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Jahanara-Manjurul face-off gives BCB hard time

Jahanara-Manjurul face-off gives BCB hard time

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National discarded Jahanara Alam submitted her observation to the Bangladesh Cricket Board regarding the mismanagement in the national dressing room.

A Bangladesh Cricket Board official confirmed that they have received that letter adding that they will look into the matter considering she is a senior player.

“Yes, we have received a letter from her (Jahanara) and will look into it and will take required steps after taking everything into consideration,” BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told The Daily Sun on

Monday.

Experienced pacer Jahanara failed to make a cut in the national women’s squad for the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022, set to be held in Malaysia.

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

Jahanara, who made her T20I debut in 2011, is the fourth-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in the shortest format, having claimed 38 wickets in 40 matches.

The Daily Sun understands that Jahanara has pointed her fingers at national selector Manjurul Islam along with a few other members of the team management.

Jahanara, who claimed nine wickets in the six games in Zimbabwe, can certainly claim her unlucky for not making a cut in the CWG qualifier as according to sources the axing was largely due to her cold relationship with women’s national selector Manjurul, who hardly provided her space despite being a senior player.

The team management sources informed that Jahanara was involved in grouping in the team and put bad words into the ears of her teammates against the members of the team management led by Manjurul.

She was also very unsupportive to new national skipper Nigar Sultana Joty and many in the BCB felt that Jahanara was excluded from the national team to break this grouping.

It was learnt that Manjurul also played a big part in making her uncomfortable in the dressing room and many accused that the former national pace bowler used harsh words during training sessions with his charges that hardly had gone well with national women cricketers.

Apart from Jahanara, another women cricketer also complained to an influential BCB director regarding their status under Manjurul regime.

“It’s very hard to make a judgment because we’re not very close with them but certainly what I understand is that everything isn’t fine in the women’s national dressing room,” said the BCB director.

The BCB official informed that Jahanara exclusion is just a wake-up call for her considering she is very much there in their ICC World Cup plan though some raised doubts after she decided to raise her voice against the management.