Hathurusingha happy to get time to prepare
Bangladesh national cricket team’s head coach Chandika Hathurusingha has landed in Dhaka on Sunday and moved on to the conditioning camp in the next day. He spoke to media reporters on Tuesday and he is hopeful about giving a good fight to England because his boys are getting a lot of time to prepare. (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ূন)
He said at today’s press conference at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, “It’s not ideal when you don’t have matches. But we are trying to practice according to our plans, like making them play as per certain match conditions and playing a few practice matches after the camp, we are taking it as a positive. Because we have time in our hands, we can prepare very well.”
“But it’s not like playing International matches. Ideally, the players would like to play games and keep their confidence going. When you start a new series, it’s a little bit tensed at the start, unless you get into the series. That’s the disadvantage we might have because we are playing after a long time. But we can’t control that,” Hathuru spoke about the disadvantage of not having International matches.
England series was put into bit of uncertainty after the terrorist attack in Gulshan on July 1. Three days later English ODI and T20I captain Eoin Morgan expressed his uncertainty of coming to Bangladesh. Rather, he wanted to play at a neutral venue.
England and Wales Cricket Board will send a security observing team in the country in mid-August.
Coach Hathurusingha told the players not be tensed about this fact. He further told to have full concentration about the forthcoming series. “The situation is not ideal, but we can’t do anything about it. That’s what I told the boys,” Chandika said, “All we can do is try to be prepared to the best of our ability and take the time that we have in our hands as an advantage and not as a disadvantage.”
The Sri Lankan is happy to see the players outside the national side have performed well in Dhaka Premier League.
“They have put up their hands and have done good service to Bangladesh cricket. But we had a good run in the last one and half years so it’s difficult for anyone to find places. However, that competition is healthy,” Hathurusingha said.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com