During the ICC board meeting that concluded last Saturday in Dubai, one key decision was that of Test matches where world cricket's governing body is mulling introducing a nine-team Test league, run over a two-year cycle with a play-off.
The remaining three Test teams, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan, provided they meet the criterion, will be guaranteed a consistent and confirmed schedule of Test matches against all other teams.
“There will be no promotion and demotion in this case, unlike the way it was proposed earlier in the two tier. We have been assured that we won’t have any problems with the latest reforms proposed in the ICC as we will have chances to play the big teams quite regularly. All credit goes to our team performance as international cricket community believes we are an improved side and deserve all the right to play against other big teams,” Nazmul told the media after attending the meeting in the UAE.
The BCB boss hinted that he might think over his president's post in the next term. According to Nazmul, it’s getting difficult for him to manage multiple roles at the moment.
“I think the tour of India has been one of the biggest achievements with, I guess, six months remaining in my tenure as the BCB president. It’s getting difficult for me to continue three different responsibilities. Being the Member of the Parliament, I hardly get time to visit my constituency area, while I also have a job in Beximco,” said Nazmul.
“At the same time, being the BCB president, it’s a huge responsibility for me. Cricket takes away all the time in my life. Even I also have to think about my health, which is not well. I think I have to leave at least one of these responsibilities. Let's see what happens in future,” said Nazmul.