Roquibul Hassan, the primary captain of the nationwide cricket workforce, believes that cricketers should illustrate the fantastic thing about Check cricket with a purpose to entice followers.
Whereas elevating questions on an absence of Check tradition following a humiliating defeat 2-0 collection defeat to the West Indies, Check captain Shakib Al Hasan identified that there was an absence of curiosity amongst followers in longer-version cricket in Bangladesh.
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Roquibul admitted that Bangladesh had been but to make strides by way of organising aggressive first-class competitions. However he admitted that, regardless of all of the shortcomings, gamers like Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal couldn’t defend the Check workforce’s poor latest performances.
“Folks worship magnificence and that applies to cricket as properly. Sadly, our demonstration of cricket may be very ugly. Why would I’m going to the sphere to observe an unpleasant show of cricket? Once you play properly, win video games commonly, struggle in robust conditions, solely then will there be spectators.
“I do know we now have lot of limitations by way of first-class infrastructure, it is particularly irritating that we’re but to kind regional cricket associations. However it’s important to needless to say gamers are the principle stakeholders of the sport they usually should take the accountability to make Check cricket stunning. Solely gamers could make Exams or longer-version cricket stunning,” Roquibul mentioned.
He added that after 22 years of Check cricket, we can’t solely blame infrastructure as a result of there have are quite a few situations in sporting historical past of gamers overcoming adversities and changing into world-class athletes.
“The best way Tamim [Iqbal] and Shakib [Al Hasan] performed among the pictures that bought them out, typically I’m wondering how they’ve scored 5,000 runs,” the previous skipper questioned.
“Not many are all in favour of Check cricket in our nation, however in different nations they’ve many followers. Why? As a result of if I’m going to observe our video games, I do know the end result already. Bangladesh will lose anyway. So why ought to I’m going and watch that recreation?” he mentioned.
He additionally questioned the logic of the latest discussions concerning the lack of Check tradition within the nation.
“I’m unable to know what those that speak about cricket tradition truly imply. If they’re making an attempt to say that it is because of an absence of participation Exams and that is why they’re unable to carry out properly, that is completely different. However the way in which persons are speaking concerning the absence of spectators within the longer-version resulting in this situation, I disagree. Our gamers wouldn’t have the abilities, temperament or endurance to make sure the presence of the gang,” he defined. “I believe it was higher to not drag this subject after 20 years,” he added.
Nonetheless, Roquibul agreed with what Shakib mentioned about making a system. He believes there isn’t any various to creating a aggressive first-class competitors with a purpose to get skillful Check gamers.
“Again in our days, after we began to play commonly after Independence, all of our video games had been longer-versions. When you speak concerning the tradition of longer-version cricket, I’ll say that there’s a enormous hole right here and it isn’t the way in which it as soon as was, that is the very first thing.
“Then it’s important to make it aggressive. You possibly can’t play only for the sake of taking part in. We have been listening to for a few years about ‘regional cricket associations’. They sat for conferences, however the end result is unknown. To make these tournaments aggressive, it’s important to depend on them [regional bodies]. Sadly, actuality is completely different. Groups are organised centrally from Dhaka and there’s a observe of nepotism.
“We are able to make longer-version cricket with prime Premier Division Cricket League groups as a result of prime gamers play there. We should suppose ‘outdoors the field’. We do not have time for cliched conventional phrases,” he continued.
Roquibul additionally thought it was suicidal to finish a nationwide league match inside a month.
“There have been enormous technological developments in cricket. You can not conceal and there’s no scope for mercy now. So, it’s important to be good sufficient to take care of trendy cricket. You can not persist with cliches of ‘we now have no tradition,” he ended.