Thursday, June 02, 2005

Agreed for once

I actually think it's a good suggestion by Miandad. I was thinking of writing an article on why Bangladesh needs to go back to being a non-test playing nation and start from scratch. Ever since their debut in 2000 against India at home. They have shown no sparks or talent to be up with the test-playing nations. Their record till date is dismal.

Why has the ICC been lenient towards them really puzzles me? Zimbabwe has had its own share of troubles with politics and player's boycott. ICC put them on warning that their test-status could be taken away, and then why spare Bangladesh?

You have to earn your test-status, you have to keep it through your performances. Too many unimportant records get broken or new records are made against Bangladesh. Even the opposition knows that they are insignificant and would rather have them against the other nations to merit some attention.

Have a look at this record (more details go here) and you all will agree with Miandad too....
Played: 37
Won: 1
Lost: 32
Tie: 0
Win/Loss Ratio : 0.03

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