cricket.

  • on September 7, 2011, 21:32 GMT

    unbeliveable........who else will perform without shakib and tamim?bangladesh cricket is not reached in such a level that they can get right replecment.if they dont come out from their decission it will be too bad for bd cricket.former captain masud and mahmud said this decession is right .can u pls see ur performance how nicely u guys played(too bad).shakib and tamim both the player can change a game.they can make impossibe to poosible...bangladesh team never had a player like shakib and tamim .if u think u guys will get the replecement it will be never happend .

  • dulabhai on September 7, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    Guys..this is all part of politics. Two years ago Shakib has an argument with the BCB boss (AHM Mustafa Kamal) at a prize giving ceremony. He has just taken his revenge now. This is what you get when you have a politician running an org like BCB. BD cricket will not improve until govt stops appointing political figures to run BCB.

  • on September 7, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    WHAT A PATHETIC DECISSION, WHY DON'T BCB UNEDERSTDAND THEY R NOT THE WORLD ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS, THIS IS HOW THEY WILL PERFORM ANYWAY, REGARDLES OF WHO IS LEADING. I THINK SHAKIB IS THE ONLY CHOICE THEY HAVE NOW.

  • Bang_La on September 7, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    @DINESHCC, when we look at India, we look whole 75 or more years of playing cricket with their dismal records, knee-jerking batsmen, lower than average bowling. Don't just open mouth without knowing facts. Its still what Gavaskar narrated "Why me?" attitude of the Indian cricketers other than playing IPL for big money.

  • JS82 on September 6, 2011, 22:13 GMT

    Instead of finding scapegoats for failures, BCB should work on fixing their own faults. Bangladesh still does not have a proper competitive first class structure & decent pitches. If they set up a good first class system on good pitches the rewards will come automatically.

    Sakib should just take this setback as a challenge and work extra hard to show the BCB folks that he is truly the only world class player Bangladesh has.

  • Exfactor44 on September 6, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    Bangladesh are facing the same problem as the West Indies were with Chris Gayle at the helm. When 9/11 players in your team are not performing there is only so much a Captain can do to change that.

    Naturally, rather than realise that the majority of their team wouldn't make it into a county seconds side Bangladesh instead fire the Captain.

    If I were Shakib I'd probably be at the end of my tether as well. How frustrated must he be to be the guy who is continually having to be the face of (and take the blame for) a team that is, with only a couple of exceptions, a really poor team and that has only occasionally promised to go anywhere. I really do feel for him.

  • on September 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    What a joke BCB is, at the moment. Both Tamim and Shakib are best players of the team; they certainly deserve better treatment. This step by the BCB will hurt Bangladesh, mainly due to the psychological impact on Tamim and Shakib. Honestly, the panic button was pressed far too quickly in this case. Bangladesh are a young team, and need time and patience to grow. All the good work under Shakib's leadership would be undone now. Yet growth is expected for the Bangladeshi cricket? Too much, I say.

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    this is a very good decision..........bcoz they misbehav with coach & team management...........this is a message for a future player and captain......whatever they are ......they should follow the terms and regulation of their board.

  • G.Vinoth on September 6, 2011, 15:24 GMT

    This is not fair... Shakib & Tamim has provided many valuable contribution to the team. This is not how they should treat them for the loss of 1 series...

  • Stark62 on September 6, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    It may be the right decision because your best players may not be the best choice for captaincy.

    Look at Tendulkar, he is a magnificent batsmen and one of the best through out history but also a very poor captain.

  • Choudury on September 6, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    What a bunch of jokers! Shows how BCB is run by people who never played a game of cricket. For an emerging team, the most important thing is consistency and continuity. First they got rid of Siddons, now Shakib. Seems Bangladesh is following Pakistan model.

  • on September 6, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    This is not good for Bangladesh cricket ... Is Bangladesh is going in the same way Pakistan is going ... ? Everyone knows how Pakistan cricket is affected by the cold war between players & officials ... It is undoubtful that Shakib is the finest all rounder Bangladesh had ever produced ... These type of decisions affect badly on players ... BCB had to keep faith on their captain & players ...

  • STARFISH14 on September 6, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    BCB should name an interim captain until mashrafe mortaza is back coz mortaza is the only player in bangladesh who can captain them admirably.

  • on September 6, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    I don't know if the BCB have any alternative if Mashrafi cannot come back to international cricket soon. They should have thought more before taking this decision

  • on September 6, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    How about MR ASHARFULL !!!!!! He is known as the best cricketer and cricketing genius of Bangladesh............who is capable in performing a 50 after 10 or 15 matches... I bet BCB will choose him as captain.......wow !!!! cricketing geniuses of BCB !!!!

  • on September 6, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    This is just plain politics.

  • on September 6, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    i don't think this is a poor decision. it's the signal for youngster. whatever it is players have to maintain discipline.

  • DINESHCC on September 6, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    IMRAN1970: WHY THERE IS A FIGHT BETWEEN INDIA AND BANGLADESH WHEN THE TOPIC DISCUSSED ABOUT BANGLADESH AND ZIMBABWE. INDIA HAD ONLY ONE BAD SERIES, WHEREAS BANGLADESH HAD ONLY ONE GOOD SERIES WITH WEST INDIES (B TEAM). WHY THERE IS A COMPARISION BETWEEN BANGLADESH AND INDIA. AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL, BANGLADESH HAVE TWO TOP CLASS PLAYERS, ONE IS SHAKIB AND OTHER ONE IS TAMIM. BUT THEY WERE STRIPED OFF THEIR CAPTAINCIES BY BCB WHICH IS NOT GOOD FOR BANGLADESH CRICKET.

  • jamesabir on September 6, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    The decision is good in that sense they these two guys didn't have their feet on the ground, so they needed to be disciplined......but the decision is bad in another sense that v lack new leadership.....there is no consistent performer to fill in their shoes. Mushfiq's own performance will deteriorate if he is given this extra job. He is n't that tough mentally.

  • on September 6, 2011, 12:00 GMT

    Good brave decision from BCB. I am impressed. Now it is turn to select Mushfiqur as the new captain. I am not sure who would be a good vice captain but lets wait and see.

  • on September 6, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    very bad decision.... BCB should change their decision..........

  • cric_fan12 on September 6, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    Hahaha..they waited to see how Pakistan fared against Zimbabwe before firing their captain and his deputy..

  • on September 6, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    I can't believe this.......... Just take a look at his records as captain, batsman, bowler. His role can never be forgotten. The second highest no. of runs in ODIs, third highest no. of wickets, highest percentage of wins as ODI captain, second highest wicket-taker in tests, 3 hundreds as ODI captain of bangladesh........................ the list never ends. A big blow to Bangladesh cricket without doubt.

  • imran1970 on September 6, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    Harish Saran: They are atleast better than your india team and talks less than Ravi Shastri.

  • cricinme on September 6, 2011, 10:10 GMT

    Not a good decision for BD cricket. The government should sack the board now.

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    Far too many people have been far too critical about Bangladesh for far too long now. Tamim Iqbal is the only batsman in international cricket to have regularly put England's bowling attack to the sword in the past couple of years, while Shakib is a world-class all-rounder & Rahim, Mahmudullah & Mortaza have all shown glimpses of genuine class. The problem is that Bangladesh have *never* had a settled team: perhaps if the selectors were to stop chopping & changing every two or three games, the players who feel that their places are under perpetual threat would lose their fear of failure & start performing as a cohesive unit. One thing's for sure: Bangladesh certainly have a lot more guts, fight & spirit than the utterly spineless Indian team we're currently thrashing over in England. In five years' time, expect Tamim, Shakib et al to be winning matches consistently & for Bangladesh to be challenging the top five or six teams in the world on a regular basis...

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    This is ridiculous. Shakib is the best all rounder. He should not have sacked. This will surely make an impact on the players performance.

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    very very very very bad decision! now we are back to the place where we were 12 yeas back :/ don't have a clue where this is going!

  • on September 6, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    fantastic work has been done by BCB.......

  • on September 6, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    Is there any alternative without Sakib!!!!! So why BCB did such decision...

  • poderdubdubdub on September 6, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    One thing Bangladesh stop, talking tall.

  • Chrishan on September 6, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    @reyme: "BD did not do too bad during the last 2 years both in ODI and in Test"... erm in 2010 and 2011 Bangladesh has played 8 Tests and lost all 8. They have a win percentage of 33% in ODIs. If you consider winning 1 out of ever 3 ODIs good, then yes Bangladesh is having a phenomenal year. Let's be honest giving Bangladesh test status was a commercial move rather than for making the game better.

  • Velacopa on September 6, 2011, 8:00 GMT

    Hay! hay! hay! this is the poor decisions they made once again. Actually we should change our BCB and their committee, they don't have fartile brain to develop Bangladesh Cricket, changing captain will not give you the dreaming result, this people only espect best from the team while sending unprepared to Zim. Sakib-Tamin still the best player in the history of Bangladesh Cricket, they are young, nursing them to grow up punishment is not the solution, changing captain you are making problem with the players, if they are punished we punished you guys.......you dont desurve the position you are holding, lets thik about it........!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on September 6, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    BD may hire someone from outside to captain their team! lol

  • Polock on September 6, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    To be honest... its a very stupid decision.shakib is the man who always did lead from the front... He is the only performer captain we ever had.. there is no other batter option from him in current BD side... The main fault is our first class structure,wicket and facilities...Without improving these things.. captain or players can't do much coz these things are not good enough... BCB are the main culprit...They are the corrupted.. they just trying to hide their failure in various aspects by taking this clueless and stupid decision... They really don't know what is cricket all about of... It will Hamper our cricket development. In Board level We really need right creative person in right position.. otherwise I am afraid,, BD cricket will go into hell...

  • mrgupta on September 6, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    I think this was coming given the way BD has performed in last 2 years. As per statsguru in last 2 years (Sep 2009 till today) BD has played 8 tests and lost all. Considering matches played against Test playing nations only their Win-Loss ratio in ODI ranks them at 8th in the list above Zim and WI only. During Shakib's tenure they have not shown any improvements other than the ODI series Win against Kiwis. I think Tamim should be the next captain as he seems aggressive in nature and is a very talented player.

  • on September 6, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    well! Sakib is a good player, no doubt about it. But a good player is not always a good captain. Captain should know the meaning of leadership. Next captain should realise the fact.

  • stFleming on September 6, 2011, 6:41 GMT

    It is a good decision....I think it was also effecting their own performance...Tamim Iqbal wasn't performing well since taking over as vice-captain...now hopefully he would again start batting aggressively...

  • on September 6, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    @manniz16, Those bowlers were in a different class they were legendary!! But the point is Zaheers career isnt that good, but in recent times he has been a much better bowler, of late he has been a very good bowler and look at his average in last 2 years its around the 20 mark

  • reyme on September 6, 2011, 5:51 GMT

    Shame on all those clueless and biased people who has no idea about BD's acheivement rather jump on every single opportunity they get to bash BD. Do some homework before making silly comments about BD test/odi status. Do you even know BD has won 2 out of last 3 ODI games agaist ENG? Do you even know Shakib has been games #1 alrounder for almost 2 years ahead of Vettori? Follow your team and you will realize BD did not do too bad during the last 2 years both in ODI and in Test.

  • on September 6, 2011, 5:33 GMT

    ood decision, thanks god...these 2 only know how to talk , talk and talk.. and no result..

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on September 6, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    "everywhere we make someone scapegoat for any failure because we don't want to dig deep to find out the real problem and this is no exception. This is our system. We always try to solve problems casually.", said Shakib. It's the very truth of Bangladesh & BCB is also following it. In the long run, it won't b good for Bangladesh cricket!!! :-(

  • Mohee.bd on September 6, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    Yup if indiscipline is the main concern against Shakib and Tamim then its fine. If it's the reason for dismal performance against ZIM then I totally disagreed with its because Last 3 months before ZiIM series they did not play any 3 or 4 days long first class matches and also lack of practice matches in the ZIM soil. So BCB should be careful about proper preparation against any series because flip flopping captain/vice captain is not the ultimate solution facing by BCB now and its lack of quality cricket in divisional competition.

  • mrgupta on September 6, 2011, 4:18 GMT

    @johnathonjosephs: Well for first this is not about India but about Bangladesh's loss to Zim. Anyway for your information India Won Series in England (2007), Won Series in NZ and recently in WI the Indian team was also severely depleted while WI only lacked Gayle. Aussies have not Won test against us (home of Away) in our last 8 Test matches, English team beat us for the first time in 15 years (Home or Away), SA have not beaten us in a series in last 2 years and and same for Sri-Lanka. I am only counting the Tests here and not the ODI's where we recently Won the World up beating more teams than anyone else in the competition. In England we were hugely affected by series of Injuries. Now don't compare this with Bangladesh who coudln't make it to QF in WC and lost to Zim who were playing their first test in 2 years (lack of preparation!).

  • on September 6, 2011, 4:16 GMT

    whats done is done. its about how the team moves into the future. the point is bangladesh are a test playing nation and tammim and shakib are their two best players. now the team needs to start playing as a test playing nation and shakib and tammim need to play like bangladesh's two best players. whoever the captain is, they don't win the game. the team wins the game. as teams we achieve much more than individuals. the potentially only redeeming factor is that the team is young. cliche yes, but true. in 5 years times if nothing has happened then thats when serious problems arise. but at the moment, there is nothing you can do short term. play the guys in the side. let them develop and help guys like shuvagoto hom and nasir hossain find their feet. its not the end of bangladesh cricket guys. who knows shakib might get another go when he matures and grows up a bit. and i hope tammim knows not to bag opposition bowlers publicly and get back to basics. playing each ball on its merits.

  • Legaleagle on September 6, 2011, 2:47 GMT

    Thanks for your all responses to my comment. I stand by my comment that Tamim and Shakib are nothing better than school cricketers- its a comment on their maturity and not on their cricket playing ability. They are OK cricketers but still not mature enough to carry any heavy burden let alone captaincy.

    They should be nurtured and then developed into fine players then "may be" burdened with captaincy.

    I also believe that Bangladesh need to take a break from cricket altogether as they have been going down the tubes for past 10 years with 1 or 2 glimmers of hope in the form of one off series win or one day match wins.

  • inxia on September 6, 2011, 0:53 GMT

    Putting aside the obvious fact that Bangladesh should not be playing Test cricket, the Bangladesh board need to stop picking players to be captain before they are ready. Mohammad Ashraful is probably still a couple of years away from being captaincy material, and yet, he is already on the captaincy scrapheap. Shakib should have been given years to establish himself as a Test player and to grow as a person. Instead, he was given a captaincy role for which he is still not ready. Does Bangladesh have a domestic captain in his 30s who could come into the side and play a Mike Brearley/Bob Simpson role for the team? Even if he is not quite worth his place as a player, the team probably needs that kind of leadership.

  • Mannix16 on September 6, 2011, 0:30 GMT

    @aziznzaidi I'm sorry but a Test average of above 30 doesnt really qualify Zaheer as a "very very good bowler". Thats just a slap in the face to the real "very very good bowlers" who had averages in the low 20s like Holding, Marshall, Lillee, Steyn, Hadlee, Ambrose, Walsh, McGrath, Wasim, Waqar, Imran, etc etc

  • johnathonjosephs on September 6, 2011, 0:15 GMT

    @asifnazaidi actually India never won outside India in recent years. They have tied, but never won (except for West Indies earlier this year, but it was 1-0 in a 3 Test Match Series that was pretty close when West Indies was fairly weak at the time). That aside, this is a huge blow to Bangladesh Cricket. Sure, they haven't been winning recently, but Shakib was the best man for the job. Seems like expectations are high in Bangladesh, but the fault does not lie with Shakib. Tamim Iqbal on the other hand should have been sacked as vice captain to help him work on his batting since a lot relies on him. Shakib's sacking, however, was a big mistake

  • SomeoneStoleMyLungi on September 6, 2011, 0:11 GMT

    Uve gotta do wat uve gotta do. If Shakib wasnt being reasonable and was being arrogent then he shouldnt be captain. Its as simple as tht. If Tamim does the same thing then he should be relieved from his duties. In my opinion i think Mushfiqur Rahim should be captain. I believe he has a smart cricketing brain ready to be revealed. Vice Captain should be Mortaza when he comes back from injury or i would want Mahmadullah. I dont see Kayes doing either of the job.

  • cricketgladiator on September 6, 2011, 0:04 GMT

    No doubt that Shakib and Tamim are good individual player. And I have to admit that I believe Shakib is the best person to be the Captain of the team. However, these two together failed to have much impact on the team performance or putting the team together towards one common goal!!! There are more noise and talk around the team then performance (which matters most). They became too confident that they think they are special and should be treated differently. I remember Andy and Grant Flower brothers (who contributed more than 50% of team runs on their time) were humble cricketers and always put thier team first:) Not sure if its a good decision though to remove Shakib from captaincy as i don't see any replacement (naturally talented) for the job but both Shakib and Tamim need to be a better team player and get their attitude right and learn to respect others (specially your own team members) to play in this level.........

  • Chris_P on September 5, 2011, 22:58 GMT

    There is no doubt his mouth contributed to his demotion, but what about the board that scheduled the planning for the Zimbabwe tour? No 1st class games played, no infrastructure setup to succeed in test cricket and select players who have shown T20 & ODI form (totally unsuitable to test requirements). Where is the accountability? As long as this continues, I am afraid the Bangers will never move off the bottom of the ranking list and are destined to inflate other teams batting and bowlings averages.

  • thenoostar on September 5, 2011, 22:23 GMT

    Bangladesh are a poor team who played poorly. About par for the course. Zimbabwe probably aren't that much better ability wise but have a mental toughness and belief that Bangladesh have never had. Tamim and Shakib are respectable international players but are not world beaters yet and don't have the standing to be rubbishing opposition bowling lineups. Especially when there would be plenty of second grade village batsman who would love an easy days batting against the Bangladesh bowling lineup.

  • asifnzaidi on September 5, 2011, 21:41 GMT

    @r0ketman: My statement on Bangladesh getting relegated to Associate status does not apply to India. India had one bad series - they won the WC, they won outside India in previous years, they have a very good bowler (Z Khan) who is very very good when not injured. Plus they have a pretty decent batch of batsmen. Granted they are all on the wrong side of 30-35 and India has a rebuilding process to go through. But India is not Bangladesh - Bangladesh CANNOT play at test level. They lose to a Zimbabwe A-team. Lets get serious about their cricket playing ability.

    I agree Tamim is a good bat - all the rest are not test caliber.

  • on September 5, 2011, 21:35 GMT

    Stupid stupid comments from Tamim. One good year and suddenly he thinks he has the authority to make claims like that? Badly needs a reality check.

  • cricfan2007 on September 5, 2011, 21:30 GMT

    The best decision taken by BCB ever. You can't have captain and vice-captain who are devisive in the team and mroe importantly very arrogant. They are still players and have chance to do well for bangladesh. If they don't perform, they will dropped from team too. No one, I mean, no one is irreplaceable. If Bangladesh need to be out of test cricket for 6 years like Zim, do it an dome out strong. instead of being at the mercy of ICC for test status and trying to win soft corbers of all, Bangladesh should come out stong with performance and only performance. If you have telent that is waste until you can deliver. What is is point of bragging about you math skill unless you can score 100 int he test that matters?

  • on September 5, 2011, 21:24 GMT

    very great decision. they were crossing limits.

  • Bang_La on September 5, 2011, 21:01 GMT

    @maddy20, please do not insult Tamim by comparing him against Shewag. Not after the latter achieving king pairs on English soil where Tamim played with galant force. When a team loses against an ordinary team is still called a team of cricketers. But when a team's majority of the members fell "sick" and "injured" in fear of facing bouncers and pace is called a team of big mouthers and cowards :) Agree?

  • on September 5, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    To be honest........... Shakib n tamim..... they r both talented players n i ilke shakib as a captain too..... but i think this decision from the bcb is little bit harsh on them.... changing captain its not perfect solution.... as far as i think bd team has lots of players who r talented n having the age btn 21 to 25 just give them some time as they can play as a unit like bd u-19 then u will find perfect 11 n the best results .......... as far as the concern abt coach... i dont mind abt x y z...... its the players duty to perform on the field not the coach......

  • A_Proud_Bengali on September 5, 2011, 20:15 GMT

    Shakib's time had come. For Tamim, it was inevitable. Yes my boys, you both do have some arrogance issues but i believe that is not at all meant to undermine your ability in cricket. This decision will work on their favour as they can focus totally on their game. BCB finally has taken a sane decision and i hope they build on it by improving the domestic structure. Good luck Tigers and off course Bangladesh!

  • on September 5, 2011, 20:07 GMT

    After reading some of the Bangladeshi peoples comment i am astonished. It seems like Sakib and Tamim both are burden for our team. Alas, we have the memory of a goldfish and we forgot everything. Just look at the previous year how Bangladesh and Sakib performed. And they still are the best player of our team. Sakib and tamim should resign from this team. They dont need to humiliate themselves. We cannot give them proper respect why should they play? for whose benefit? They both are worldclass players and can play county. I think they dont deserve this

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    I think Mostafa Kamal should appoint as a captain of BD team............He would be better............although he is also an autocrat.I think it was his decision to axe them.Axing is not the solution.

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    Well done BCB. There may yet be hope for Bangladesh cricket.

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:25 GMT

    Abdur Razzak should be Bangladeshi captain !!

  • on September 5, 2011, 19:09 GMT

    Bangladesh cricket is going to a bad situation day by day. I have thought that day by day Bangladesh will improve their condition by taking some steps which are related to cricketing success in test cricket, ODI and T20 as well. But my thoughts are in vain. And the decision taken by BCB is not good for Bangladesh cricket. I don't know what the situation will be happened in near future.

  • Avi56 on September 5, 2011, 18:58 GMT

    Shakib is the best captain bangladesh ever had...

  • Herath-UK on September 5, 2011, 18:41 GMT

    As a Sri Lankan fan I feel sad for the continuing beating BD is receiving;now got the worst result beaten by a team just returning to Test cricket after long years.Changing coaches is like changing pillows for headache for BD and each time you get a thrashing the team sinks further in their morale.It won't be any more surprise if BD is beaten handsomely by other emerging nations like Ireland ,Netherland and Scots etc.Why not follow Zim example by opting out of Test cricket for sometime or only have home Tests until substantial improvements made.This will keep BD self respect. Ranil Herath - Kent

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    Shakib and tamim they are good player plase bring them back ,Afterall they are young they made mistake pardon them

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:15 GMT

    for those complaining of BCB decision, Shakib and Tamim were very arrogant, especially for their ages. No team can be healthy, professional, and successful with players that are too arrogant. They are not irreplaceable. They need to understand that, for the good of themselves and the team.

  • maddy20 on September 5, 2011, 18:13 GMT

    Wow! Tamim thought that Zim were ordinary? You should not make such statements unless you are Virender Sehwag! What do you call a team that loses to an ordianry team?

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    In one sense it was a good decision. Sakib was becoming too much over-confident and arrogant. He kept on thinking that he is the only player who can play cricket well. And Tamim is never considered as a good batsman but still he is in the team and opens the batting. He is a slogger and under certain circumstances he happens to play some good innings. He is not at all a good batsman. It was a good decision. However, it was also a bad decision with the fact that it is not good to change captain whenever the team loses a series or performs badly. Frequent changes will affect the whole team. And I also think Bangladesh should be removed from TEST status for the next 30 years.

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    so who will be the next captain and vice captain

  • on September 5, 2011, 18:04 GMT

    Only for that kind of decision.. We see Bangladesh cricket Team as a Young PROMISING TEAM. But they never Keep there Promise Just because BCB dont stand with them when they need. They are kicked out like that just before there golden age of career. Shame on BCB.

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    Late but good step. They can be given captaincy again if they can change their behavior. Whoever is playing cricket has to have respect for others which Sakib & Tamim forgot. I hope they will close their eyes and think why did that happen and take action accordingly. In the meantime BCB should take some blame for the faliure in Zimbabwe and in WC 2011. I think Riad or Musfique can do the job for now.

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    I don't why everyone forget the name of Mashrafee? I hope he will back for us in this crisis situation and will build up a healthy environment in the team. Because I don't want to look our national team having politics like Pakistan and India have in times. Shahriar Nafees also have good cricketing brain. He was also acted as vice-captain in past for national team. Once, he was captain of A team also. I know both Sakib and Tamim are very good players. But in someone is flying in the sky without plane, I think someone should bring him down. But its true suddenly sacking of both might create a gap. May be one, Sakib can be kept as Vice-Captain along with Mashrafee or Shahriar Nafees.

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    Losing against Zimbabwe is bad, no doubt, but losing both captain and vice captain is worse. I really don't see any replacement. Then again its Bangladeshi Cricket Board! Its surely quite big step backwards.

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:32 GMT

    As a bangladeshi it feels great to see that for once BCB taking a good promising decision(for the sake of the nation)....the next step should be to stay as far away as possible from test matches until the players have shown signs that they are capable of surviving the game for more than a day......it would save the country from utter humiliation :)

  • rafiq_qc on September 5, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    Really really suicide decision and stupid BCB as well. They are killing our cricket like Pakistan. Would you explain BCB what's the problem. As per as we know the problem is discipline but why not any warning before escape. I think the decision only because they talked against INDIA test status which propagates the decision. If they retired from cricket what should happen in our cricket. Destroy destry and destroy our cricket. Please don't escape cricket shakib and Tamim . the monsoon wind will flow soon for both of you…

  • sumhabib on September 5, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    that's why BD can't be a leading team in the cricket world.they have no idea about there what are they doing.sakib has axed for defeating against zim and who will named next captain will axed after losing with west indies.they are look like PAK criket board.BCB should change there attitude first.it's so pathetic.and it's start of new clash in BD team.

  • rafiq_qc on September 5, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    Really really suicide decision and stupid BCB as well. They are killing our cricket like Pakistan. Would you explain BCB what's the problem. As per as we know the problem is discipline but why not any warning before escape. I think the decision only because they talked against INDIA test status which propagates the decision. If they retired from cricket what should happen in our cricket. Destroy destry and destroy our cricket. Please don't escape cricket shakib and Tamim . the monsoon wind will flow soon for both of you…

  • Shuvo_Pton on September 5, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    Shame on BCB. You are no better than your youngsters in terms of maturity. Shame on you!

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    well deserved and well served...

  • bMike on September 5, 2011, 17:16 GMT

    Bangladesh is a very week team. No matter who leads the team, always Bangladesh'll be in the losing side if they play a test with any opposition. So the best solution is banning their test status

  • on September 5, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Good decision by BCB....I guess Mushfiqur rahim will be the next captain...

  • Harry_B on September 5, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Why are they still allowed to play test cricket?

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    It may be a great problem for Bangladesh team. BCB should give another chance to them. who will be a next leader? it may be a confusing for BCB.

  • zapeta on September 5, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    Tamim deserved the punishment. You can not be a leader and good cricketer if you don't respect opposition.kudos to BCB. Shakib bad luck

  • mensan on September 5, 2011, 16:56 GMT

    Brave decision by BCB. Poor descipline should not be pardoned.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    Very Good decision taken BCB..finally..Team first, everyone shud remember..ur not a superman in ur team tht u wud do watever u want and shoot for advertise skipping practice without even telling ur coach..they shud learn a lesson..Mushfiq shud be the ideal captain now..everyone shud play for thier country and be dedicated..cricket is not a one man show and no place for players with over confident and bad attitude..gud luck..

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    very sad, i think mushfiq or mashrafe will be next captain. mahmudullah will be vice captain

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    irony but a timely decision in deed, let's c how BD team overcomes the turmoil situation, best of luck, Tigers!

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    Wise decision by the board. Appoint Mushfiq as the short term captain and when Mash is fit again to play,hand it over to him. Or bring someone very experience and out of trouble kind of personality like Alok and Rajin who have the experience to lead the team as Rajin Saleh was once considered to be the future captain of BD team when he was regular before Ash took his place with painful politics. Very good luck Bangladesh.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    waste idea....waste waste waste....

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    lets just say ...tamim would never ever use the word "ordinary" whenever he speaks. Its like a wrath on him. One more series and perhaps he would just be an "ordinary" player. I don't know why he resorted to these antics. giving shame to the team. Already there have been calls on to why bangladesh was rushed to become a test side and now this.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Thanks BCB we don't need any Gayle in our team.... no matter how good (performance) they are....discipline first. Captain & Vice-Captain failed to maintain discipline....sorry to know this. No question, they are the best players of Bangladesh...nd they will play for Bangladesh as team player. Wish them good luck... no pressure...do well

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    though both of them are good player,they are too much indiscipline...so it is a good decision by BCB to charge them...i am happy to hear this news....day by day they become braggart,they don't care any one...

  • ashqarmahi on September 5, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Decision for tamim is right.....he is a good player but he should learn something called respect to the opposition.....

    BUT it is totally wrong for sakib al hasan....he is the one and only choice for bangladesh for next 5 years......

    AND bangladesh cricket board should go to zimbabwe cricket for learning some lesson how to build a winning team....or highly motivated team....

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Yet another incredibly dumb decision by BCB ! I think they are in the hunt for another spineless and obedient Captain (likes of Habibul Bashar) and don't like to handle assertive players like Shakib and Tamim, the star performers of the national team.

  • sabit.butex on September 5, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Who should b nxt captain??

  • nazmul198 on September 5, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    i like the onfield performance of both players but its true that to keep good spirit among the whole team this decision is badly needed.i feel sad to say but it will be good for bangladesh cricket if board banned shakib for couple of months...that wud be an example for rest and make them discipline. Its really important to b discipline to perform well.

    As a next captain BCB should appoint sumone who can handlle both team and media well.

  • ibbani on September 5, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    I Like this. Bangla cricketers are no extra ordinary cricketers to say Zimbabwe cricketers as ORDINARY. The Zimbabbwe players made them pay for thier words and the whole world who is ordinary and below-ordinary cricketers. the whole bangla team shud be axed as none of them are professional cricketers and all are overhyped.

  • cric4zh on September 5, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    i think they should try 2 captain one for one day and T20 format and other for test.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    Shakib u are always right.We are always with you. No need to continue this stupid team captaincy.

  • r0ketman on September 5, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    @asif Zaidi: I think your comment applies to India as well. Outside of India, all other test teams playing against their pathetic bowling "attack" betters their averages. Case in Point, England. I think Cook, Prior and Trotts all improved their average by a few runs after the whitewash. Maybe ICC should relegate India too, no? Oh wait a minute, India has all the money, BD does not. So let's relegate BD instead.

  • Biplove on September 5, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    Good decision taken by BCB. Thanks BCB.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    a captain is not only player not only a team member ,he is a leader . there is no doubt sakib is the best player of bangladesh . but he is not a good captain. he is not good as a human being. i think its a GOOD decision of BCB. most of the people who commented here they r not bangladeshi..they know only player sakib, they dont have any idea about human sakib.

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    good for tigers, they need humble leadership who can walk the talk. may be mushfiq till mashrafee is back. or riyad!

  • on September 5, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    it's that good for me to hear about it and it really doesnt matter who captain the tiger's. I'm tired of seeing all the failures since they have become a test nation besides occasional success here and there. There is a lot to learn for them still there batting is still the it was before and you can't win games by bowling performances . As a fan of tigers I still say that it's bad choice by icc to by making them a test nation

  • Monjur_Elahi on September 5, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    Does not come to me a surprise! They are the best players for the team, no doubt, but they need to show more maturity. Shakib had been repeatedly being corrected and warned by the Board. Both of them got a verbal warning from the Board before the ZIM tour, but they did not bother, instead created more fuss. Perhaps they are taking too much for the performance they have shown. That very poor maturity.

  • chrisgus on September 5, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    oh dear, Shakib is the only leader in Bangladesh apart from Mortaza

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Come back to Worcester Shakib! We appreciate you here!

  • hasib9 on September 5, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    Good decision. Both Shakib and Tamim have hostile behavior. You can observe it on the field when they argue against players from other sides. We don't need hostility in the team. We need a Mortaza like captain. One who everyone will listen to. Tell me you are joking when you said Kayes should be captain? I think the most consistent players are Mahmudullah and Mushfiq. I would choose Mahmudullah for captain. He is smart, calm, and he respects others, unlike Shakib and Tamim. Shahriar Nafees would be a good choice too. He leads his domestic side that is reasonably successful under his leadership. And please, remove Ashraful from tis planet if possible. Send him to Pluto.

  • MijanurRahman on September 5, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    That Vittory is ordinary and Jarvis is just ok has been proved in the Pakistan test. Tamim was right.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    This is the perfect and affective move from BCB. I like to thanks to BCB for thier move aganist Shakib and Tamim. These two now know that THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE BANGLADESH TEAM INTEREST. I would say that who ever doing anything wrong that goes agnish our belved country's interest, they should be punished. No matter what who they are. Now it will be a good lesson for other. Thank You, BCB.

  • wnwn on September 5, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    I would suggest that Mahudullah Riad should be appointed Bangladesh captain.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    Bangladesh is an awful Test team. They shouldn't be playing Test cricket, end of story.Tamim and Shakib are as good as Ravindra Jadeja or a poor man's Taufiq Umar.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    Does anyone WHO is running the BCB has any knowledge of Cricket or Management? I worked with BCB before now it is running by group of Clowns who is making money or practicing power... Sakib u keep on playing and u will b back in business. no comment abt Tamim; I think he is a big mouth...

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    I am so happy bcz Sakib deserve it!!!!!!! He was so overconfident himself, for that region BCCB take a good decision. Congratulation BCCB:)

  • FarhanSabir on September 5, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    Shakib looked to be a good leader. I am not from Bangladesh but I still feel that he should not have been axed

  • MijanurRahman on September 5, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    A very tricky decision. The BCB has now a hell lot to prove. Can't wait to see the new captain. May be Mahmudullah!!! No Mushfik please.

  • HamzaAftab on September 5, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    This is really very poor decision. Sakib ul Hassan is one of Top all-rounder in the world in the line of kalis and Watson. Bangladesh is doing same like Pakistan. The thinking of Bangladesh Cricket board is same like of Pakistani Board after all they were together till to 1971. very very bad decision. BCB and PCB needs that type of Captain who always say YES SIR. This is the start of destruction of Bangladesh cricket.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    As a Pakistani supporter I am very disappointed. I donot know their off field activities but as players they are both class acts. In my books, Tamim is a very powerful and an entertaining batsman and Shakib is among one of the best all rounders . I also think he is a good leader on the field. Hopefully BCB is not going the same way as PCB. If there were any indiscipline activities by either of the players then BCB could have found other ways of implementing discipline instead of stripping these two players of captaincy and vice captaincy. This can be demoralzing and an embarasment for the players.

  • MijanurRahman on September 5, 2011, 15:24 GMT

    While there are complaints against the duo, there is no one who can make a regular xi in the team, let alone be a captain. The solution was to chastise them by the seniors and those in authority. This decision is sure to break the heart of tiger cricket. They are the best players ever produced in Bangladesh. They have just started giving something substantial to the country.While there are complaints against the duo, there is no one who can make a regular xi in the team, let alone be a captain. The solution was to chastise them by the seniors and those in authority. This decision is sure to break the heart of tiger cricket. They are the best players ever produced in Bangladesh. They have just started giving something substantial to the country.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    the losses against zimbabwe wasnt their fault, and besides that shakib has been an excellent captain,, there's no-one that can take-over from him

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:07 GMT

    Well done BCB for being honest and this proves no player or any individuals is bigger than the nation and the millions who support it.This is the right step forward to create discipline and unity and in-discipline should never be tolerated from anyone.Hopefully Mushfiqur Rahim will be the next captain and Mahmudullah Riad as his vice-captain.We cannot change the past but we can certainly identify the problems and learn from it to progress in the future.There is lot of work which needs to be done to improve ourselves and if individuals want to be part of this solution and success then they are welcome and if not,then they can take their ego somewhere else.Honesty and hunger is the best policy which at the end will prevail and bring with it success.

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Why only Shakib and Tamim? BCB also had some responsibility!! who is going to ask them about their responsibility? This decision will have a long term effect on the team....and I am afraid it will not be positive.... Once Shakib has been given the responsibility for a longer duration...he should have been allowed to continue it despite his failures as leader...he should be given an opportunity to grow and rectify himself...seems to me a very unfortunate and immature decision!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    Who Cares...about Bangla and India...

  • on September 5, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    Who will be next captain? It is easy: the most popular player will be selected as the Captain! If public demand is the captain selection process, it is very easy, none will criticize to BCB. As Sakib and Tamim are both most popular players in Bangladesh team, the process has become harder to pick anyone else. When throwing Captain Mashrafi into out of team and picking Sakib as Captain, was not it immoral? But why it was said that Kamal and Sakib were both big gambler! Was it good for country? I believe the Captain should be comparatively senior player. And the process becoming a Captain should be clear and well known procedure, not interim action. Neither Sakib nor our team was prepared for his Captaincy. Still I believe Masharafi was the best for that position. His luck was bad, he is in injury. At present, who is the best as captain? My answer would go for Sakib, but recently he violated few rules. His manner was good, but he couldn't maintain captaincy protocol well recently.

  • IAS2009 on September 5, 2011, 15:00 GMT

    best players might not be the best captain, Bangladesh should do better than Zimbabwe for sure, if this is done for disciplinary reason it is good for team, no one is above team, it is time for BD to get competitive, teams should not take them lightly. BD need to hunt for talent, get rid of people who don't perform consistently.

  • mspalash on September 5, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    BCB sacks the captain and the vice-captain but who sacks the incompetent BCB officials?

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    very right action taken by the BD board Players must behave and well disciplined.No player should be indispensable and in a team sport individual performance is not most important factor.

    This is what is happening in India over rated players Sachin Zaheer Dhoni Sewag Harbhjan singh let India down . These players should be financially punished Please note we are not talking bad performance here but players responsibility to keep one self fit and not to hide any injury so that they are not dropped from the match

  • crazycricketfan4life on September 5, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    Another joke of a decision by the BCB... Yes, the tour to Zimbabwe was a disaster but I am afraid this knee-jerk reaction is not the remedy. The Board should also take responsibility for the failure (such as not including Alok Kapali in the squad) and including Akram Khan as a chief selector (the guy was a joke as a player). Shakib and Tamim's attitude should have been better as they were the leaders of the team and the way Tamim debased Zim was appalling. But, I do not see a replacement as the captain should definitely lead by example in his performances and I do not see anyone, other than these two players, who can do so. Anyways best of luck to whoever takes up the job and lets hope the BCB does not turn into PCB, hell we have enough problems on the field to encounter as it is...

  • eZoha on September 5, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    It's a bad decision. Who will lead now? Is BCB trying to be the new PCB?

  • RossI_ on September 5, 2011, 14:51 GMT

    @Asif Jaidi, WE can play in Home ground at least and Teams come here tp play as well.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:46 GMT

    This decision should have been taken after World Cup!! Another culprit was Jimmy Siddons! Best wishes for National Cricket Team! Btw, Mash should be the first choice as captain if he is fit else Sharier Nafees or Alok or Ryad! Alok, Nafees, Aftab, Ash are much better than any other current player. They just need few consistent opportunity like Kayes, Imrul, Rakibul etc. who were loved one of Shakib, Tamim & Siddons. No more politics expected within teammates.

    I don't think this decision is taken for their performance, is taken for their commitment for the team, for how they handled others team member. And well appreciated!! Why Mash wasn't in WC squad??? No more BKSP & Non BKSP. All are Bangladeshi and only top performers will be in the eleven.

  • tarikimam on September 5, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    Good decision,both of them having attitude problem(May be good performer).Mahmuddla can be good choice as Capt & mushfiq as his deputy

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    can't figure out wht in the hell BCB is trying to prove !! tHEY r our best players but still the management can't take it :@

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    I think this a very good move by bcb cause both of these guy have serious behavioral issue along their attitude also. I think Mahmudullah should be announced as captain and rahim as his vc.......

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    OMG!i cant believe this.....thank u so much:)

  • x-squire-x on September 5, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    why does the result against zimbabwe come as a shock? bangladesh are not, and have never been good enough to play test cricket, one good result against a nothing WI team a couple or so years ago means nothing. until they're competitive enough they should just play first class cricket, or hopefully a two division test league would be created where they can play against the likes of other top division hopefuls... i.e zimbabwe, kenya etc.

  • Charindra on September 5, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    Maybe try axing bangladesh from the test teams. That might work, as their problems are not due to captaincy, but lack of ability. They don't deserve test status, never have.

  • HocasPocas on September 5, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    I dont see why some people couldnt accept this. Both of this player has attitude problem. They were busy to make comments in media rather than performing on field. Shakib is the best player we've but what would u say about his captaincy. It was rubbish. Let them play as a player and chose some1 as captain who will be able to walk the talk. I wish Mash was here. Riyad could be a good captain. mushfiq is another good option.

  • AnanthV on September 5, 2011, 14:23 GMT

    Give one last chance to Ashraful

  • WTEH on September 5, 2011, 14:19 GMT

    Finally, somebody realized that something needs to be done. This was actually a late decision, should have done this after world cup.

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    This decision should have been taken after World Cup!! Another culprit was Jimmy Siddons! Best wishes for National Cricket Team! Btw, I don't think this decision is taken for their performance, is taken for their commitment for the team, for how they handled others team member. And well appreciated!!

    Mash should be the first choice as captain if he is fit else Sharier Nafees or Alok or Ryad! Alok, Nafees, Aftab, Ash are much better than any other current player. They just need few consistent opportunity like Kayes, Imrul, Rakibul etc. who were loved one of Shakib, Tamim & Siddons.

    No more politics expected within teammates. No more BKSP & Non BKSP. All are Bangladeshi and only top performers will be in the eleven.

  • Nuur on September 5, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    Well the "extraordinary" Tamim Iqbal has been humiliatingly stripped of the vice captaincy following Test and ODI loss to the teams with"ordinary" bowlers. :D - This joke is never going to get old, I'm telling you! :D

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:13 GMT

    very good decision has been taken by BCB ...Tamim & Shakib I dont know what they think they are.. shameful losses against Zimbabwe they really worthy of that.....

  • on September 5, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    ...... Dhoni & rest; BD needs to learn good behaviour from These guys to be succesful. After beating new zealand The behaviour of BD players was as if they have won world cup and are unbeatable.Both comments "Bowlers are ordinary" & " I was not consulted for team selection" we have read them before one was made by Sehwag and the other was made by Shahid afridi. BD is a good team but are currently disappointing.

  • rydwan78 on September 5, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    I have seen a number of incident Sakib & Tamin go against board decision and in the field. Probably, it is a good decision;however, who will the caption? Mashrafee can be good choice,injury always chases him. Nafees may be a good choice.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on September 5, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    Probably a very Good decision for Shakib & Tamim as they can now concentrate on their game. But it's not the solution at all. BCB is the main problem for poor cricket of BD! They couldn't create competitiveness in Domestic tournaments. The structure of domestic cricket here is the worst among Full member nations. Now they r following the method of PCB! I think only the reconstruction of BCB administration & domestic facilities can strengthen our cricketing power. Otherwise, we'll experience a lot of Axing in upcoming years in Bangladesh team.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    Well, some people can not digest success and some of them are jealous coz someone is successful. Akram khan is jealous as shakib & tamim are the most loved cricketers and are making more money than most; shakib & tamim going wrong way because of the attitude shown by them as they are most successful. There is no reason to make similar comments like other cricketers; why do tamim has to follow Sehwag by using words like "ordinary" ( we all know what happened when Sehwag used word like "ordinary"), Shakib is doing exactly captaincy similar to Shahid Afridi as there is no reason to deny captaincy. Being an Indian & having bengali fans it is really disappointing. I feel the decision is correct but it could have been a different way, both shakib & tamin should have been suspended for a game or two or drop from the side for a series to bring there attitude back. Good luck BD please do not follow bad habits ; follow cricketers like Tendulkar, Dravid, Kallis , Amla(the good guys).

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    @... legaleagle...r u emigrant of a cricket playing nation.......i dont think so.u r saying sakib and tamim are school cricketers..........oh fool......can u show me some international players of their age who have to play with such responsibility like them............i agreed with bcb .they r best players but not so good for captaincy....sewag is a world class player.but he's not captain.

  • Ben1989 on September 5, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    not that I'm really fussed as I'm Australian, but Tigg has clearly hit the nail on the head & I think a lot of you need to realise, the best player shouldn't nessecarilly be the captain, personally I never have seen any decent leadership traits about Shakib, of course there's not a lot of other players in the team who could lead the team, but you all need to stop saying, 'why, he is the best player' he is still playing in the team, so that's the main thing.... BTW I think after Tamim's recent comments & his pretty poor form, he should really be dropped altogether, comments like that regarding Zimbabwe don't belong in our gentleman's game....

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:57 GMT

    BCB made a mistake.this isn't da right time for going through a hard line.Those 2 are the only the decent cricketers in the Bangladeshi team...I even cn't think da 3rd player xcpt them who can play the nxt match 4 bd team without any doubt nd when it's abt captancy i m totally lost!!

  • siriherath on September 5, 2011, 13:56 GMT

    This is a horrible and a terrible decision. If Sri Lanka Cricket's bigwigs are playing poker with players and supporters, this is no different. Shakib is not only a good captain he is an allrounder and an example by conduct and performance to the team now and teams to come. The BCB has certainly got their knickers in a tight twist here. The administrators can afford to make blunders and then hide but I pity the poor supporters and that includes people like me from Sri Lanka/UK. Do not be hell bent on chopping and slashing on account of one series - patience is a great virtue, which helps build that all important confidence among players. This is bullying.

  • banglafan on September 5, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    There were many reports of Shakib's "arrogance" and self-inflicted aura of invincibility. Shakib would openly react when selectors would not take his favourites. Now, him and Tamim can play good solid cricket without burdened with captaincy and selection issues. On a tangential note, Dhoni beware ! If India loses the oDI series also, heads will roll.

  • AJ_Tiger86 on September 5, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    Bangla cricket is in deep crisis. I hope Bangla cricketers don't start behaving like Pakistani cricketers

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:53 GMT

    BCB made a mistake.this isn't da right time for going through a hard line.Those 2 are the only the decent cricketers in the Bangladeshi team...I even cn't think da 3rd player xcpt them who can play the nxt match 4 bd team without any doubt nd when it's abt captancy i m totally lost!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    Generally captain and vice captain both dont get fired at the same time.Who will lead the team now? A big question in my mind.May be try imrul kyes.

  • Sachit1979 on September 5, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    I believe Mushfiqur Rahim would be next in charge with either of Imrul Kayes or Mahmudullah as his deputy. I don't see any other player fit and consistent enough in playing 11 that could hold any of these roles.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    The Question is who is going to be next capt. of Bangladesh. I am waiting for that announcement.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    who will replace them? .. as an indian.i think no bangladeshi player is better than these ... shakib is a good leader and he will be back in charge shortly

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    Icc needs to relegate bangladesh to associate status. They cannot beat an A-team from any test nation. The only thing bang test team is good for is that opposing teams can buttrrss their averages.

    Enough already

  • Abaa on September 5, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    oops so finally realised who was ordinary eh :o)

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:35 GMT

    Shakib is an awesome bowler and as well as a quality batsman. Tamim is the best batsman in their side.BCB should respect otherwise they will also become like gayle,pollard and only play t20 around the world.

  • Shafaet_001 on September 5, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    @legaleagle: Pathetic comment. Bangla fans dont need promotion of ICC,they eat and drink cricket from their childhood. Becoming number one ODI allrounder is not a walk in the park,isnt it? Back to back century in england is not easy too. Sakib's allround record is better than many others. Tamim is a very attacking player,so average around 30 is not that bad,he played many entertaining innings. They are not great players for sure,but you cant call them school level.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    whats wrong with whom? God knows!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    this is not a good idea. it's harmful.

  • Nutcutlet on September 5, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    Bangladesh has no room for complacency! The arrogance of Tamim in describing the opening bowlers of Zimbabwe as 'ordinary' was in no way justified. Actually, it's breath-taking! Bangladesh is another cricket-mad country that has had massive investment from its rich neighbour - and, after more than a decade, there is nothing to show for it, except three paltry test wins, and not one against serious opposition! What a waste of money! There is a good case for rescinding their test status as all their presence on the test stage does is take up other countries' valuable time in playing them. International schedules are already congested - and Bangladesh's presence is clearly not raising the standard of players, either for Bangladeshis themselves or for their opponents who don't regard victories v B as worth anything of consequence. Only its geographical location saves it from total cricketing obscurity. Something has to change!

  • romeoraju on September 5, 2011, 13:30 GMT

    I can't think about the new captain of Bangladesh cricket team. because, there are no regular performar in our cricket team without Shakib and Tamim.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:28 GMT

    this is the best decision by BCB.....now all we need is a good captain and our old spirit back!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:27 GMT

    so sad!!!!!! Sakib lifted The TEAM to respectable position during his tenure as captain bt again .......!!!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    I see the reason why they have been axed. However, I don't see solid potential replacements considering Mash is very injury prone.

    I hope the whole team will take lesson from it and Shakib and Tamim will correct their behavioral flaws. Good luck Bangladesh cricket.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    I like the decision.Shakib failed to gain respect from other member of the team.Rest of the member fear him,I guess.His on-field and out-field temper is not ideal to be a captain.Only performance is not the key factor to be a captain.Upcoming generation will follow a bad-tempered good performer,I dont like the idea.I hope that BCB will consider a good-tempered avg performer,not a superstar.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    I am not talking about decission or ability to lead..I am happy that BCB steped up and up there someone do care about Bangladesh Cricket...at the same time I'm happy that now every one knows in the team that they are not superman...

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    Shakib should not get bogged down by this decision. He had a decent run in the Zimbabwe series.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Another false call by BCB... Their behavior may have been not ideal .. but After nearly 10 years we finally found a captain whose performance on the field was not hampered by the pressure of captaincy! Did BCB even think of the replacement before sacking?? Seriously Who will be the captain now?? I am flabbergasted!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    This prove,there are gathering very mad person in BCB.It is a Shame for us.

  • S.S.Sagar on September 5, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    No.... Shakib WaS ObviouSly The BeSt Captain. But Who Will Be The Next? I Think There Should Be More Than One Captain. In ODI Razzak/Mushfiq, But In TeSt? T20? Mushfiq iS Not The BeSt Choice for All Edition. AShraful (!!!) Can Be Captain Again in TeSt BecauSe of HiS Experience. What'S About MaShrafe? But HiS Problem iS The ContiniouS Injury. Or, They'll Take A Debut Player AS A Captain!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Mr Leagleeagle , who tell u tha Sakib n Tamims performence is not that class. Pls dont tell foolishly. Kindly see the actuall performence on crickinfo n than criticize someone. They are good players thats y they r well reputed in Cricket arena. What r u telling is all about jelous. May b u dont have TV. Anyway not a great move by BCB, yes i know they have some ego but BCB should alert first. If we consider Sakibs performence as captain than its really impressive as well as vaice captain Tamim who is named already master blaster of the ball.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    :( Nonsense Decision As There Is No Better Players Who Could Do It Better Than These Two. But Its Good For them That They Can Focus More On Own Game Now. And With The Players Bangladesh Have, May Be Even Mike Brearly Would Not Win Anything.

  • on September 5, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    This is not a good decision at all. They will not find a better captain and a good player than Shakib al Hassan. He is one of the best player in the world.

  • Tigg on September 5, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    Shakib is a decent player, but a poor leader so for me this is a good call. From his underuse of players like Mamadullah, his overuse of poor seamers and his poor off the pitch conduct it merely shows that he was chosen because he was the best player, not the best leader.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    its a pakistan style dicision.these two guys are the best players bangladesh ever produce.shakib and tamim always tried their best to the success of bangladesh.when there is some great work is done,few people try to destory the work.some media people and bcb officials always were against them.These people are destroying our cricket.

  • Takkar on September 5, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    Shakib always came on to bowl when there were tailenders. So that he (Shakib) can pick up easy wickets. This used to frustrate his fellow bowlers. Well done BCB.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    BCB and Bangla fans don't seem to understand it takes a long time for a young team to learn and win consistently, they are looking to imitate Pakistan and India with all these random decisions in search of immediate results. You guys need to look at Srilankan team of 96 to see how a winner gets forged in cricket.Aravinda and Arjuna had to loose a lot before they became champs. Shakib and Tamim are probably the best of your lot and this doesn't do much to their confidence.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    Bangladesh has come a long way in a very short time a very good team in the world cricket with some of the world top class allrounder, i believe time should be given to the captain to adjust to the country and conditions, axing , hiring & firing will not get you anywhere, instead moral support & confidence is required to bring the best performance & results. Bangladest is a very exciting young team given confidence they will perform better, some of them are very young and exciting cricketeers they should be given time to perform.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    Resolve your differences and get on with it, otherwise Bangladesh could end up at the bottom of the ODI and test rankings forever. Zimbabwe even posted 400+ against Pakistan. Bangladesh have made no improvements whatsover. Players should step up and take the game seriously instead of getting out to reckless shots. Tamim, Shakib, Ashraful, Nafees, Kayes and the lot, your are no longer young boys, grow up be disciplined in the way you play the game. Getting out to low scores and not taking wickets to win your team games means you should never play for Bangladesh in the first place.

  • HocasPocas on September 5, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    Great news for Bangladesh cricket. I hope now these two will realise that they have perform well and act like a mature person. Recently both of them has been arrogant and both of them didnt perform well since WC. Its not only about Talk the Talk its Also about Walk the Talk. I hope Mash will come back soon. God Bless Bangladesh Cricket :')

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    Finally BCB has shown some work.... Now they both should be removed from the team as well.... They both should realise that no matter who u r, u r never bigger than the team.... hopefully now they'll talk less & perform more....

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    This is just BCB's way of showing who is the boss...when Shakib wanted out they forced him to it and now they are axing him.

    I hope this does not affect Shakib and Tamim's morale and that they can now concentrate more on their own performance and do even better. They should know that we are always with them if they are with us...who cares about BCB?

    No doubt Shakib was the best captain Bangladesh can have right now, but this decision was necessary coz in the end captains are just puppets of BCB so no point in keeping a bold one in that post.

  • SHAKILTAZ on September 5, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    Cricket Board chairman and management should be resigned for this performance.They could not organise domestic cricket national league and they could not arrenge any single longer virsion match over last few months.They should be sacked first then they may think about the players fault.It was a very surprising decision from board.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    seriously, is this a joke?

  • Third_Gear on September 5, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    Mahmuddulah Riyadh can be a good choice as next captaion he is calm as well as a good all rounder.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    If it's the reason mentioned above, axing them form their responsibility, I don't disagree to the BCCB, though I love most these two among all. This would rather help these two to perform better for their selves as well as for the team. I think, that's a bold decision to set an example to its future leaders of this team.

  • rahat.66 on September 5, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    Shakib n tamim deserved to sec n now da r sacked....its a good opportunity for them 2 to change their mentality....they r good player bt they thought they r good enough. NOW QUESTION IS WO GONNA B DA NXT CAPTAIN? i think there is no1 wo deserve captaincy!!!!!!!!!!wo do u thin?

  • dinuhebbar on September 5, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    No one can expect to win every match. But Tamim's comment prior to only test about Zimbabwe bowlers was little short of arrogance. As a leader he should not have under estimated the opposition. As an outsider (indian cricket fan) i admire the talent of Bangladesh players but what they lack is consistency and discipline. If you try to play identically in all formats, it wont yield results. Best example, is Md Ashraful who wasted many chances he was offered to throw his wicket away. Hope the team prospers under new leadership rather than getting disintegrated.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    Ok so can someone please tell me who's going to replace these two??! Ashraful? Mushfiq? Mahmudullah? Im sorry but I don't seen anyone other that Shakib and Tamim to be captains.

  • Sarfin on September 5, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    It was not about their performance in field. Their on field performance is far more better than others, but off the field? As a fan we've observed an uneasy environment around the team, thanks to the duo. But who is the next to lead? No one other than these two is an automatic choice. I think even BCB don't have the answer. Another BAD BAD BAD situation for Bangladesh cricket

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    @mehta: ofcourse he cant! its hard to score a kings pair followed by 8 and 33 :)

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    ok so now who iz going 2 be the captain and vice captain. .i dnt see any other option except wicketkeeper rahim and mahmudullah. .ok so now who iz going 2 be the captain and vice captain. .i dnt see any other option except wicketkeeper rahim and mahmudullah. .

  • robertwlsn76 on September 5, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    Well,I think it really wasn't the time to change the captains.BCB would have taken a bit more time or they could have changed them after playing one more series to see if they were really capable for the captaincy.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    doing PCB Theory now. NOW dont destroy BD cricekt like PAkistan :(

  • Dabaru on September 5, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    Its all pain for the followers, those who has the raw material for success and has been in the past years, has been led to the gallows,they were not axed because of their lack of performance, but of not knowing what to say, when they say.

    But the needs are descipline, and it is a greater need indeed.

    Nobody should blame anybody, Akram Khan, is blamed now. Do you remember under whose leadership Bangladesh entered Cricket world? under whoise leadership Bangladesh won the Icc qualifier in Malaysia?

    So the need is transperrency, Akram, prove that Shakib and Tamim, the golden boys of Bangladesh Cricket were not sacked because they did not give Salam to you. the sacking was based on a constructive thinking, planning for future.

    All I can say for Shakib and Tamim, the fight begins now, the enemy is now within, get your head down, get your games right, dont even pause at the condescent conciliatory pats on your back,

    Good discussion, not hapless emotions from rest ,

  • mspalash on September 5, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    The comments of legaleagle on Shakib & Tamim is simply unacceptable. He said

    `These two are school level cricketers'. What a kidding! He simply forget that Shakib was the worlds premier alrounder and I don't mention the contribution of Tamim. A forgetful series doesn't erase all the heroics of these two.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    This is not a right decision of BCB. bangladesh haven't the better player than shakib at now. we watched the test match between pak n zimbabwe where zimbabwe also played good in first innings. if one team loss the one series than any captain can't take a captancy more then one or two test series.

  • CricLook on September 5, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    They way both Tamim and Shakib are facing the media and the relationship with board, former cricketers became sour. They are the two best cricketers of the Tigers but their attitude went too far. Its time to set discipline in the team. Lets be pragmatic. They made some serious error but there is no need to take drastic step against them. They should play in the team as players. Tamim & Shakib have to behave professionally and perform for Bangladesh team as their best possible manner.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    WoW!!! Like like like.....better.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    appropriate decision by BCB.

  • aaamsaasza on September 5, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    Changing captain will not make a difference if Bangladesh continues playing cricket the way they are playing from day one. Over excitement, too much anxiety, and no respect for opponents is what BD players (especially batsman) had/have by default. All they need is to draft someone in the coaching staff to teach their batsman how to control their anxiety and excitement. And also how to give respect to opponents. One way of making BD a competitive test playing nation..... BCB should invest in future by picking 10 or more batsman and the same number of bowlers (no not left arm spinners) from high schools/colleges and send them to cricket academies in India, Australia, England, or South Africa.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:19 GMT

    BREAKING NEWS: Mushfiqur Rahim is likely to be declared as the new captain within a week time.

  • palash_palash on September 5, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    Excellent decision. I think Shahriar Nafees should be the captain and Mushfiqure Rahim can be selected as his deputy. To me, the ODI side for bangladesh tem should be like this: 1. tamim 2 imrul 3.nafees 4 mushfiq 5.shakib 6. mahmudullah 7. Alok 8.Shuvagoto/nasir 9.razzak 10.shafiul 11.rubel hope to see this team against West Indies

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Dam it : man this is just one bad series ; and you guys have to reshuffle the whole team : (and bring Ashraful as captain , remember most experienced guy , having Test hundred at the youngest age and the most inconsistent batsmen , I have so far seen ). That said Messi is coming today and BCB will have a easy time axing one of the best cricketer in BD history . surely Shakib has personality issue , everytime he goes out there , he have to fight the oppostion with a broken . Please BCB fix the team first , then choose the captain . Any way more people are concerned with Messi today , so congrats BCB for making a dumb decision .

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:13 GMT

    A great decision by BCB. Shakib and Tamim were going out of control. Shakib wanted establish dictatorship in Bangladesh Team. New captain name should be announce within short time. A good performer is not always perfect for captaincy. It is totally a wrong idea. Shachin Ramesh Tendulker is the best player of all time. But he is not perfect for captaincy. Everybody should mind it. So I appreciate the decision of BCB. Thank to BCB and wish for our next captain.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    I am confused about Bangladesh cricket ,,,,,,,,,,What is going on ???????? I am bemused ........

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    Tamim's punishment is Okay, but Sakibs on is not. Moreover BCB have no other option as captain.

  • tauhid_aks on September 5, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    Unfortunately, Bangladesh is lacking options as captain. Despite the behavior problems, they were settled players. Nafees is a good choice but he is unstable player, while Mushfiq is too tender.

  • emdad28 on September 5, 2011, 12:06 GMT

    great decision, this decision should hv been taken before when this rubbish sakib didnt join to the board meeting rather went for ad. he should hv been suspended for 1/2 years as australia did to symonds. tamim needs some moral teaching about how to respect opposition.

  • D-Train on September 5, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    Shakib is their best batsmen and best bowler. They'd be nothing without him. Terrible decision.

  • ffffarhannnn on September 5, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    ohhhh nooooo. shakib is the most consistent player of bangladesh and the only captain to improve his performances inspite the burden of captaincy.so the bcb officials should think once more about their decision...

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    tis is totally wrong decision, sakib n tamim r experienced player than other player, bside they have lot of maturity. At tis time BD hv no eligible player 2 give da lead our team except SAKIB.tis is totally wrong decision, sakib n tamim r experienced player than other player, bside they have lot of maturity. At tis time BD hv no eligible player 2 give da lead our team except SAKIB.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    Really a historical decision...Let Shakib play as the best player of the team not as captain.

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    Tamim deserved it. But why Shakib? Shakib leaded the team from the front in the Zimbabwe series..! He is the best we got...! So who will captain the side now? BCB should have analyzed and then come to terms. Bangladeshi cricket needs to be re-built. *sigh*

  • on September 5, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    i think d best thing for bangladesh in ODI cricket as far as captaincy is concerned : Shakib should be d captain in T20 and ODI's and in tests it should be Mahmudullah Riyad captaining Bangladesh......vice captain in ODI'S should be Mahmudullah n in tests Vice Captain should be Ashraful or Mushfiqur......its a big mistake.....u give the guys some time atleast ri8......dis is no time......n this is unfair.......well looking forward to the west indies series though.....all d questions will be answered basing on the team's performance in that series......

  • Sakthiivel on September 5, 2011, 12:00 GMT

    Ho come on., Its us one poor series., Zim is much better side you can see their performance against Pakistan. They are making Pak toil it shows ZIM is very good side. Shakib Al Hasan is the one of the best player Ban ever produce.. Need to give him some chance..

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    Tamim and Skibul hassan never mind keep it up and continue to serve Bangladesh criket as you both have done in the past.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    It's not time to changing the Captains of Bangladesh Cricket, so, I request to BCB please deeply think before changing the Captains. Good Luck for Bangladesh Cricket.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    A good decision indeed! Although, both of them are remarkable cricketers, from the way they've been behaving lately it is clear that they are under the impression that they are better than other Bangladeshi cricketers (present or former) and their place on the team is definite. Being a good cricketer is not good enough for international Cricket anymore, let alone for leading a national team. It's all about your temperament, respect for the game and for your fellow cricketers. In Zimbabwe they were over confident, which obviously clouded their judgement on the field. The way they constantly tried to undermine the Zimbs was simply disgusting! Both of them are very young, so I hope they take a lesson from this and try to better themselves.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    Completely Shocked!!!One bad series could happen; that doesn't need this kind of axing, May Allah show BCB the right way.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:54 GMT

    Thats not good for Bangla Criket as in my opinion Sakib and Tamim are two guys who could compete with rest of the players of the world and things like that may demotivate them and effect their performance.

  • Legaleagle on September 5, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    This is the best decision ever!! These two are school level cricketers. They should be removed from the team until they can improve their cricket in real way. Talking cannot get you wickets or help yoy score runs against better teams.

    In order to keep few million Bangla fan's interested in cricket these 2 were being promoted by ICC. Look at their average and performance- pathetic! Good decision by the board.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Tamim Tried to replicate Sehwag....but couldn't walk the talk

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    I think it's time we looked at other countries to fill our national team. There must be some young british or australian bangladeshis coming up playing decent cricket for their clubs. Give them incentives to come to bd and play for us. This batch is worthless....time to think outside the box

  • CricketChat on September 5, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    After the low of losing to Zim combined with appointment of new coach, drastic changes are inevitable. At least BD board is making an effort to set things right. I hope this will not be knee jerk reaction but a well thought out, planned approach.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    This is horrible decision by BCB. All rubbish brain gather on BCB official. They have no rights to destroy BANGLADESH cricket team.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    what?!?:O..noooooooooo!!!thts not done!they r still the most talented two in our team!!!

  • Dishhead on September 5, 2011, 11:47 GMT

    Sigh. Those 2 are the only the decent cricketers in the Bangladeshi team.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:45 GMT

    It is too early to take this type of decision. You should give them enough chance to prove their ability. I can't see anyone else in Bangladesh Cricket Team who can take this responsibility. Tamim should be more careful before saying something in front of the media about the opposition. It is always good if you respect your opposition even if it is a lowest ranked Cricket playing country...

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    expected it.....i tnj they shuld give it to abdur razzak in odis...mushfiqor in test and anybody in t 20....3 captains....

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    Tamim has no respect from me. He is ordinary, needs to learn to respect his opposition.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    The great movement from Bangladesh Cricket.

  • Joyron on September 5, 2011, 11:40 GMT

    There goes Bangladesh Cricket's yet another knee jerk reaction. Surely people back in Dhaka have become totally immune to seeing little known players being made captains of Bangladesh. So who will be the new face of Bang cricket? Let the guesswork begin.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:39 GMT

    is dere anyone other dan shakib al hasan ?? ofcourse not mushy!!

  • mspalash on September 5, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    Who will be the captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team? No one else Shakib and Tamim is automatic choice in the XI. Mushfiqur? He's lacking personality. Ashraful again? or any any player? Certainly a crisis time For Bangladesh Cricket.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    It was a long time due decision.... No matter how big a player is ...discipline should be strictly followed.....

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    not a ri8 move to claim anyone as ordinary.. u ll be treated else.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    They should take it as a lesson and should work hard to get their post back. Hope they will do so.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    about time. good decision. tamim had no right to say them are ordinary. cheap shot

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    This is a big mistake from Bangladesh Board. If you fail one series it does not mean that you are a bad captain. To build a good team some it takes lot of time. I think he should be given more opprtuinities to prove his capability. If the captains will be changed every now and then the playerd will loose the confidence on captain.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    poor decision ...........

  • indian17 on September 5, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    What the hell is this....................... bangladesh can not have a caption better than shakib.... he is one of the most committed player in the side...

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    seems like bangladesh board is following pcb's footsteps!!!

  • naim_bd on September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    it is not something very much unexpected as many people told that the board was just waiting for a collapse to axe these two, especially sakib.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    who w'll be the next? pls think is there any one parallel 2 sakib...bad decision.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    I hope they dont hand over the band to Mushfiqur.. hell no! Shahriyar Nafees may br the best option

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    good decision, thanks god...these 2 only know how to talk , talk and talk.. and no result..

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Although Shakib is the one of the best All-rounder in the world but he create grouping in the team. So who is next?

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Wrong decision. There are lots of brainless people in BCB who is ruining Bangla cricket..

  • TerryRoberts on September 5, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    omg this is not good news... i really dont see anyone better than him to captain an already struggling team!!! hmmm, seems to be a hasty decision... and probably needs changes in the grassroot level of Bangladeshi cricket. im not convinced...

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    i agree that they shakib shud get stripped but not tamim...

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:20 GMT

    R u kiddin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • on September 5, 2011, 11:20 GMT

    R u kiddin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    i agree that they shakib shud get stripped but not tamim...

  • TerryRoberts on September 5, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    omg this is not good news... i really dont see anyone better than him to captain an already struggling team!!! hmmm, seems to be a hasty decision... and probably needs changes in the grassroot level of Bangladeshi cricket. im not convinced...

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Wrong decision. There are lots of brainless people in BCB who is ruining Bangla cricket..

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Although Shakib is the one of the best All-rounder in the world but he create grouping in the team. So who is next?

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    good decision, thanks god...these 2 only know how to talk , talk and talk.. and no result..

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    I hope they dont hand over the band to Mushfiqur.. hell no! Shahriyar Nafees may br the best option

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    who w'll be the next? pls think is there any one parallel 2 sakib...bad decision.

  • naim_bd on September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    it is not something very much unexpected as many people told that the board was just waiting for a collapse to axe these two, especially sakib.

  • on September 5, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    seems like bangladesh board is following pcb's footsteps!!!