Bangladesh news July 5, 2014

BCB chief slams 'bad example' Shakib


BCB president Nazmul Hasan has criticised Shakib Al Hasan for setting a bad example, a day after it was revealed that the allrounder had threatened to quit playing Tests and ODIs for Bangladesh. Nazmul questioned Shakib's commitment towards adhering to the team's discipline.

Shakib's latest indiscretion was leaving for Barbados to play in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League without a No-Objection Certificate from the board. According to Hasan, Shakib had sent his application to the BCB's acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury on July 1 but having returned to the country the next day, Nizamuddin immediately asked the cricket operations committee to instruct Shakib to stay in Bangladesh.

Nazmul said Shakib was showing signs that he did not care about rules and discipline, particularly when he said he was unaware of not being allowed to leave the dressing room during an international match.

"Shakib is very popular, he is our best player," Nazmul told reporters. "We all love him but if such a big star keeps breaking the rules, the team loses coordination and control. It creates a bad example for our future generation.

"I heard recently that he said that he didn't know that he can't leave the dressing room. He was Bangladesh's captain. Is he trying to show that he doesn't care? When he is playing in the IPL or CPL, why doesn't he go to the crowd leaving the dressing room? He goes by their rules but doesn't follow our rules. There's a problem and we have to find that out."

Hasan said that Shakib should have known that he could not play a domestic T20 tournament in another country without the NOC. "We have nothing against the CPL, but why did he leave when he was told to stay? Why did he go without the NOC? Why didn't he apply for the NOC earlier? I can't just apply at night and leave next morning. It shows he doesn't care. His matches start on July 11, but why did he have to leave on July 2? He wasn't going early for the matches."

Hasan also said the new coach Chandika Hathurusingha was getting a poor introduction to Bangladesh cricket because of Shakib's threats.

"We got an email from Chandika Hathurusingha, due to which we have called a meeting on July 7. Shakib said he wants to leave Tests and ODIs. If a player gives more priority to overseas leagues, we will have to think again whether we should spend so much on them.

"I have read in the papers that there has been misbehavior with the new coach too. Just imagine what impression that coach is having of us? This is all very irritating."

Shakib tweeted on Saturday evening that he was on his way back to Bangladesh.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Dummy4 on July 7, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    Seems like Shakib is trying to do a Kevin Peitersen. Except he's not.even that good...he's a slightly above average talent. Very overrated.

  • Dummy4 on July 7, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    i have a sense what is good for bangladesh cricket. in most time i was right. for the attachment to bangladesh cricket for such long time at least 12 years, i know every player and official of bangladesh cricket(frequently visible). And i got only Sakib took right dicision on time in most case. i saw him on field, on batting track, as a captain and even on media, he was magnificent every where. this is not for his performance, it is for his dicision, attitude on field. only disappointment is IPL, the attitude at IPL make me sad, hope that on future that will not happen.

    another person alway hert me as well as fun of bangladesh cricket is BCB cheif Nazmul Hasan Papon, he and his body don't know how to cater talent and make them hero. only thing know is" how to be a news by herting everyone".

    sakib is hero by only his talent, not papon's work, if papon has ability he should make other talent like sakib. Present Tamim is other one who loss his truck only for this Papon. SO .....

  • Dummy4 on July 7, 2014, 6:53 GMT

    there r so many in the pipeline

  • Neeraj on July 6, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    @Ansh - Club cricket you are talking about is really a professional cricket like any other professional leagues in any other sports. Professional leagues are where people come to watch the game instead of international cricket you referred where no one is in stands. Just check yourself when Ban and WI play next month how many people are there.

    Again to my point in a free world everyone is free to make their choice and we are no one to criticize what they should or shouldn't do. I would say the same thing, if for example Virat Kohli decides to play CPL or BBL instead of playing tests against England or Australia because he is a free man not a slave for BCCI. Yes I would like him to play World Cup because that is the only international cricket I care about but even then if he decides to play a professional league somewhere in the world, that fine.

  • Dummy4 on July 6, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    Unless he is a bonded laborer, Shakib should be able to make his own decisions. All the BCB can do is not select him for the national team.

  • Android on July 6, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Shakib is the only player who will make it to playing 11 in an international side. He wants to encash on his talent give him a break

  • Android on July 6, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    nk94555 - Bro how about there's no International cricket , only club cricket? Isn't that what you wanted to say? Shakib has become star player for Bangladesh, not for KKR nor Adelaide !

  • Android on July 6, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    Viswanath - it's not all about the money, it is something that how he is to his country! Bangladeshi fans shocked that how dare shakib is to threaten BCB

  • Neeraj on July 6, 2014, 6:26 GMT

    I don't understand why player need to be a bonded labor of their board. In a free world, they should have a choice to make free decision for themselves. He is professional player and free to choose any professional league he wants to play. At any day CPL, IPL or BBL is much more competitive than playing say for example Ban vs WI. In my opinion this NOC nonsense need to stop to give free choice to any player. If they don't want to play for country just leave them alone.

  • Dummy4 on July 6, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    Yeah i accept discipline should come first,but shakib was he best player for bangladesh at t20 wc and he had a good series with india scoring a fifty and taking five wickets. BCB doesnt pay their players ,so much as bcci or ca does to their players. So shakib must play in other to earn money. If u play good cricket money will follow you ,thats wat shakib does. Shakib must be treated differently from other BD players ,as he is a rare talent. Their board ,must give him pick and choose policy as BCCI gives this to MSD,VIRAT AND JADDU.

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