BCB serve Mushfiqur Rahim a show-cause notice
Mushfiqur wasn’t picked for the series as he was not able to start a mandatory 10-day quarantine on time. He remains one of Bangladesh’s leading run-scorers across formats.
Maksud HaqueDesk Reporter
Bangladesh Cricket Board has served Mushfiqur Rahim a show-cause notice after the veteran wicket-keeper’s outburst following his omission from the Pakistan T20I series.
The selectors had said that the Bogra-born cricketer was rested, considering the Four Tests against Pakistan and New Zealand that are the part of the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle.
“He will have to face a hearing as he has spoken against the selection panel,” a member of the selection panel, on request of anonymity, was quoted as saying on Cricbuzz.
Earlier, Mushfiqur asked the selectors to stick to the truth rather than beating around the bush.
”Certainly [they should say that I am dropped] because everyone should say the truth because nothing is bigger than the team and I am just an ordinary member,” Mushfiqur had said.
He stated that the panel should have communicated matters to him in a clearer way.
”The performance goes up and down and everyone should be judged by performance and fitness. They could have easily said that we are thinking something else and not considering you in this series and if you can perform then…"
”If they had said it like this then I would have felt it much better that at least they have shown some respect,” he added.
The veteran wicket-keeper didn’t join his national teammates for the preparatory camp before the Twenty/20 International series.
Instead, he worked out in the gym, indicating that he may not be picked for the white-ball series. He also found it hard to comprehend why the selectors don’t say things on his face as he had paid a price before Bangladesh’s series against Australia.
The pocket dynamo wasn’t picked for the series as he was not able to start a mandatory 10-day quarantine on time. He remains one of Bangladesh’s leading run-scorers across formats.
Earlier, Mushfiqur didn’t have the best of campaigns in the Twenty/20 World Cup 2021 after which he was sidelined. He was in a poor run of form since the home series against New Zealand. He was expected to do well in the world cup, but he didn’t make any impact in the global event.