After being with the Test team for a long time, Yasir Ali
got the opportunity to play his debut match at the last of 2021. He also showed his ability. After that, he made his debut in the other two formats as well. Naturally, Yasir was thought to be the future of Bangladesh
cricket. However, the 26-year-old batter did not get a place in the central contract for 2023.
The past few months have not been in Yasir's favor. He has been in poor form in all formats of the game. And so he has been excluded from the central contract, whereas Zakir Hasan
has been brought under the contract after playing only two Test matches.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu explained the omission of Yasir and the inclusion of Zakir under the contract. He claimed that Yasir was left out of the contract to push him to do better.
Nannu said, “We have 93 players under contract for first-class cricket. We have submitted the names of 90 to 93 cricketers this time as well. Those who do not get the central contract move to that contract. We are very confident about Zakir, that's why we include him. Yasir’s doing in and out performance, is not fully stable. If the hunger is there, then he will be able to match himself. We hope he will make a comeback.”
The chief selector said that based on the performance of the cricketers, they will be re-evaluated after 6 months i.e. after June. However, in that case, he did not reveal whether there will be any incident to cancel the contract in the middle or not.
Nannu added, “The players have been graded according to their performance. Their salary has also increased a little. There is a system of cricket operations. The more matches they play, the more points there are. Everything is made up of it. Performance is evaluated every year. This time we said we will do it within 6 months. We have created a system. Let us evaluate at first, then we will inform after 6 months.”