Monday, 23 May, 2022

Jahanara brushes aside all allegations

Jahanara brushes aside all allegations

National discard Jahanara Alam brushed aside all kinds of allegations against her and claimed that she wasn’t involved in grouping in the national team dressing room.

Jahanara, who failed to make a cut in the national women’s squad for the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022, set to be held in Malaysia this month, recently submitted an observation note to the BCB regarding the mismanagement in the national team dressing room.

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 Islam.

It was claimed that 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.

“I’m not involved in any kind of grouping,” Jahanara told The Daily Sun on Saturday.

“I’m playing cricket for over 14 years and after coming this far there is no point in getting involved in the grouping. I’m really shocked to hear this,” she added.

Jahanara said that she is ready to face any consequence if anyone can prove anything wrong against her while adding that everyone should be sensitive before maligning her considering she is a girl and she has a family.

“I’m ready to face anything if anyone can prove anything wrong against me. But people who are spreading these things should have the guts to come in front of light rather than talking behind my back,” she said.

“Every now and then, I’m hearing or reading that the sources allege that I have done these things but no one has the courage to disclose the details.  If you have evidence about my ill motives or about anything else please show it to the world rather than defaming me. I’m a woman and I have a family,” she said.

“I didn’t file any complaint to the BCB rather just gave them an observation note and I don’t feel I have done anything wrong considering being a senior member of the team I have all the right to put my thoughts,” she said.

“I’m sure everything will be sorted out sooner than later but truly speaking I’m exhausted seeing all these things that are happening around me,” she added.

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.

Meanwhile, the BCB Women’s Wing Chairman Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel told The Daily Sun that they don’t want to create more controversy by dragging on this issue.

“I think we have to understand that she has gone through a lot in the recent past and we don’t want to talk about it and make the situation escalate further,” said Nadel.