Rumana Ahmed, a former captain of the Bangladesh Women’s team, claims that she has not been resting as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had previously stated. During the tour, both teams will compete in three ODIs and three T20Is between April 29 and May 12.
If the team’s management decides to rest a player, according to Rumana, they should inform that individual. The 31-year-old all-rounder stated that it is up to management to decide whether or not to rest a player, but there have been no discussions thus far.
“Certainly I feel like I’ve been dismissed. Obviously, when you grant someone a break, you discuss it with that cricketer. Rumana told Cricbuzz on Thursday, “It is solely their (team management’s) decision to give me rest or not, but they did not discuss it with me, so I felt (I was dropped).
“They have not discussed their motives with me, nor have they asked me to opt out (of this series) or anything similar, so I am unable to comment at this time (regarding their actions). “I am expressing my feelings, but they (team management) already know the rest,” she continued.
I believe that reverence for the elderly is lacking in our country. Rumana Rumana Ahmed continued by stating that she has observed for a long time that seniors have no position in the dressing room, and that this is nothing new for the Bangladesh team. In Bangladesh, there is a lack of reverence for the elderly, whereas in other countries, the elderly are valued for their experience rather than their physical fitness.
“Look, this has been going on for a long time (seniors are not welcome) because the sentiment is that now is the time for juniors. This is a natural occurrence in Bangladesh; it’s nothing new. She added, “I believe there is a lack of respect for seniors in our country, whereas in other nations, seniors are valued for their experience and little attention is paid to their physical fitness.”
Notably, the all-rounder was omitted from the national squad for the first time since her début in November 2011 against Ireland. She played a crucial role in Bangladesh’s 2018 Women’s Asia Cup victory in Malaysia.