‘We need to go to Bangladesh’

Michael ClarkeFormer Aussie skipper, Michael Clarke thinks Australia Cricket Team should visit Bangladesh in the next month to play the scheduled two-match Test series between the two nations which is still uncertain due to pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and it’s players. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘আমাদের অবশ্যই বাংলাদেশে যেতে হবে’]

“We need to go to Bangladesh,” said Clarke on Channel Nine’s Sports Sunday.

He added on the same, “We need to go to India for the ODI’s, and then we need to play our best cricket to beat England in Australia – which I believe we will if we’ve played some cricket together as a team.”

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Clarke said the nine-month dispute which has left about 230 players unemployed since July 1 was damaging the game as whole and needed to be resolved in private.

“That is the main issue for me,” he said. “If it was just the Australian players with Cricket Australia in these conversations and, whatever is going on is taking a bit longer than we expected, I can deal with that because every MOU I was a part of, it was always postponed – things always took longer than you would have liked.”

He concluded, “But the problem we have got now is that Australia A don’t go to South Africa, so that affects their preparation. It also affects South Africa’s preparation leading up to their cricket. We have also got the fans that are involved, we have got the Australian public … the No.1 story in Australian sport, (it’s) peak time for footy season, and we are talking about this. This is a horrible look for our game.”

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com