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Dhaka Bank Cup 2014

Naimur sent to seek answers

Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has sent director and former Bangladesh captain Naimur Rahman to the West Indies in a bid to analyse the Tigers' disappointing run in the series so far.

In the first ODI, Bangladesh lost the match despite having reduced the hosts to 34 for five in the initial stages. In the second ODI, they were bundled out for an embarrassing 70.

The board has raised a number of questions with regards to the team management's strategies during this series and Naimur, who left for the West Indies yesterday, has been sent to get some answers.

“We have plenty of questions. We need to know why we are losing matches despite getting into winning positions. Some of the strategies used by the team were questionable and we need answers. That's why we have decided to send him,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon told The Daily Star yesterday.

“We are not interfering in the team management's planning. There have been a few abrupt changes in terms of the strategy and selection. We just need explanations. We will also talk to the players and find out whether they are under any sort of pressure or if they are facing any problems,” he added.

It was learnt that the board was disappointed with strategies involving the exclusion of Abdur Razzak from the first game and Mominul Haque in the series.

Board directors reckoned that Razzak's slow left-armers could have been a threat to West Indies' right-handed middle order in the first game. They also felt that Mominul could have been a far better choice than playing four specialist openers at the top.

Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Last modified: 10:37 pm Monday, August 25, 2014

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