BCB president Nazmul Hasan informed that the exclusion of six cricketers from the central contracts list was down to poor performance.
The BCB Wednesday included 10 cricketers in the central contracts list, and ousted six in the shape of pacer Taskin Ahmed, batsman Sabbir Rahman, opener Soumya Sarkar, all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain, pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi and top-order batsman Imrul Kayes.
“Performance going up and down is very common in cricket. But reward and punishment for both things are needed. Players who have been excluded like Kayes or Taskin or Mosaddek, they are very good cricketers. They had valuable contribution in many of our wins. But their recent performances is not upto the mark. We believe a player should not think in such a way, that whether I play good or bad, I will always be a contracted player under the BCB. So to establish this, we have decided to give contract to 10 players, and excluded the other six,” Nazmul informed to the media.
The BCB boss assured that as soon as these excluded players or other cricketers start performing satisfactorily then the BCB will offer them central contracts, but only according to performance.
“One thing should be clear is that these excluded players can be given central contracts in future at any time. If they can perform satisfactorily, then they will join the central contracts list. We never said the contracts list will be comprising only 10 players. We can extend it even to 50, we have no problem of extending the contracts list. But players have to perform in a satisfactory level to earn a central contract,” said the BCB boss.
BCB director and media and communications committee chairman Jalal Younus also echoed the same sentiment, saying performance was the key factor behind the BCB’s new central contracts list.
“Cricket operations committee and selectors have discussed about the central contracts list. They had a criteria before drawing up the central contracts list. According to performance, six players from the last central contracts list could not meet with the criteria. So they have been dropped. But that does not mean these players can’t play for the national team again. Whenever they start performing, they will be considered for the central contracts list again,” said Younus.