With the BCCI in dismay, the BCB had no opportunity to discuss about the future and bilateral series'.
It is a norm between the boards to discuss and chalk out plans for future in the sidelines of a bilateral series. But this has only remained in theory for BCB in their ongoing tour of India, given the current shake-up in operation of the BCCI. The most influential cricket board in the world, BCCI is now being operated by an interim committee after the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur as president in January this year.
The SC appointed senior advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam as amicus curiae and asked them to suggest names of those deemed capable of administering the BCCI.
With no chance for dialogue in an almost empty BCCI office, the BCB delegation’s tour to Hyderabad had very little to do as far as bettering ties are concerned.
“We did not have any discussion with them (BCCI). I have not met the person taking care of the board right now so there was no discussion. As far as FTP goes, we do have some series but nothing this year as have a tight schedule,” said Nazmul on Saturday.
Bearing in mind Bangladesh’s hectic schedule this year and the Future Tours Programme in the coming years, the BCB might have a pool for Test cricket soon, informed Nazmul.
Bangladesh started the year by travelling to New Zealand for a full bilateral series. The Tigers, currently touring India will then visit Sri Lanka, followed by the tour of Ireland and the 2017 Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in May this year.
After coming home, the team will get busy hosting Pakistan and then Australia, if everything goes according to plan. In accordance with the international calendar, Bangladesh will end 2017 touring South Africa for a full bilateral series.
With so much cricket to be played, the demand for a pool of players has increased, especially for five-day cricket. The BCB boss said work is already in progress in that aspect.
“The players will need proper rest for which we need to have a pool of four-five players, only for Tests. There is no other option for us. We have a busy schedule in the FTP and it will be tough for players to avoid injuries while playing so much cricket,” said Nazmul.