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BCB seeks explanation from ACC on drastic changes

  • Published at 12:56 am September 20th, 2018

The ACC, organisers of the Asia Cup, without any notice changed the format and fixture of the tournament in order to ensure all India matches are held in Dubai

The BCB high-ups including board president Nazmul Hasan asked the organising committee of the Asia Cup for an explanation about changing the fixture in the middle of the tournament in Dubai Wednesday. 

An inappropriate reply to the query will result in the raising of the issue in the next ACC board meeting. BCB chief Nazmul and CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury are members of the ACC executive committee.

The ACC, organisers of the Asia Cup, without any notice changed the format and fixture of the tournament in order to ensure all India matches are held in Dubai. 

The six-nation tournament was to have two teams from each group, as a champion and runners-up, qualify for the Super Four round. 

But according to Bangladesh team sources and as per the new fixture, the ACC fixed the standing of the top two teams in each group irrespective of the results of the final group stage matches, rendering those encounters unimportant. 

It was understood that the Bangladesh management in its initial communication with the organising committee might not have found a satisfactory answer. 

“They even insisted that the tournament format has always been like this, which is hilarious. All the time we knew top two teams of the group are to move forward in the tournament as champion and runners-up. We have the top board officials in Dubai and they are in discussion with the ACC,” said a team source to Dhaka Tribune requesting anonymity.

Meanwhile, Nizamuddin informed the media that a change in schedule during an ongoing tournament is unacceptable, and an explanation has been asked from the ACC.

“We have already sent in a query to the ACC asking for an explanation with sudden change of the tournament fixture. If the reply is not satisfactory we plan to raise the issue in the next ACC meeting,” said Nizamuddin to the media in Dubai Wednesday.

The change has also made a severe effect on the itinerary of Bangladesh team. The Tigers now have to play two games in two consecutive days - Thursday and Friday - in two different venues with a 139km journey in the desert country.   

Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan again Sunday in Dubai, their third match in four days, before facing Pakistan Wednesday. However, the change is at best questionable and unethical for which the Bangladesh team captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza had come down hard on the organisers.

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