BCB president to sit with Mahmudullah about captaincy

Bangladesh T20I skipper MahmudullahShamsul Hoque

Bangladesh Twenty20 International captain Mahmudullah is going through a rough patch with the bat. The team is also struggling to notch up victories under his leadership and questions are being raised about his captaincy.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said that he too is worried about Mahmudullah’s dip in form and will sit with Mahmudullah after he returns to Bangladesh to discuss his future as the T20 captain.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan

“I don’t think making abrupt changes to the team will have any significant affect. We have to think long term. It’s difficult to talk about the captaincy issue right now. It will take at least a month to make a decision. Once the captain returns, we will have a discussion with him,” Nazmul said in a press conference at the BCB headquarters in Mirpur after a board of directors meeting.

When asked about Mahmudullah’s performance, Nazmul said, “People are talking so much about Mahmudullah Riad, his name is coming up repeatedly, because he is not among runs. When he returns to Bangladesh, I will speak with him. I think once he starts scoring runs, everything will be fine again.”

Nazmul also spoke about the series defeats in the Tests and T20Is in the recently concluded series against West Indies.

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“We are not doing well in T20s and Tests. We have already made some plans for Tests. We don’t know what more we could do to make domestic cricket more competitive. The wickets have improved a lot. I don’t think we can change it too much. To make domestic cricket competitive, we have to make the national team players compete. If we can’t get the national team cricketers to play in the competition, then how can it become competitive. It’s tough. We are in discussions about it. We have formed a committee, let’s see what happens.”