Durjoy thinks Bangladesh's failure in Tests even after 22 years is 'mysterious'

Durjoy, head of the BCB's High-performance Unit (HP) visited the camp in Mirpur on Tuesday (June 21). He expressed frustration over the poor performance of the Tigers against the West Indies there.

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On June 26, Bangladesh will cross the age of 21 in Test cricket and will be 22 years in the longest format of the game. But in this elite format of cricket, Bangladeshi cricketers are still stuck crawling like children. It is a mystery to Bangladesh's first Test captain Naimur Rahman Durjoy why Bangladesh have not been able to improve in Test cricket even in this long time.
Durjoy, head of the BCB's High-performance Unit (HP) visited the camp in Mirpur on Tuesday (June 21). He expressed frustration over the poor performance of the Tigers against the West Indies there. Durjoy, the first Test captain of Bangladesh, expressed his sorrow over having to talk like this after 22 years of Test status.
"It's still a bit unfortunate (in terms of domestic and Test cricket culture)," he said. “Everything is better than the experience we had when we started, the facilities we had. And the players are better than us, but it's still a mystery why the results aren't."
Durjoy thinks that Test cricket in Bangladesh is not given the same importance as ODIs or T20s. "How much (importance) we actually have in the Tests. Ethnically we are more interested in the limited edition. Everyone sees, like the spectators, the club official says or the organizer says ... everyone actually has less attention towards Tests,” he added.
Durjoy referred to the Test format as the key to cricket. Besides, the board director does not expect to do well in this format without improving first-class cricket.
"The key to cricket is Tests," he further said. “We got the status, we have been playing Tests for a long time. We have to be a little more careful about the culture of the Test or our domestic first-class. Besides, there is no other way to play well in Tests.”