Lawmakers frustrated over Bangladesh’s recent poor form

A number of lawmakers at the parliament on Tuesday expressed deep frustration over poor performance of Bangladesh national cricket and football teams in recent times. They sought to know what steps to be taken to improve performance of the teams.

Bangladesh spent a disastrous tour in New Zealand

Bangladesh cricket team were whitewashed at the hands of New Zealand in two Tests, three ODIs and three T20I matches in the just concluded tour. On the other habnd, in Octobe last year, Bangladesh football team failed to qualify for the Asian Cup after a humiliating 1-3 loss to Bhutan in the second leg play-off, which also put Bangladesh in danger of missing out on any international matches in the next three-years.

During the question-answer session, the ruling Awami League lawmakers raised the issue and wanted to know what steps the state minister for sports have taken to improve performance of the football and cricket teams.

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AL MP AKM Rezaul Karim Tansen said Bangladesh cricket team was whitewashed by the New Zealand cricket team which raised questions among the countrymen. “What steps would be taken to improve performance of cricket?” he asked State Minister for Sports Biren Sikder.

Another AL MP Habibur Rahman also expressed his frustration over the performance of male football team. In reply, the State Minister for Sports Biren Sikder said the government would take necessary actions in this regard. [Read also: BCB boss speaks ill of Shakib’s double hundred]

Biren Sikder said that countrymen can raise the question about cricket team’s performance in New Zealand. “The team will attend conditioning camp prior to any tour and specialist coaches for batting, bowling and fielding would be appointed, to avoid results like New Zealand tour,” he said.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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