BCB to consider splitting captaincy

People have been questioning whether Rahim is capable of leading Bangladesh in all three formats of the game

People have been questioning whether Rahim is capable of leading Bangladesh in all three formats of the game

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced that the are considering splitting the captaincy since the board’s president, Nazmul Hassan, believes it will be beneficial for the country in the future.

The decision to split the captaincy comes after the national team were whitewashed 3-0 in their ODI series against the West Indies. As a result of the loss, there have been questions about whether captain Mushfiqur Rahim can handle leading Bangladesh in all three formats of the game.

“We don’t want to discuss it since the series is still going on but there is every possibility that in the future we will split the captaincy between the Test and ODI teams,” Hassan said. “We wanted to take a number of decisions but thought that since the series is ongoing, it won’t be wise to do so.

“Considering the opponent, we will get fewer opportunities to be in winning positions, so why can’t we make proper use of those?

“We don’t interfere in team selection, which is the selectors’ jurisdiction. As far as I know, the captain decides the team on the day. No one interferes. But we have some questions about selection in the first ODI against West Indies. We will ask them after the series. I think the team has some strategic issues, too.”

Hassan also revealed that the BCB are mulling over the idea of creating an independent body to oversee everything the national team does. It is understood that the body will be called the technical committee.

“We can support them [the Bangladesh team] in every way, but they have to perform,” he said. “Today we discussed that we can have an independent body, a technical committee made up of outsiders, like former players, and some board members.

“After every series they will talk to the coach and captain. They have the right to speak to any player, and give us an independent assessment. I think we will get a lot of newer ideas.”

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