‘I couldn’t control my emotions and I overreacted’
Bangladesh played the tri-nation series and the Sri Lanka series without any head coach and former all-rounder Khaled Mahmud Sujon was the technical director for those series. After losing matches after matches, Sujon has heavily criticized all over and as a result of that, he revealed to the press that he isn’t interested anymore to work with the team.
However, few days later Sujon said in a statement that he is ready to work with the national team if he is asked to do so. BCB president had also come out hard against Mahmud and had announced that their immediate priority was in getting a head coach as he believed the current team management were unable to perform their duties as per expectations.
Sujon said to the press:
“I never say no whenever they (BCB) give me any duty. There was so much talk regarding the series that I could not control my emotions and I overreacted. I didn’t say anything to hurt anybody, I spoke out of emotion… I am really sorry for that. Definitely the media have had a huge role in Bangladesh cricket.”
On experimenting during the Sri Lanka Tests and T20Is:
“I don’t agree that we experimented with too many players during the last series. Everybody came into the team on the basis of their performances.”
“Every new player who got a chance in the last T20I series was exciting and a future player. We have a very busy international schedule in the coming days so you may have to fight with injuries as well as think about your new talents. And we can only accommodate them in T20Is.”