After returning to Dhaka, most of the national players have preferred
to spend quality time with their families, an understandable move
considering that they have been on the move for the last three months or
so because of the ICC WorldTwenty20, the Bangladesh Premier League and
the national camps.
The break in the international schedule has helped them take a bit of
a breather. That was exactly what most of the players did, except for
The tall fast bowler, who was deemed by the ICC to possess an illegal
bowling action, was busy sweating it out alongside bowling coach Heath
Streak at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
This was Taskin's first bowling session ever since he was banned from
bowling in international cricket. Considering the enormity of the
scenario, the team management have decided to waste no time and have
immediately started working closely with Taskin's bowling.
The young pacer will have to undergo another test and pass that in order to be able to bowl in international cricket again.
“He has already started working with Streak. However, we haven't
decided when we will ask him to take the test. The thing is we don't
have any international series soon and there's plenty of time for him to
get ready,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) cricket operations
chairman Akram Khan.
“The next assignment for the players will be the Dhaka Premier
League. But as far as bowling in domestic cricket goes, Taskin can bowl
since the ICC has no issues regarding that. So we don't have any
immediate worries,” he added.
Akram though reiterated the statement made by BCB president Nazmul
Hassan Papon a few days ago and said that the board will form a
committee that will observe the actions of bowlers in domestic cricket.
“The committee will work on identifying the illegal actions in the
domestic circuit and measures obviously will be taken against them,”
The former national captain has also said that the board is planning
to organise an extra series before England arrive in October since the
Tigers have plenty of free time in their calendar this year.
“We are thinking of arranging a series during the gap. We are in
touch with around five teams. The discussions are still in the primary
stage. Let's see what happens,” said Akram.
“I am actually also concerned about my A team. We have to organise
series for them. The last time we formed the A team there were many
national players in it. We need to form a new team,” he added.
Bangladesh's next international assignment is expected to take place
in August when they are scheduled to travel to India to play a one-off
Test, their first in the country.