Will the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) investigate Afghanistan A’s allegation sincerely, for the greater interest of the country’s cricket? It remains to be seen whether the BCB will take the allegation seriously or let it fade into the background like many previous such allegations in the domestic competitions, especially in the lower tiers.
As custodians of the game in the country, only the BCB can take proper action after Afghanistan A captain Nasir Jamal said that the groundsmen denied them a series victory against Bangladesh A. Jamal said that the groundsmen ruined the fourth one-dayer for them and they complained to match referee Showkatur Rahman Chinu regarding the allegedly unprofessional approach of the groundsmen in the match that was called off due to rain.
“As they [Afghanistan A] did not give any official complaint, we will look into the matter internally,” said BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury yesterday.
Former national captain and BCB director Gazi Ashraf Hossain however said that the BCB can form an inquiry committee to unearth the truth.
“It’s very difficult for me to comment on the issue as I am not aware of what actually happened there. But it’s unfortunate that this kind of allegation came from a visiting side. I think BCB can form an inquiry committee to find out whether the incident took place or not. If anything happened like this, then the board should ensure exemplary punishment for the culprits,” said Gazi Ashraf. “The match referee is the representative of the board, so if they submitted a complaint with him, it means they have complained to the board,” he added.
Match referee Chinu already informed that there was an observation in the captain’s report similar to what Jamal told The Daily Start on Tuesday, so the BCB can ask him to submit the full report and then disclose inform the public to clear the air, besides investigating it thoroughly.