They did not have a domestic tournament where 3-4 days matches were held. They did not have a domestic first class setup and a domestic first class tournament when they were granted test status. Their first experience of a first class match was the inaugural test that they played !
There you go. Another evidence of this person's ignorance. One of the reasons for the ICC not to grant Bangladesh during the 1997/1998/1999 ICC meetings (1 of those years', I can't remember right now exactly which year it was) test status was because we did not have a proper 3 day / 4 day first class structure. When our previous BCB board introduced this, only then, did we get test status, not before that.
In fact, it was one of the conditions for the ICC to grant Bangladesh test status that - to have a first class tournament first - whch we had during the 1999-2000 season (I remember, at the time our national players protested)
Edited on, March 7, 2005, 4:52 PM GMT, by fwullah.