Masakadza grateful to BCB for helping in tough period
Zimbabwe is currently suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to political interference and they will be not playing in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers as well. There were no chance for them to play cricket anytime soon, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) didn’t cancel the T20I tri-nation series and gave them the chance to play.
Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza, who is playing his last ever series for Zimbabwe didn’t forget to thank BCB for the sweet gesture.
“Bangladesh have shown a lot of support to us. We are very grateful to the Bangladesh Cricket Board that they have given us the opportunity to play cricket again. Important thing is now we are playing and looking forward to get back on the field and playing again.”
Masakadza is expecting a tough challenge to face in the upcoming series and also insisted that he was not surprised with Afghanistan’s performance in the only Test against the hosts.
“T20 is obviously played in different conditions. In Test cricket, toss plays an important role. T20 cricket is played on much better wickets and is a shorter format, so we can expect a tough challenge.”
“I am not surprised at Afghanistan’s performance. On this kind of a wicket, winning the toss helps you in winning the game because they have got quality spinners.”
The experienced captain also reminded that it’s time to step down and he wants to focus on himself now.
“Definitely it has been a long tough road for me. Enjoyed every moment representing my country. Still a work in progress but I want to slow down. Next series is after the T20 World Cup early next year, so I wanted to step down and focus on myself,” he concluded.