BCB tries hard to get Sohag back
Sohag Gazi, the rising Bangladeshi all rounder emerged as a star all of a sudden when he made a hat trick and scored a century in the same test against New Zealand a couple of years ago. But he was not in the form after that terrific performance. He took 4 wickets playing 2 tests against Sri Lanka early this year. After that he could not do well in Asia Cup, T20 World cup and even in the just completed series against West Indies.
But whatever be his performance in the current tours, Sohag is proving himself to be an essential member of the team since his debut. His off spin has brought diversity in the bowling line up of Bangladesh. Form is a temporary issue for the cricketers and whatever his recent form may be Bangladesh Cricket Board is trying hard to bring him back in the team correcting his bowling action. Earlier another Bangladeshi spinner Abdur Razzak had been suspended also for illegal bowling action and he has come back recently after the correction of action. BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman Akram Khan expressed his hopes that Sohag will be able to back in the team within a short period of time like Razzak.
Abdur Razzak was accused for suspected bowling action in the home series against New Zealand and later had been suspended by ICC. At that time, Abdur Razzak participated in a rehabilitation program under Ruan Kalpage who was the then academy spin coach and national team fielding Coach Mohammad Salahuddin. It helped Razzak a lot and he passed the bio – mechanic examination several years later and joined in the team therefore in the West Indies tour in 2009. BCB is now thinking of re – appointing those two to help Sohag in this regard, “They worked successfully with Razzak earlier; so we want to utilize them now. But if it will not work we will try to fetch higher specialists in this regard because Sohag is a very important player to in the national test team.”
Ruan Kalpage is now performing as a national team spins coach. But Salahuddin is working in National University of Malaysia near Kualalampur. Akram Khan said, “We have to discuss with him whether he will be free for the time or not.”
Another Bangladeshi bowler pacer Al – Amin Hossain is going to examined in Chennai in 18th of October; he was also accused for suspected bowling action in the recently finished West Indies tour.