Wonderfully hosting its first ever BPL, Sylhet has been managing well in and out of the field since the beginning of the tournament. With two wins in two matches, the host team is flying high above the level of the ground in the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “এখন আমাদের মনে করে না কেউ”]
Once proudly represented Sylhet in Bangladesh national team, prolific performers like Rajin Saleh Alam and Enamul Haque Junior are out of the recipients of least honor in the occasion. Having failed to be in any playing team, authorities even ignored to provide Rajin and Enamul any particular pass or tickets to enter into the stadium.
Former captain Rajin Saleh frustratingly said, “What is to say? We were there when there was no grandeur. Now, no one cares. Set aside everything, can’t I wish for an invitation card just for representing Sylhet in the national team?”
The name of Enamul Haque Junior is scripted in golden words in the history of Bangladesh cricket for leading the team to their first Test win. Being the native of Sylhet region, Enamul Haque is out of any action in BPL-5.
He said, “My relatives and close acquaintances wanted some tickets from me as I’m a former national cricketer, I told them I have no connectivity with BPL. I wasn’t called by any franchises, perhaps I’m not good enough to play in a tournament like BPL.”
Even some veteran organizers of Sylhet also cast out of the invitation list. One of them said, “I was really hurt. But I accepted and staying at home.”