The Bangladesh Cricket Board is planning to introduce a ‘six-month review’ clause to their centrally contracted cricketers this year.
The selection panel made this recommendation along with a few others to the BCB and they are waiting for approval as it is placed in the next board meeting.
‘’We are waiting for the approval of the board in order to implement the move that is taken to make sure no one takes his place for granted because we may opt for changes if someone performs very badly but that does not imply that the central contract list will be changed after every six months,” he said.
“Rather this initiative is likely to keep everyone on their toes considering the fingers will be pointed at them if they fail to deliver and come up with a below-par performance for a period of six months,” he added.
The list of BCB’s centrally contracted cricketers for 2023 will be made public after the board meeting.
It was learnt that the BCB is planning to trim the list to 18 or 19, subject to Mahmudullah’s inclusion in a new category named ‘Only ODIs’, from 21 cricketers that were in place last year.
The inclusion of Mahmudullah in the central contract list is a matter of discussion as he has already retired from Test cricket while his T20I future looks very bleak after being excluded from the last ICC T20 World Cup squad.