Tamim is the captain of Comilla Victorians    AFP
Tamim is the captain of Comilla Victorians AFP

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) gave warning to cricketer Tamim Iqbal for commenting on Dhaka’s slow pitch. Tamim mentioned a certain match between his side Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders, where the Victorians struggled to win chasing Riders’ 98-run target. Apart from Tamim, Mashrafe Mortaza, too, did not seem pleased with the wicket.

“Always there is an excuse that this venue didn’t get rest as it has hosted a lot of matches. But this time, we are playing after a gap of 10 days. Perhaps the curator can give the best answer. It is disappointing for the crowd as they have witnessed one team making 97 runs and the other team struggling to get over that, requiring to go till the last over to complete the task,” Tamim had said after the match, as reported by Cricbuzz.

“I think all of you understand cricket and, honestly speaking, playing T20 cricket on such a wicket is really tough. More so after returning from Chittagong. To get such kind of wicket definitely is not acceptable to us. We know there is a disadvantage if you lose the toss and bowling team gets some advantage but not to such an extent – the good-length balls were going over the head, while also providing so much assistance to spin,” Mortaza had said about the pitch.

“It seemed there was so much turn and spin in the wicket that slower bowlers were equally devastating with the white ball like they were against Australia in the Test series. I think it is high time we put our focus on the wicket and that too with utmost importance,”