The BCB made a new rule where the playing XI must have at least one legspinner
Test and T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan criticised the latest issues with the Bangladesh Cricket Board. It was reported that the BCB has a new rule where legspinners must bowl four overs in every innings of the Bangladesh Premier League. In the new order, the playing XI must include at least one legspinner. Last week, the BCB fired head coaches of two teams for their failure to follow the order.
Shakib Al Hasan didn’t like the new rule as it will be too hard for every BPL teams. ‘For so many years we couldn't select a leg-spinner for the senior team, but suddenly we made plans to include seven legspinners in the BPL. This decision does come as a bit of a surprise, but I would still state that the board has taken a decision that it thinks is good’, he said.
‘I think that leg-spinners should bowl a lot of overs in first-class cricket to gain confidence and consistency. The BPL is an international-standard competitive tournament where you will face scenarios that you are likely to face in international cricket. You share the dressing room with overseas cricketers. It is not the place to make a player’, he added.
Al Hasan didn’t just comment about the new rule but also BPL’s poor pay for cricketers and their lack of focus to improve facilities. He cited some places such as Chittagong where he suggested that they should have proper facilities.
‘I always get a feeling that cricketers in our country are being suppressed. This is not right. Everyone should have equal opportunity. A player should be left to earn what he feels he deserves. If the team doesn't want to take the player at that payment, the player will deal with it. But to stop him from freely naming his price is not right’, he said.
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