Bangladesh played their first ICC Champions Trophy practice match on Saturday, against Pakistan. Unfortunately Bangladesh lost the match even after posting a big total in the score board. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্রস্তুতি ম্যাচের মাঠ নিয়ে ক্ষোভ বাংলাদেশের]
However, Bangladesh had complain about the wicket before the match as the wicket seemed to be very strange as compared to an ideal wicket. Boundary length in the leg side was very short. Interesting thing is the match was actually played on practice wicket.
Although the boundary length was equal for both of the teams, problem was with the opportunity of a proper practice. It can’t be an ideal field to play a cricket match.
Even there were a lot discussions in the Bangladesh team that the match should have not been played on a such wicket. But since it was an ICC’s official practice match, the Bangladesh team management could not take any decision against that.
Tiger captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also expressed surprise about the wicket, while talking to a reporter, “Have you seen the wicket? How this can be a wicket of an official practice match!”
It was also learnt that Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe was not satisfied seeing the wicket earlier before the match. He even talked with some of the ICC stuffs regarding the problem but that did not help.