BCB looks into alleged disclosure by curator to SL team before final Different quarters allege Gamini leaks information about wickets to SL team


Sports desk: Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, chief executive officer (CEO) of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said yesterday that they will obviously look into the matter if there is any incongruity what is being told from all the fronts about the wicket of the tri-nation series final.

“We don’t raise any question over any matter when the result of the match is good and comes to our favour. But when the result went wrong and then different discussion is held over it,” said Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.

“I will also not discuss on any specific matter or fact or don’t hold any talk over it. But if such kind of matter comes to our attention, the board will obviously look into the matter,” Chowdhury told media at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur yesterday.

“As so far as I know we’ve every matter in our mind and we know all what we actually see it internally as our will,” he added.

The speculation, lit up after Bangladesh’s shocking drubbing to Sri Lanka in the triangular series final in Mirpur following their pre-final encounter loss, surfaced that BCB chief curator Gamini de Silva held one and half-an-hours long meeting a day before the final showdown with Sri Lankan team management at the BCB-National Cricket Academy (NCA) ground, wherein he disclosed the mystery of the track.

Along with that, it also aired that water what has been poured on the wicket ordered by Gamini day before the final that was not right at all.

Bangladesh one-day captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza grudged over wickets, stating that they expected to play on the wicket where they could be scored 300 or 300-plus against the Islanders.

“From the beginning we wanted a good wicket, one where they can get high-scoring games,” said Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.

“We have four quicks and Shakib. Our bowling unit was enough stronger to dominate any other team at our home turf,” Mashrafe told at his post-match media briefing at the Media Block of the SBNCS.

“We wanted  wickets like the one when we scored 300-plus against Sri Lanka,” he added.

Meanwhile, The BCB CEO said that they will keep a provision for school children so that they could watch Test match sitting in the stadium.

“A step will be kept for the school children to watch Test match on the basis of the proper identification confirmed by the school authorities. We’ve received such proposal from them for the one-day matches. But there are some limitations for us,” The CEO said.

“Along with that, as one-day matches are held at night, in that case, guardians will come with their children. Now as schools are remained open so we’ll try to keep the provision open for them,” he added.

When asked about match tickets, Nizam Uddin said that they could not implement what they formulate plans for the tickets.

“The way we devised our plan for the match tickets, it’s not possible to implement it always because of its demand and stadium’s sitting capacity,” he said.

“You have, of course, noticed that there is no enough demand of tickets in some matches but there is a huge demand in high-voltage matches. We always try to balance it in match day,” he also said.

“The problem will not be happened in Test. Apart from Test, there is a huge demand of tickets in Twenty20 matches beside one-day what is happened in the past. As it has happened, we’ll try to keep some more tickets during the match day,” he viewed.


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