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BCB boss: I told to include Miraz in ODI squad

  • Published at 12:04 am March 26th, 2017
BCB boss: I told to include Miraz in ODI squad
He informed that he instructed the national selectors to send Miraz back to Sri Lanka. “I called up [chief selector Minhajul Abedin] Nannu to send Miraz back to Sri Lanka. I found out that he (Miraz) was in Khulna. I told him (Minhajul) that he must go back to Sri Lanka. Basically, we wanted to keep him as an option because they (Sri Lanka) have a number of quality left-handed batsmen,” Nazmul told the media at Rangiri International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on Saturday in the sidelines of the first ODI. “Miraz has been bowling well in Tests and this is a very important series for us. But when I sat with the team this morning, it still wasn’t decided if Miraz or Sanjamul [Islam] would be playing in the first ODI. It was finalised after coming to the ground,” he said. Meanwhile, the BCB boss said discussions regarding Australia's tour of Bangladesh are still ongoing. “They are wanting a time slot from us for quite some time now. But nothing specific has been finalised yet. We are still communicating. According to schedule, there is an Eid break during the series; they don’t want to sit idle for five days. They feel it is impossible. Everyone is prepared to host the game on time, and we have informed them as such,” he said. The BCB chief added that he wants Shashank Manohar to return as ICC chairman. Manohar recently resigned from his post. “No specific agendas have been fixed for the upcoming ICC meeting. We requested Shashank Manohar to return as chairman. We feel that it is hard for us to find an interim chairman for two months. We need him in the ICC to finish some unfinished things. He replied to me as soon as I had sent him the email, telling him to come back. He called me [Saturday],” he said.