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Committee BCB meets Tigers management
30 May, 2007
There was no outcome, as ever, after Wednesday's meeting of Bangladesh Cricket Board's performance evaluation committee (PEC) with the national cricket team management.
After every series, the PEC sits with the team management for post-mortem reports and this time, the committee headed by BCB vice-president Shah Nurul Kabir Shaheen met with outgoing coach Dav Whatmore, chief selector Faruque Ahmed, captain Habibul Bashar and vice-captain Mohammad Ashraful separately to seek explanations behind poor showings against India, especially in the Tests.
"It was just a routine meeting. The board is not at all dissatisfied with the one-day performance but the Test performance was a real concern for us. What everybody said that the thirteen months' break was one of the main reasons behind the poor showing in Test series. All have suggested to give emphasis on the four-day competition at domestic level," informed Shaheen.
The most controversial issue during the series was the decision of fielding first by the Bangladesh team management in the second Test, which simply backfired.
"They admitted that their plan didn't work," said a satisfied Shaheen.
Many have already raised questions about necessity of these 'dead' meetings.
"There can be only one reason behind this kind of meeting that everybody is accountable," said a member of the team management smilingly.