BCB looking to manage workload of players in busy schedule

Bangladesh will play at least 144 matches between 2023 and 2027. Apart from this, ICC and ACC tournaments, also based on the discussion of multiple boards, may also be required to participate in some bilateral or tri/four-nation tournaments.

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International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the Future Tours Program (FTP) for the next four years. As per the schedule released on August 17 (Wednesday), the Tigers have a huge number of matches ahead of them.
They will play at least 144 matches between 2023 and 2027. Apart from this, ICC and ACC tournaments, also based on the discussion of multiple boards, may also be required to participate in some bilateral or tri/four-nation tournaments. So Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has to think about whether there will be extra pressure on the players. For this reason, the board is not willing to add additional matches to the schedule.
Out of a total of 144 matches in the 2023 to 2027 cricket season, the Tigers will have to play 34 Tests, 59 ODIs, and 51 T20Is. Bangladesh players may have to stay on the field for 280 days in this schedule. Apart from this, there is practice or travel engagement.
BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, “These matches (FTP 2023-2027) are outside the ICC and ACC events. ICC conducts one event every year. The ACC is also conducting Asia Cup. So there is a significant number of matches. How much we will participate in the matches by keeping our own control, remains to be seen. Even if we want to, it will not be right to increase our matches."
BCB has to think about the workload of the players due to the busy schedule. BCB CEO added, “We are fourth or fifth in the number of match days. Players have to think about their workload. Taking everything into account, a match cannot be taken if you want it or if you get it. Outside of that (FTP) there are some bilateral or tri-nation tournaments before any major event."