England are schedule to lock horns with Bangladesh in two Tests and three one-day internationals after their scheduled arrival on September 30. But the bilateral series was pushed into uncertainty following the Dhaka terror attack on July 1. ECB then in a prompt statement said that they will “closely observe the situation”.
Hasan said that England’s delegation ahead of the tour could arrive between “August 15 to 20”.
“We sent the ECB the security proposal but they haven’t given us a feedback. What we are guessing is that since the security insepction team will be traveling to India in mid-August, they will visit Bangladesh too during that trip,” said Hasan yesterday.
“They said that they would give the feedback to our proposal when they are here, possibly between August 15-20,” he added.
Meanwhile, injured Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman will meet doctors suggested by the ECB. Nazmul said that they suggested two doctors, one of whom (Dr Lennart Funk) is on holiday.
“Dr Lennart Funk is going on holiday and won’t be back before August 22. So since the ECB suggested two names, we will look into the other doctor, whose name is Andrew Wallace of London’s Fortis Hospital. We will see who is our best option and that can even be in Australia,” he said.
On the other, Hasan said he is upset with the irregular players’ payment in the Dhaka Premier League 2016 which concluded in June. Players of Brothers Union, which finished 10th this season, are the latest to have complained of irregularity to the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday.
“It is very unfortunate that players went to meet the CEO despite being given a deadline. The board will pay even if the club doesn’t. It shouldn’t have been so delayed. The board will deal with the legal procedure with the clubs later. Players shouldn’t suffer, because the system we have used this time, the board has taken responsibility. It was our mistake, we must pay them immediately,” said Hasan.