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Nadel takes a swipe at Jahanara

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  • 11th January, 2022 09:50:04 PM
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Nadel takes a swipe at Jahanara

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s women wing chairman Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel took a swipe at Jahanara Alam for submitting her observation to the board regarding the mismanagement in the national team dressing room.

Jahanara submitted her observation before she was dropped from the national team for the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022, set to be held in Malaysia this month.

A BCB official insisted that the former Bangladesh skipper has been left out due to disciplinary issues following several instances of misbehavior with the team management during the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

However, Nadel didn’t speak on the disciplinary issues but told reporters that he possesses such proof which will make everyone embarrassed.

“There are a lot of issues that I would like to avoid that could ruin our women’s cricket,” Nadel said on Tuesday.

“We didn’t say anything specific about their future (those who were dropped). There is a tournament going on and irrespective of whether it is a big or small event but the way you (media) are asking and want to hear the saga, I think this is extremely harmful to our cricket.

“As this is a sensitive issue, everyone should maintain professionalism in their respective place to take forward our cricket. I have some evidence that I don’t want to mention.

“The team manager and coach submitted the Zimbabwe tour report and the CEO also saw the report. We also saw the report. I didn’t say anything about this because the complaint is yet to come to me. The CEO has talked with her. The CEO assured her that he would take the matter seriously,” he concluded.

Jahanara earlier in her letter informed the board regarding different incidents that took place from their residential camp in Sylhet last year until the ICC World Cup qualifier that prompted her to think like a victim.

Jahanara can certainly claim her as unlucky for not making a cut in the CWG qualifier considering she claimed nine wickets in the six games she played in Zimbabwe comprising a three-match ODI series followed by the ICC World Cup qualifier.

 It was learnt that there were several instances in the recent past that suggests that all was not going well with Jahanara and the team management led by Manjurul Islam, who apparently made all the calls in the national women’s cricket.

Meanwhile, Nadel told The Daily Sun that they are looking to have a foreign head coach for the women’s wing and Jason Swift is one of the candidates.

“Yes we have spoken with several coaches and Swift is one of them but nothing is finalised yet,” he said.