Bangladesh Cricket Board will call back head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe from vacation if it was necessary to seek his version of national team’s recent debacle in South Africa, said a top official on Tuesday. BCB president Nazmul Hasan, who was expected to be re-elected today, said they would delve into the reasons behind poor results that saw Bangladesh losing every match in all three formats – some by a very embarrassing margin.
The Tigers returned home on Tuesday but Hathurusinghe, who had remained silent throughout the series, did not accompany the team in their home-bound flight and instead preferred to travel to Australia to be with his family.
‘We don’t have any schedule about his vacation. Whenever he feels he takes it. When he thinks it is important to stay here he stays,’ Nazmul said about the frequent vacation of Hathurusinghe.
‘But we need to take his opinion about these things…why this has happened. So we have to communicate with him. Now, even if he is on leave we will try to speak to him by calling him back. It is very important for us,’ said Nazmul.
Bangladesh, who were having some sunny days in cricket by playing in the quarter-final of the World Cup and semi-final in Champions Trophy, failed to prove their worth in any format of the game in South Africa.
The BCB president said they would speak to all stakeholders to know the reasons.
‘The overall performance was so bad, of course, we have some questions about it,’ said Nazmul.
‘We have to know if there was another problem. We all know Bangladesh can lose games, but we cannot accept the way they had lost them.
‘So we have to speak to the players. We have to speak to the coaching staff and we have to speak to the manager. We have to know what the main problem was,’ he said.
Bangladesh’s bowling unit was subdued throughout the tour, but the BCB president was not ready to blame the bowlers alone for the debacles.
‘We need to figure out the real problems, we just can’t put it on the bowlers as most of our experienced batsmen failed to perform on the flat-track. We need to work on these matters as soon as possible, because we played most of the games on our home soil [in the recent time], but from now on, most of our matches will be played in overseas, which will be even more challenging,’ he said.
Bangladesh are expected to host Sri Lanka in January in their next series before they are scheduled to travel to the West Indies in February-March.
The West Indies tour, however, could be pushed into July to facilitate the Caribbean’s playing in the World Cup qualifying round.
-With New Age input