Bangladesh needs stability to be cricket’s major force: ICC Chairman
Bangladesh is always considered as the next ‘big thing’ in world cricket. They have all the ingredients to cause problems to any opposition on any given surface on their day. At times, they end up winning and sometimes, they are on the receiving end.
They are challenging the top-tier teams at will but they need consistency to be the driving force in cricket and that’s what even ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar says.
Shashank Manohar, who was the first ICC chairman to visit Bangladesh, addressed the reporters at the press conference in a city hotel on Thursday where he was given a warm reception by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on his entry to the neighbouring nation.
“Cricket is doing well under the leadership of Nazmul [Hasan] and everybody knows in the world,” Manohar added in a statement.
“Bangladesh was the last team as far as the full nation has concern, now they can beat India, they can beat Australia and they can beat England. So they are performing very well and the only thing that is lacking is consistency. Once they get it, they will be top on the world,” he adds.
Bangladesh has got an incredible fan base to cheer for their side. Manohar feels that there is nothing to worry about Asian countries as they are always capable of performing fruitful performances. “Asian countries will perform well, don’t worry with that. Bangladesh will also do well,” he added.
“Actually this is my third visit to Bangladesh. First time I came in Dhaka was in 2010 when the world cup was to be played in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. That time the opening ceremony was to be held in Bangladesh so I had come to decide on the agencies for the opening ceremony,” he said.
“The second time I came was in 2011 when there was an opening ceremony because that time I was the BCCI president. And today is the third time. I find a lot of changes in Dhaka. It has developed a lot. And to my surprise to be honest with you, the development in Dhaka in the last eight years is huge,” he concluded.