Taskin begins work to iron out kinks

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 Taskin Ahmed.
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,” said Akram.
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.

source : the daily star

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