Dhaka Premier League – Prime Bank hit hard as Mohammad Mithun and Rejaur Rahman Raj travel to South Africa
With eight of their players on tour, the team coach says putting a decent XI on the field will be a struggle
“The coach and selectors recommended that we send extra players. The coach wanted to see Raja, who is a promising player, while Mithun will get confidence training with the national team”
BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus
“Mithun hasn’t been part of the national setup for the last nine months. If they [Mithun and Raja] were going to play [in South Africa], I wouldn’t have a problem, but they are going only for training,” Salahuddin said. “They are not in the squads. There were players from other clubs like Naim but they took players from Prime Bank. It is going to hurt us. I didn’t really like it.”
Jalal Yunus, the BCB’s cricket operations chairman, explained that the decision to send the two Prime Bank players to South Africa was made by the team management.
“The coach [Russell Domingo] said that since Naim isn’t among the runs, he should continue playing domestic cricket,” Yunus was quoted as saying by Kaler Kantho. “The coach and selectors recommended that we send extra players. This is the first time I am hearing that the problem is that they play for Prime Bank.
“The coach wanted to see Raja, who is a promising player, while Mithun will get confidence training with the national team. They will return before the Test series, so they will only miss two or three (DPL) matches.”
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84