View Full Version : BCB tring to get some more cricket before WC

May 7, 2006, 02:49 PM
The question could be raised whether Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is concerned about the seriousness of the matter.
Reliable sources however said that BCB has sent a proposal to West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to visit Bangladesh before their away series against Pakistan this year but the WICB was yet to respond to Bangladesh's desire. When contacted BCB's chief executive officer Mahmudur Rahman admitted that they sent a proposal to WICB but it was only for a five-match one-day series.

But he said that the board is looking for a slot to minimise the gap in Test cricket.
"The BCB high-ups have already talked about the matter and we are really concerned about the long-break in Test cricket. But finding a slot is a real problem. We are working to find a slot for Bangladesh to play at least one Test series within the break," he added.


WI visit Pakistan in December, so if a tour was to be made it would take place after the Champions Trophy final in November

May 7, 2006, 02:55 PM
Yes, It will b help for fitness and match practise aswell.

May 7, 2006, 08:31 PM
I think WICB will accept BCB's proposal. Playing against Bangladesh will help them familiarize with the sub-continents condition and since we have good spinners, west indian batsman will get to play some spin before facing Kaneria.

May 7, 2006, 08:41 PM
We need to play some test matches in between now and May next year. We have got lots of ODIs coming so no worry for the ODIs but its the test cricket we need to be more serious.