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Old December 13, 2002, 01:43 PM
Shubho Shubho is offline
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The Rediff artlice is indeed very interesting, and makes a good attempt to diffuse the tension. They are right. In a sense, it is not Bangladesh's fault that the team is being clobbered by all and sundry. Think about it this way: if you're given test status tomorrow, you'd lose the first 50 tests if you were asked to play them all in the first year. We've had test status for little over a year, so we cannot be expected to do anything special.

On the other hand, the conclusion of the article is a little off. How is it more 'humane' to let us sit out in the cricketing wilderness and deny us much-needed exposure.

The Indians (and others) do not have a clue about the lack of improvement in our cricket. Our infrastructure (whatever little there was) is being pulled apart. The ICC should get involved by checking up on the activities (present and future) of the BCB, and ensure that things are moving in the right direction. This will spare both the ICC and the BCB the embarrassment of having to demote Bangladesh to ODI status again.
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