BCB says relationship with players ‘cordial’

A year on from the players’ strike that shook Bangladesh cricket, senior BCB officials believe that their relationship with country’s cricketers remains “cordial”. But the players have refrained from making any public statements about the strike, despite it being widely acknowledged that they had raised relevant issues which were affecting the country’s cricket.

Their use of the word “respect” at the very beginning of their address to the media, on October 21 last year, touched a chord with the public. Players in Bangladesh have felt aggrieved for decades and last year, particularly after the World Cup, a few episodes in particular motivated them to take such a bold step. However a meeting with the BCB two days after the strike began, chaired by board president Nazmul Hassan, which led to the concluding of the strike, has seemingly had a long-term effect on the cricketers who were in…

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