Published: Friday, May 10, 2013

BCB to give long look at resignation

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon yesterday said the board will give a long look on the resignation issue of Mushfiqur Rahim.
“It will not be wise to talk too much on the issue at this moment as we still have two matches to play on the tour, but what happened is really unfortunate. We didn’t expect it. We are not sure why this happened, but one thing is for sure that we need to give a long look on this issue,” Papon told The Daily Star over telephone last night.
“I talked with Mushfiqur and what he said is: ‘How do I operate if there is no teamwork?’ He also said he can’t lead the team. I didn’t want to go into the details because what I felt was that we would discuss everything after the team returned,” he added.
“In my opinion, there might be two possible reasons behind the decision — it could be an emotional outburst after an unexpected series defeat or there might be instigation. Both are very serious because as a captain one can’t take such an emotional decision without consulting with the authorities. On the other hand, we will take stern action if there is any instigation,” said Papon, who was also upset with the Tigers’ performance on this Zimbabwe tour.