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Isam: BCB to blame for Tamim resignation

Tamim Iqbal has been sacked as vice captain of the Bangladesh cricket team and Mohammad Isam believes there is more to it than what meets the eye

February 10, 2014

Posted by   on (February 11, 2014, 13:25 GMT)

No doubt, Mash is the right choice. However, is BCB responsible to make the right choice only? I don't like the way "the supposed to be captain (Tamim, the VC)" was dealt by BCB; particularly, when nothing is going right for him can only increase the pressure further. Seems BCB doesn't have time (decided by the head and imposed over phone) to manage such issue.

Posted by Baundele on (February 11, 2014, 7:30 GMT)

Tamim is not mature enough to become a captain of any international team. A vice captain may captain a side when the captain is injured in mid-series. This is a pre-series decision, and Mashrafe is a proven and experienced captain. BCB has made the right choice.

Posted by   on (February 11, 2014, 5:30 GMT)

I think it's not the problem between Tamim & Mashrafi, both are senior player of the BD team, But the mistake has been done by BCB its self. as we know that, the vice captain is to lead the side when the captain is not available. so if Tamim can't deserve the captaincy in the absence of Mushi, why BCB select TAMIM as a VC. I think Mashrafi can be suitable VC of Mushi. that would be the great decisions by BCB.

Posted by TheBlackMonk on (February 11, 2014, 3:41 GMT)

Tamim has never been the Captain Material. He was made captain back in few years when there was no other senior consistent player (keeping out Shakib as he was freshly stripped from captaincy). And now he is struggling, perhaps strategically this is ideal for everyone, he needs to come back in his form, also someone younger can be selected as VC for the future experience, working next to Mushy will develop the mindset. I see some good potentials already like Mominul, Anamul, and they can be nurtured if not given the whole responsibility in absence of a captain like in this situation while Mash was made Captain while Tamim as VC.

Posted by KingTarik on (February 11, 2014, 2:27 GMT)

BCB's thought process and decision making is quite irrational here completely. Why make Tamim Iqbal vice captain of the team if he doesn't to get lead the side in Mushfiqur's absence? Isn't the point of being the vice captain is to lead the side when the captain is not available? It's not fair to Tamim.

Posted by Sir_Francis on (February 10, 2014, 23:36 GMT)

Career average 36. Last 12 months 32. So his form is not the reason.

Posted by SultanMahmud on (February 10, 2014, 23:26 GMT)

We are not professional as a whole (may be we are on the process which we should be) but hopefully after 10 years we will have such an environment. But this kind of report proves that at least on the bd-cricket-journalism side we are not far from professionalism.

Tamim and Mash both are qualified, no doubt. If Tamim is vice-captain for the whole series, he will lead the team in absence of the captain. There is no scope of discussing his recent form or thinking of reserving his batting capacity. If Board had decided the captain, and the vice-captain and they knew the role of vice-captain at that time that in any case of captain's absence, its during the match or between the matches, vice-captain will lead the team. Now, if board select another one, there is no one to blame without them as Isam mentioned.

Hope that Board will show professionalism on their decisions. And, will take special care to Shakib and Tamim as we need pure cricket from them in the next 10 years.

Posted by   on (February 10, 2014, 19:24 GMT)

BCB has done nothing wrong. Tendulkar was stripped of the Captaincy; so was Sakib. Tamim is not performing. He was a dud as captain; there was little innovation or clever strategy when he was Capataining in Mushy's absence. Best he concentrates on his batting. He doesn't desreve a place in the side if u consider his record over the last few months.

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