Jahanara Alam writes to BCB, alleges mismanagement and bias

Jago News Desk Published: 11 January 2022, 10:59 AM
Jahanara Alam writes to BCB, alleges mismanagement and bias

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury revealed that national-team discard Jahanara Alam has submitted a letter to the board, accusing selector Manjurul Islam of mismanagement and bias.

Jahanara submitted her observation before she was dropped from the national squad for the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022, set to be held in Malaysia.

Confirming the development to Cricbuzz, Chowdhury said the board would look into the matter raised by the senior player.

"Yes, we have received a letter from her (Jahanara) and will look into it and we will take required steps after taking everything into consideration," said Nizamuddin.

''When a cricketer of Jahanara's stature tells us anything naturally it will be taken seriously and we will try to find out the truth about her observation."

Cricbuzz understands that in the letter, Jahanara has labelled national selector Manjurul Islam along with a few other members of the team management as being ''biased''.

Jahanara has also apprised the board about different incidents that took place within the team from their camp at the residential camp in Sylhet last year till the ICC World Cup qualifier.

A BCB official had insisted that the former Bangladesh skipper had been left out due to disciplinary issues following several instances of misbehaviour with the team management during the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, a tour on which she took nine wickets from six games (including a three-match ODI series)..

Jahanara, who made her T20I debut in 2011, is the fourth-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in the shortest format, having claimed 38 wickets in 40 matches.

Meanwhile, the team management has claimed that Jahanara was responsible for there being different groups within the team and that she was not supportive to new national skipper Nigar Sultana Joty.

''We have decided to exclude her as we wanted to give a message to everyone but this does not imply all is gone for her as she is very much in our World Cup plan,'' an high official of BCB women's wing confirmed Cricbuzz.

Source: Cricbuzz