Rumana Ahmed, the former captain, will have a conversation with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to receive a warning for her recent comments about the team administration. Rumana recently conveyed her anger at not being included in the team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka to the uninitiated.
The former captain and Salma Khatun were left out of the 16-person roster for the forthcoming series, according to BCB team selector Monjurul Islam. Contrary to what the team selector had said, Rumana asserted that she felt that she had been “dropped” rather than “rested.”
“I do feel as though I’ve been abandoned. Look, you always talk to the cricketer when you give them a break. “I felt like I was dropped, but it was completely the team management’s decision as to whether or not they gave me a rest,” she said to Cricbuzz.
Following the comments, the BCB paid attention to them and will give the senior cricketer a “verbal warning” in a meeting planned for after Eid. Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, head of BCB Women’s wing, stated, “We will call her Rumana Ahmed after Eid for an explanation and as this is the first time she did something like this, we will give her verbal warning.”
Notably, Rumana was benched for the first time since making her debut against Ireland in 2011. The former captain played in 84 T20Is and 50 ODIs, scoring 854 runs in T20Is and 963 runs in ODIs, respectively. She has so far taken 50 ODI wickets and 75 T20I wickets.
The BCB is currently considering changing up the squad’s makeup and recruiting new members. According to one of the senior board members, the older members must comprehend this procedure and “make room” for the younger members of the setup.
“I don’t mean to imply that her international career is ended or that she hasn’t contributed to us in any way, but we also need to recognize the importance of raising the next generation. Seniors will therefore need to clear the way at some point or another, according to a BCB official closely associated with the organization’s women’s section.
“I don’t believe it is true that seniors are not respected in the locker room, and one must understand the head coach or any other member of the team management will not drop a performer because it would only have an impact on the outcome, which in the end is the yardstick to judge the performance of the backroom staff,” he said in his conclusion.